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Tenby Guisers' Play - 1857
Mid-Berkshire Mummers 1888

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1. here comes i old father christmas christmas or not welcome or welcome not
2. i hope old father christmas will never be forgot hoping awld veyther christmas ull never be vorgot
3. a room make room here gallant boys and give us room to rhyme to maayke a little rhyme
4. we ve come to show activity upon a christmas time 1. for we be come this christmas time
2. an yer we comes at christmas time
5. acting youth or acting age an now we shows activity of youth activity of aayge
6. the like was never acted on this stage zuch actin you never zee upon another staayge
7. if you don t believe what i now say an if e wunt belave what i hev had to zaay
8. enter saint george and clear the way walk in bawld king gaarge an clear the waaye
9. here comes i saint george the valiant man i be king gaarge a nawble knight
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 an if bevoor muh he durs stan
14. before me with my sword in hand i ll cut un down wi this deadly han
15. i ll slay him and cut him as small as flies i ll cut un an slash un as small as vlies
16. and send him to jamaica to make mince pies  
17. here comes i a turkish knight  
18. in turkish land i learned to fight  
19. i ll fight saint george with courage bold  
20. and if his blood s hot will make it cold  
21. if thou art a turkish knight draw out thy sword and let us 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  
29. i ll touch his eyes nose mouth and chin  
30. and say rise dead man and he ll fight again rise up king gaarge an vight agaain
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  
34. and out of that into a prison leaped  
35. from out of that into a rock of stones  
36. there i laid down my grievous bones  
37. many a giant did i subdue  
38. and run a fiery dragon through  
39. i fought the man of tillotree  
40. and still will gain the 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 come in veyther beelzebub
48. and under my arm i carry a club who on thy shawlder cars a club
49. under my chin i carry a pan under thee erm a drippin pan
50. don t i look a nice young man bent e now a jolly awld 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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