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Tenby Guisers' Play - 1857
Christmas Play from Icomb, Glos. - 1913-1916

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Line Tenby Guisers' Play - 1857 Christmas Play from Icomb, Glos. - 1913-1916
1. here comes i old father christmas christmas or not  
2. i hope old father christmas will never be forgot  
3. a room make room here gallant boys and give us room to rhyme a room a room brave gallants all room to rise and room to fall
4. we ve come to show activity upon a christmas time we was come round this merry christmas time
5. acting youth or acting age to act activity of young activity of age
6. the like was never acted on this stage some of the funniest activities as ever was acted on king george s stage
7. if you don t believe what i now 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 where is the man that forbids me stand
14. before me with my sword in hand said he would knock me down with his gracious hand
15. i ll slay him and cut him as small as flies he would hit me hack me as small as flies
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 ten pounds for a good 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 and sing
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 in comes i old bells abub
48. and under my arm i carry a club and on me shoulder i carry me club
49. under my chin i carry a pan in me hand me drippin pan
50. don t i look a nice young man don t you think i m a jolly old 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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