Freemason's Song (II)
DESCRIPTION: Freemasonry began in the garden where Adam's fig leaf was his mason's apron. King David and Noah were freemasons. "Now come over the mountain you maidens all, bring a square and rule along" because a freemason "will secure you on a cold winter's night"
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (Creighton-Maritime)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Creighton-Maritime, p. 175, "Freemason's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Free Mason Song" (subject, themes)
NOTES [34 words]: This and the "Free Mason Song" are very similar, recounting Biblical events and connecting them to masonry. Roud lumps them. As there are no exact parallels, we split them -- but it's a close thing. - RBW
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