Swinton May Song

DESCRIPTION: "All in this pleasant evening, together come are we, For the summer springs so fresh, green, and gay." The singer calls on master, mistress, and children to rise up for the May, and wishes blessings on them; the singers will not return until next May
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1862 (Chambers, according to Palmer)
KEYWORDS: ritual religious family
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-ECS, #132, "Swinton May Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #305
cf. "May Day Carol" (subject) and references there
NOTES [27 words]: Roud lumps a great variety of May songs (many of them clearly distinct) under his #305. I've split a lot of them, including this, but best to check them all. - RBW
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File: PECS133

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