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Village Music from 1905

The   music   below   was   performed   by   Mr   J.   Baker,   during   his   entertainment   of   the   older   Sunday   School children,   on   13   January   1905   at   Bere   Regis.   At   this   show,   Mr   Baker,   of   Salisbury,   also   showed   some   cine films. The   tune   was   noted   by   the Alan   &   Henry   Hammond   company,   in   the   same   year,   and   the   manuscript   was   stored   in   the   Dr   George Gardiner Collection of the English Folksong and Dance Society. At the bottom of the page are the actual words. Come all you jolly Ploughmen 1. Come, all you jolly ploughmen, and help me to sing; I'll sing in the praise of you all. For if we don't labour how shall we get bread? I will sing obe merry withal (last two lines repeated on each verse) 2. There once was two brothers; two brothers was born; There once was two brothers born The one being a shepherd a tender of sheep And the other a planter of corn 3. We're tired we're tired through more though of hay No comfort at home can we find We sit down and sing revive all care away And we'll not leave this world to repine 4. Here's April, here's May, here's June and July What a pleasure to see the corn grow! In August we mire it, we reap and sheafs tie And go down with our scythes for to mow 5. Now we have pitched up every sheaf And gleaned up every ear We'll make no more ado, but we'll plough owe'll sow And provide for the very next year  
© 2003, Bere Regis Village Website.

Village Music from 1905

Bere Regis Village Website
The   music   below   was   performed   by   Mr   J.   Baker,   during   his entertainment     of     the     older     Sunday School   children,   on   13   January   1905   at Bere   Regis.   At   this   show,   Mr   Baker,   of Salisbury, also showed some cine films. The   tune   was   noted   by   the   Alan   &   Henry   Hammond   company, in   the   same   year,   and   the   manuscript   was   stored   in   the   Dr George    Gardiner    Collection    of    the    English    Folksong    and Dance Society. At the bottom of the page are the actual words. Come all you jolly Ploughmen 1. Come, all you jolly ploughmen, and help me to sing; I'll sing in the praise of you all. For if we don't labour how shall we get bread? I will sing obe merry withal (last two lines repeated on each verse) 2. There once was two brothers; two brothers was born; There once was two brothers born The one being a shepherd a tender of sheep And the other a planter of corn 3. We're tired we're tired through more though of hay No comfort at home can we find We sit down and sing revive all care away And we'll not leave this world to repine 4. Here's April, here's May, here's June and July What a pleasure to see the corn grow! In August we mire it, we reap and sheafs tie And go down with our scythes for to mow 5. Now we have pitched up every sheaf And gleaned up every ear We'll make no more ado, but we'll plough owe'll sow And provide for the very next year  
© 2003, Bere Regis Village Website.
© 2003, Bere Regis Village Website.