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Thread #51775   Message #790400
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
24-Sep-02 - 01:04 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Old Sir Simon the King
Subject: RE: Old Sir Simon the King
Damn, I'd just typed it out. Just a couple of notes, then: The full reference for the above is Pills to Purge Melancholy, vol.III p.143 (edition of 1719-20).

Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Time, vol.I p.264, 1855) quotes the first four verses above, and adds the following to the end of each:

Says old [Sir] Simon the king,
With his ale-dropt hose, and his Malmsey nose,
Sing hey ding ding a ding, ding.

That's the bit which Pint and Dale mis-quote earlier.