Collectanea. Mummers' Plays from Berkshire, Derbyshire, Cumberland, and Isle of Man.
1929, Vol.40, No.3, p.262
"With a hey down, down, With a hey down, down, With a hey down down down derry : For we be come this Christmas time A-purpose to be merry. We'll be merry here, my boys, And we'll be merry there : Who can tell if we shall live To be merry another year?"
"Fragment of opening chorus dictated to me by my grandfather, 1926 :-"