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Mummers' Play from Hamstall Ridware (Staffs.) 1884
Cheshire Play - Before 1788

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Line Mummers' Play from Hamstall Ridware (Staffs.) 1884 Cheshire Play - Before 1788
1. i open the door i enter in open the door and let us come in
2. whether i lose or whether i win i hope your favour we shall win
3. if ever i rise i ll stand before whether we stand or whether we fall
4. i ll do my duty to please you all we ll do our endeavour to please you all
5. i am put off the ragged set we have none of the wrangling sort
6. put off the royal trim but some of the royal trade
7. and if you don t believe what now i say if you cannot believe me what i say
8. step in bulgard and clear the way  
9. in comes bulgard bulgard is my name  
10. i ve just sprang from the english channel again  
11. i ve come to search this nation round and round  
12. and if i can find king george i ll give ten thousand pound  
13. king george king george stands at the door  
14. with his bright buckle sword by his side with sword and buckler by my side i hope to win the game
15. he swears that he will tan thy skin  
16. in comes king george the noble champion bold  
17. with my bright sword and buckle by my side i won three crowns of gold  
18. what three crowns of gold didst thou win  
19. i won the emer she mer sham mer rock a  
20. i didst slay seven turks and brought them to the slaughter twas i that brought the fiery dragon to the slaughter
21. and by the means of this and that i won the king of egypt s daughter  
22. for a fair body or to fly  
23. or to conquer or to die  
24. tap tap art thou a prisoner  
25. tap tap art thou a rocky stone  
26. think i come here to be cut down like a dog  
27. yes  
28. show me the man that dare before me stand  
29. i neither care for thee nor thy bright sword in hand  
30. pray what bold art thou  
31. i am the turkish champion from turkeyland i came  
32. i came to fight the daring king george they call his name  
33. and if he calls himself the champion i think myself as good  
34. and before i would surrender i would lose my precious blood  
35. stir up the fire and make a light  
36. and see king george and the turkey fight  
37. the hour is gone  
38. the clock s struck one  
39. tip tap bodge  
40. o king o king what hast thou done  
41. thou hast killed and slain my only son  
42. five pounds for a doctor  
43. no five pound doctor  
44. ten pounds  
45. here am i  
46. what can you cure doctor what cures can you cure
47. i can cure the itch the stitch the palsy and the gout the itch the stick the squint the gout
48. if there s ninety nine diseases in i m sure to fetch one hundred out  
49. fetch one out then  
50. here jack take a sup of my nip nap here jack take a little of nip nap
51. rise and walk rise up slasher and fight again
52. i ve cured this man all safe and sound  
53. i ve healed his wound and quenched his blood  
54. and he is the best man that ever stood  
55. in come old woman beelzebub  
56. over my shoulder i carry my club  
57. under my arm a dripping tin  
58. don t you think me a merry old lady  
59. a rink tink tink and a sup more drink  
60. there are one two three four five six jolly actors  
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