Walburgis Songs

Sumer is Icumen In

Sumer is icumen in, lhude sing cucu.
Groweth sed and bloweth med and springth the wode nu.
Sing cucu.
Awe bleateth after lomb,
Lhouth after calve cu;
Bullock sterteth bucke verteth
Murie sing cucu.
Cu, cu, cu, cu
Wel singes thu
Cu cu
Ne swik thu naver nu.
Sing cucu nu,
Sing cucu.

Hal-an-tow

Take no scorn to wear the horn, it was a crest when you were born,
Your fathers father wore it and your father wore it too.

Chorus
Hal-an-tow, jolly rumble oh! We were up, long before the day - oh,
to welcome in the summer... to welcome in the May - oh,
The summer is a comin' in and winter's gone away - oh.

Robin Hood and marion have both gone to the fair - oh,
and we were to the merry greenwood to hunt the buck and hare - oh.

Chorus

What happened to the spaniards that made so great a boast - oh,
Why they shall eat the feathered goose and we shall eat the roast - oh.

Chorus

The Aesir and Vanir bless you with all their might and might - oh,
And bring firth to our Walburgia, bring frith by day and night - oh.

Chorus

Padstow Morning Song

Unite and unite and let us all unite, for Summer is a comin' in today
And whither we go we will all unite, in the merry morning of May.

Arise up, Mr. _______ and joy to you betide, for Summer is a come intoday,
And bright is your bride that lies by your side, in the merry morningof May.

Arise up, Mrs. _______ and gold be your ring, for Summer is a come intoday,
And give to us a cup of ale that merrier we'll sing, in the merry morningof May.

Now fare you well, and we bid you all good cheer, for summer is a comein today,
We'll call once more unto your house in another year, in the merrymorning of May.

Swinton May Song

All in this pleasant evening, together come as we for -
The summer springs so fresh and green and gay,
We'll sing you of the blossom and the bud on ev'ry tree,
Drawing nearer to the merry month of May!

Rise up! The Master of this house, all in your chain of gold for -
The summer springs so fresh and green and gay,
We hope you're not offended with your house we've made so bold,
Drawing nearer to the merry month of May!

Rise up! the Mistress of this house with gold all on your breast for-
The summer springs so fresh and green and gay,
And if your body is asleep we hope your soul's at rest,
Drawing nearer to the merry month of May!

Rise up! The Children of this house, all in your rich attire for -
The summer springs so fresh and green and gay,
May ev'ry hair upon your heads shine like a silver wire,
Drawing nearer to the merry month of May!

Gods Bless this House and Arbor, your riches and your stores for -
The summer springs so fresh and green and gay,
For ev'ry blessing on your heads we wish you ten times more,
Drawing nearer to the merry month of May!

So now we're going to leave you in peace and plenty here for -
The summer springs so fresh and green and gay,
We will not sing you May again until another year,
For to drive you these cold winter nights away!

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