Hampshire Mummers' Carol (God Sent for Us the Sunday)

DESCRIPTION: "There is six good days all in the week, All for the labouring man, But the seventh is the Sabbath...." The singer urges hearers to go to Church and to bring up their children well. Read the Bible. Failure is likely to bring punishment.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1897 (Kingsclere Mummers, according to Broadwood)
KEYWORDS: religious death Jesus work burial
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BroadwoodCarols, pp. 78-79, "The Hampshire Mummers' Christmas Carol" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Richard M. Dorson, _Buying the Wind: Regional Folklore in the United States_, University of Chicago Press, 1964, p. 225, "Mummers' Carol" (1 text)

Roud #1065
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Moon Shines Bright (The Bellman's Song)" (lyrics)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
There Are Six Good Days All in the Week
File: LEBC078

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