Angel from the North, The

DESCRIPTION: "(There were three/an) angel(s) came from the north, And he brought cold and frost. An angel came from the south, And he brought heat and fire; The angel came from the north, In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.' "(Come out fire, go in frost.)"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 19C (Porter)
KEYWORDS: nonballad disease religious
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond,South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
ADDITIONAL: Enid Porter, _The Folklore of East Anglia_, Batsford, 1974, pp. 44-45, "(no title)" (2 short texts)
Jacqueline Simpson, _The Folklore of Sussex_, B. T. Batsford, 1973, p. 58, "(There came two Angels from the north") (1 short text)

NOTES: This is a healing chant, not properly a song, but Porter reports two distinctly different versions, both poetic, so I thought it just enough of a folk song to include it. - RBW
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File: Porte044

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