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Lyr Req: Wassail of Figgy Duff (Michael Flanders)

Chris Green 16 Jun 08 - 03:10 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Wassail of Figgy Duff
From: Chris Green
Date: 16 Jun 08 - 03:10 PM

I remember my dad singing this when I was very small - I suspect it may have been a Flanders and Swann number. I've googled it and only come with up sheet music to buy, which since I can remember the tune is a tad superfluous! Are there any kind people out there who can remember the words?

I think it started

'Christmas is i-come
Mark ye robin's ruddy tum...'

and there my memory gives out.

Thanks in advance

Chris


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Wassail of Figgy Duff
From: GUEST,number 6
Date: 16 Jun 08 - 04:41 PM

For a moment there I thought this thread was about the late Newfie band Figgy Duff of which I fondly remember.

my apologies .... biLL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Wassail of Figgy Duff
From: Chris Green
Date: 16 Jun 08 - 04:56 PM

Not to worry, Bill. Thanks for bumping it back up to the top anyway - it'd nearly fallen off the bottom!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Wassail of Figgy Duff
From: GUEST,R2D2
Date: 16 Jun 08 - 05:06 PM

I think Michael Flanders was the author of that song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wassail of Figgy Duff (Michael Flanders)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 07:41 PM

I was just googling the song & found this thread. I know the thread is old, but here's what I remember

Oh Christmas is i-come
Mark ye robin's ruddy tum
and the wind it e-bloweth very rough, rough rough

Now do as ye be told
and keep us from the cold
and fill us up with figgy figgy duff
figgy duff!


I learnt this in school 30 years ago!
:)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wassail of Figgy Duff (Michael Flanders)
From: GUEST,:) guest
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 07:45 PM

Googled a little harder & found this....


Oh Christmas is icum
Mark ye Robin's ruddy tum
And ye winde it-te bloweth very rough (rough rough)
Now do as ye be tolde
To keep us from ye colde
And fill us up with Figgy Figgy Duff (Figgy Duff)

So merrily sing
For to make ye welkin ring
Though of singing we have had quite enough (nough nough)
My masters if you please
Give us a mouldy cheese
To eat with our Figgy Figgy Duff (Figgy Duff)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wassail of Figgy Duff (Michael Flanders)
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 07:51 PM

Source for the above please?

Thanks!

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wassail of Figgy Duff (Michael Flanders)
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 07:58 PM

Here is one that is not sourced#$~!#@~#~!

http://www.lgfl.net/lgfl/leas/bromley/schools/warrenroad/homepage/Christmas%202008/Tudor%20Xmas%20Lyrics08/


Conrad


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wassail of Figgy Duff (Michael Flanders)
From: GUEST,:)
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 07:59 PM

sorry....

This is the link from Google

www.stcaths.herts.sch.uk/christmassonglyrics.pdf

:)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wassail of Figgy Duff (Michael Flanders)
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 08:11 PM

Yes found that one too!

Here is a definition:
Figgy Duff:

"FIGGY-DOUGH (figgy-duff). Another name for Figgy-pudding. (Not common.)"

-Addy, Sidney, Oldall, A Suplement to the Sheffield Glossary, 1891, p. 45.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wassail of Figgy Duff (Michael Flanders)
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 08:22 PM

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Wassail-of-Figgy-Duff/677973
sheet music source


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wassail of Figgy Duff (Michael Flanders)
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 09:09 PM

After searching I could not establish a linke with Michael Flanders perhaps someone can come up with that. One of the sources above puts it in the topic area tudor songs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wassail of Figgy Duff (Michael Flanders)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 09:31 PM

Conrad - Your Warren Road Link isnt !!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wassail of Figgy Duff (Michael Flanders)
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 09:48 PM

this one should work just went there
http://www.lgfl.net/lgfl/leas/bromley/schools/warrenroad/homepage/Christmas%202008/Tudor%20Xmas%20Lyrics08/

Figgy Duff Wassail


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wassail of Figgy Duff (Michael Flanders)
From: Little Robyn
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 01:54 PM

Somewhere we have a CD of Artisan singing this.
I believe it is Flanders and Swann.
Can't find it at the moment, sorry.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wassail of Figgy Duff (Michael Flanders)
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 04:20 PM

Keep looking! Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wassail of Figgy Duff (Michael Flanders)
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 04:28 PM

http://www.donaldswann.co.uk/pubflanders.html

has this

The Wassail of the Figgy Duff. Traditional words and music invented by Michael Flanders. SATB and piano.
Order: Stainer & Bell

Ah yes the....traditional invention

clear as mudddddddddd

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wassail of Figgy Duff (Michael Flanders)
From: GUEST,Music teacher
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 06:18 PM

Remembering this song and trying to find it. Thank you!
Crazed music teacher who has to put together a Christmas Program @&$@$&'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wassail of Figgy Duff (Michael Flanders)
From: JohnB
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 10:30 PM

From Memory, it is from Artisan's "Paper Angels" CD.
Just did a quick Google, that is the CD it is on.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wassail of Figgy Duff (Michael Flanders)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 10:07 AM

On Donald Swann and the Olive Quantrill Singers record which was recorded Dec 12, 1979, the song is titled "Figgy Duff". I have no idea whether it is the song the OP requested.

http://www.donaldswann.co.uk/DS-LP7details.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wassail of Figgy Duff (Michael Flanders)
From: GUEST,Double Bass at 60
Date: 08 Nov 13 - 12:40 PM

I have found it.
It is indeed by Michael Flanders.
It's in '32 Galliard Carols for Christmas' published by Stainer and Bell.
The third verse goes as follows:

If a cheese you have not got,
Then a groat must be our lot,
As we dance round the mistleto-e Buff - (Bough!) - Buff!
If you haven't got a groat,
You can go and cut your throat,
And ne'er have any Figgy Figgy,
Ne'er have any Figgy Figgy,
Ne'er have any Figgy Figgy Duff. Figgy Duff!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WASSAIL OF FIGGY DUFF (M Flanders)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Nov 13 - 12:09 AM

Copied from a PDF at the website of Stainer & Bell, the publisher of the sheet music:

THE WASSAIL OF FIGGY DUFF

Oh Christmasse is icum
Mark ye Robin's ruddy tum.
And ye winde itte bloweth very rough, rough, rough,
Now do as ye be tolde
To keepe us from ye colde
And fille us up with Figgy, Figgy Duff, Figgy Duff.

So merrily we sing
For to make ye Welkin ring.
Though of singing we have hadde quite enough, nough, nough.
My maisters if you please
Give us a mouldy cheese
To eat with our Figgy, Figgy Duff, Figgy Duff.

If a cheese ye have not got
Then a groat must be our lot
As we dance round the Mistletoe Buff (Bough) Buff!
If you haven't got a groat
You can go and cut your throat
And ne'er have any Figgy, Figgy
Ne'er have any Figgy, Figgy
Ne'er have any Figgy, Figgy Duff, Figgy Duff!

Traditional words invented by Michael Flanders
©1973 Stainer & Bell Ltd


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