The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54141   Message #836660
Posted By: greg stephens
28-Nov-02 - 02:23 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Pace egging Song
Subject: RE: Origins: Pace egging Song
I think the very widely known one was based on the Heysham, Lancs, version. But it was (and is) widely sung in north Lancs and south Cumbria. It went with the Mumming Play which mainly went out at Easter in those parts. My grandad went out in Millom in about 1900, and I have a photo of him blacked up in very shabby clothes for the purpose.