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Thread #27721   Message #937425
Posted By: bradfordian
21-Apr-03 - 08:11 PM
Thread Name: Help: Pace Egging?
Subject: RE: Help: Pace Egging?
A pace egg mumming play is still maintained by school students in the Hebden Bridge area of Yorkshire, and is performed on Easter Monday in several locations. The small hillside village of Midgely gets absolutely packed (I was thers in 2002) but there's not many "eggs" seen around anymore though.

last verse:-
Come ladies and gentlemen sat by the fire
Put your hands in your pockets and give us our desire
Put your hands in your pockets and treat us alright
If you give nowt, we'll tek nowt, farewell and goodnight
Here's one, two three jolly lads all in one mind
We come a pace eggin', and we hope you'll prove kind
And we hope you'll prove kind with your eggs and strong beer
For we'll come no more neigh (near) you until the next year.

In the DT I believe