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1. Childrey, Berks. [Fragment - 1926]

S.Piggott (1929) p.262

Context

Location: 
Childrey
SU3687
Time of Occurrence: 
[Not given]
Collective name: 
[Not given]

Source

Author: 
Stuart Piggott
Title: 
Collectanea. Mummers' Plays from Berkshire, Derbyshire, Cumberland, and Isle of Man.
Publication: 
1929, Vol.40, No.3, p.262

Cast

[Unknown]

Text

[Unknown]

"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?"

Notes

Piggott's note:

"Fragment of opening chorus dictated to me by my grandfather, 1926 :-"