Hal and Tow

Chorus

Hal and tow, jolly ramble o
We were up, long before the day o
To welcome in the summer
To welcome in the May o
For summer is a comin in
And winter's gone away o

Verses

Take this corn to wear the crown
It was the crest when you were born
Your father's father wore it
And your father wore it too

What's happened to the Spaniards
That made the greater boast o
for they shall eat the feathered goose
And we shall eat the roast o

Robin Hood and Little John
Have both come to the fair o
And we will to the merry green wood
to hunt the buck and hare o


You bless the merry Moses
And all the power and might o
And send this peace to England
Send peace by day and night o

 

Bonny Green Garters

Here's to the ladies, we love them so well
Though some are regular tartars
Here's to their stockings and here's to their shoes
And here's to their bonny green garters.

Padstow May Song

Unite and unite, oh let us all unite
For summer is a'coming today
And whither we are going, we all will unite
In the merry month of May.
Oh, where are the young men that now here should dance
For summer is a'coming today
Well some there are in England and some are in France
In the merry month of May
Oh, where are the maidens that now here should sing
For summer is a'coming today
They're all out in the meadows a flower gathering
In the merry month of May
The young men of Padstow they might if the would
For summer is a'coming today
They might have built a ship and gilded it with gold
In the merry month of May
Oh where is Saint George, oh where is he oh
He's down in his longboat upon the salt sea oh
Up flies the kite, down falls the lark-o
And Ursula Birdwood, she had an old ewe
And she died in her park-o
With a merry ring and joyful spring
For summer is a'coming today
Oh happy are the little birds and merrily do they sing
In the merry morning of May
Unite and unite oh let us all unite
For summer is a'coming today
And whither we are going we all will unite
In the merry month of May
In the merry month of May