Peterborough May Song

DESCRIPTION: "Good morrow, lords and ladies, It is the first of May. We hope you'll view our garlands." "To the greenwoods we will go." "This bunch of May... is but a sprout but it's well spread out By the work of our Lord's hand." Singers celebrate spring, ask alms
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Dack, according to Palmer)
KEYWORDS: ritual religious bird
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-ECS, #134, "Peterborough May Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #305
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "May Day Carol" (subject) and references there
NOTES: 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: PECS134

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