Swearing-In Song, The

DESCRIPTION: "Do you wish to be sworn at Highgate?" "I do, Father." "Amen." "Silence, O, yes! You are my son! Full to your old father turn, sir. This is your oath." The swearer vows to be honest and chaste, and to follow drinking rituals. He kisses the horn as token
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1877 (Bell-Combined)
KEYWORDS: drink promise humorous
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Bell-Combined, pp. 408-411, "The Swearing-In Song or Rhyme" (1 text)
Roud #4586
File: BeCo408

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