English Folk-rhymes: A Collection of Traditional Verses Relating to Places and Persons, Customs, Superstitions, Etc

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K. Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1892 - Folk-songs, English - 565 pages
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Page 145 - Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on. Four corners to my bed, Four angels round my head; One to watch and one to pray And two to bear my soul away.
Page 181 - Wassail ! Wassail ! all over the town, Our toast it is white, our ale it is brown : Our bowl it is made of a maplin tree, We be good fellows all ; I drink to thee.
Page 238 - Remember us poor mayers all, And thus we do begin To lead our lives in righteousness, Or else we die in sin. We have been rambling all this night And almost all this day, And now returned back again We have brought you a branch of may. A branch of may we have brought you And at your door it stands. It is but a sprout But it's well budded out By the work of our Lord's hands.
Page 181 - I wish you a merry Christmas And a happy New Year, A pocket full of money, And a cellar full of beer," And a good fat pig to serve you all the year.
Page 239 - A branch of May we have brought you, And at your door it stands ; It is but a sprout, But it's well budded out By the work of our Lord's hands. The hedges and trees they are so green, As green as any leek ; Our heavenly Father he watered them With his heavenly dew so sweet. The heavenly gates are open wide, Our paths are beaten plain, And if a man be not too far gone...
Page 249 - ... incontinency she forfeits her estate ; yet if she will come into the court riding backward upon a black ram, with his tail in her hand, and say the words following, the steward is bound by the custom to re-admit her to her freebench.
Page 208 - severely forbad the custom of Valentines, or giving Boys in writing the names of Girls to be admired and attended on by them ; and, to abolish it, he changed it into giving billets with the names of certain Saints, for them to...
Page 215 - God bless the master of this house, and the mistress also, And all the little children that round the table go...
Page 164 - Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue : and it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the Lord, and do them...
Page 421 - Hey, my kitten, hey, my kitten, And hey, my kitten, my deary ! Such a sweet pet as this Was neither far nor neary. Here we go up, up, up, And here we go down, down, down, And here we go backwards and forwards, And here we go round, round, roundy.

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