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Tenby Guisers' Play - 1857
Truro [Formerly Mylor]: "A Play for Christmas", 1780s

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1. here comes i old father christmas christmas or not hare comes i ould father christmas welcom or welcom not
2. i hope old father christmas will never be forgot i hope ould father christmas will never be forgot
3. a room make room here gallant boys and give us room to rhyme rume rume galants rume give me a rume to rime
4. we ve come to show activity upon a christmas time  
5. acting youth or acting age  
6. the like was never acted on this stage  
7. if you don t believe what i now say and if you would not believe what i say
8. enter saint george and clear the way  
9. here comes i saint george the valiant man  
10. with naked sword and spear in hand  
11. who fought the dragon and brought him to the slaughter  
12. and for this won the king of egypt s daughter  
13. what man or mortal will dare to stand ho is the man that doth be fore me stand
14. before me with my sword in hand i will cut him down with my courrageus hand
15. i ll slay him and cut him as small as flies i will cut him and slash him so smoll as the flys
16. and send him to jamaica to make mince pies and send him to jemecka to make appel pyes
17. here comes i a turkish knight hear come s i the turkish knight
18. in turkish land i learned to fight came from the turkish land to fight
19. i ll fight saint george with courage bold i will fight sun george that man of courrage
20. and if his blood s hot will make it cold and if is blood is hot soon will i make it could
21. if thou art a turkish knight draw out thy sword and let us fight so drow thy sord and fight
22. ladies and gentlemen you ve seen what i ve done  
23. i ve cut this turk down like the evening sun  
24. is there any doctor that can be found  
25. to cure this knight of his deadly wound  
26. here comes i a doctor  
27. a ten pound doctor  
28. i ve a little bottle in my pocket called hokum skokum alicompagne i have alitle botle in the wrest bond of my britches that goes by the name of halycompane
29. i ll touch his eyes nose mouth and chin  
30. and say rise dead man and he ll fight again arize jack slash and fight again
31. here am i saint george with shining armour bright  
32. i am a famous champion also a worthy knight  
33. seven long years in a close cave was kept first into a closat i was put
34. and out of that into a prison leaped then into a cave was lock
35. from out of that into a rock of stones i sot my foot upon a rockhe stone
36. there i laid down my grievous bones their did i make my sad an griveus mone
37. many a giant did i subdue how many men have i slew
38. and run a fiery dragon through and rund the firehe dragon thrue
39. i fought the man of tillotree i fought them all courragesly
40. and still will gain the victory and stil got of thire victory
41. first then i fought in france second i fought in spain  
42. thirdly i came to tenby to fight the turk again  
43. here comes i oliver cromwell as you may suppose  
44. many nations have i conquered with my copper nose  
45. i made the french to tremble and the spanish for to quake  
46. i fought the jolly dutchman and made their hearts to ache  
47. in comes i beelzebub here comes i ould belzey bob
48. and under my arm i carry a club upon my shoulder i carry my club
49. under my chin i carry a pan and in my hand a dripen and
50. don t i look a nice young man ham not i a hansam good loocking ould man
51. ladies and gentlemen our story is ended  
52. our money box is recommended  
53. five or six shillings will not do us harm  
54. silver or copper or gold if you can  
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