Compass and Square, The

DESCRIPTION: Scottish Freemasons meet "the blessings of freedom and plenty to share, and walk by the rules of the compass and square." Kings and prophets have been Freemasons. "The Great Architect ... Instructed our sires in the great building scheme"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious ritual
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #155, p. 1, "The Compass and Square" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 469, "The Compass and Square" (1 text)

Roud #5966
cf. "Jocky the Ploughboy" (tune, per Greig)
File: GrD3469

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