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Posted By: masato sakurai
13-Dec-02 - 08:33 PM
Thread Name: Origins: I Saw Three Ships.
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Saw Three Ships.
One stanza is quoted from Forbes's Cantus (1666) in Opie's Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, 2nd ed. (no. 471 [p. 456]):
There comes a ship far sailing then,
Saint Michel was the stieres-man:
Saint Iohn sate in the horn:
Our Lord harped, our Lady sang,
And all the bells of heaven they rang,
On Christs Sunday at morn,
On Christs Sonday at morn.