A-Mumming We Will Go

DESCRIPTION: "A-mumming we will go, will go, O a-mumming... With bright cockades all in our hats, We'll make a gallant show." "Come all ye jolly mummers... Come join with us in chorus." "It's of St. George's valor, So let us loudly sing." Other tales of battle follow
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1888 (Addy)
KEYWORDS: ritual music battle
FOUND IN: Britain(England(West))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
ADDITIONAL: Tony Deane and Tony Shaw _The Folklore of Cornwall_, B. T. Batsford, 1975, p. 68, "(A-mumming we will go)" (1 short text)
Sidney Oldall Addy, _A Glossary of Words Used in the Neighbourhood of Sheffield_, English Dialect Society, 1888, p. 153, "(A-mumming we will go)" (1 text)

Roud #22576
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "A-Hunting We WIll Go" (format)
File: DeSh068

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