Freemason's Song (I), The

DESCRIPTION: "In the year of eighteen hundred and three I took a notion a Freemason to be." For his initiation he has to ride a goat, sit on a chair and "they threw me a sign from the nose to the chin saying This is our sign since Freemasons begin."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1862 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
KEYWORDS: ritual humorous
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Greenleaf/Mansfield 114, "The Freemason's Song" (1 text)
Roud #17746
NOTES: Greenleaf/Mansfield notes that "When a man was initiated into the Freemasons he was supposed to ride a goat for five hundred miles, they said"; "This is a variant of 'The Freemason' popular on stage in the sixties." - BS
File: GrMa114

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