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2. Stanford-in-the-Vale, Berks. [Mummers, 1900]
Mid-Berkshire Mummers 1888

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Line 2. Stanford-in-the-Vale, Berks. [Mummers, 1900] Mid-Berkshire Mummers 1888
1. here comes i father christmas welcome or welcome 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 a room i do presume a room a room i do presume
4. pray give me room to rhyme to maayke a little rhyme
5. for we have come to show activity this merry christmas time 1. for we be come this christmas time
2. an yer we comes at christmas time
6. acting youth or acting age an now we shows activity of youth activity of aayge
7. was never seen before or acted on the stage zuch actin you never zee upon another staayge
8. if any man can do more than me  
9. walk in king george and clear the way walk in bawld king gaarge an clear the waaye
10. here comes i king george the valiant man i be king gaarge a nawble knight
11. with naked sword and spear in hand  
12. i fought the fiery dragon and brought him to slaughter  
13. and by these means i won the king of egypt s daughter  
14. and what mortal man dare to stand an if bevoor muh he durs stan
15. before me with my sword in hand i ll cut un down wi this deadly han
16. i ll slay him and cut him as small as flies i ll cut un an slash un as small as vlies
17. and send him to jamaica to make mince pies  
18. come in bold slasher  
19. in comes i this turkish knight  
20. with thee king george i mean to fight  
21. i ll fight thee thou man with courage bold  
22. if thy blood s hot i ll make it cold  
23. wo ho my little fellow thou talk st very bold  
24. pull out thy sword and fight  
25. or pull out thy purse and pay  
26. i ll have satisfaction with thee afore thou go st away  
27. come in doctor  
28. doctor doctor where bist thee doctor doctor wher bist thee
29. king george is wounded in the knee king gaarge is wounded in the knee
30. five pound or ten pound i ll freely lay down if there s a noble doctor to be found ten pound if that nawble doctor was yer
31. in walks the noble doctor i be the nawble doctor good
32. travels much in this country more at home nor i do abroad  
33. i ain t like these little quee quack doctors  
34. and goes about for the good of the country  
35. what diseases can st thee cure doctor well what can st thou do jack
36. all diseases just which my box of pills pleases  
37. itch stitch palsy and the gout the itch the stitch the palsy an the gout
38. all pains within and pains without paains athin an paains athout
39. do st think thee can st cure this man doctor doctor can e cure this man
40. what s the matter with your man  
41. i think he s got toothache  
42. bring me my spectacles and pliers and my box of pills and a little medicine gie i my spectacles gie i my pliers
43. oh yes sir  
44. he s got him going rolling like a wheel barrow  
45. round and round like a grindstone  
46. in my box i carry my pills  
47. and in my bottle i carry my smills  
48. hand by hand there s no restrain  
49. rise up king george and fight again rise up king gaarge an vight agaain
50. here am i king george with shining armour bright  
51. famous champion also a worthy knight  
52. seven long years in close cave i was kept  
53. out of that into prison i leapt  
54. from out of that into a rock of stones  
55. there i laid down my grievous bones  
56. many a giant did i subdue  
57. when i ran the fiery dragon through  
58. i fought the man at tollatree  
59. and still i gained the victory  
60. first i fought in france second i fought in spain  
61. third i came to tetbury to fight the turk again  
62. come in molly then walk in jack vinny
63. my name is not molly tinker my naayme is not jack vinny
64. my name is mary tinker small beer drinker my naayme is mr john vinny a man of faayme
65. i told the landlord to his face  
66. the chimbley corner was his place  
67. my head s so big my wit s so small my yead s zo big an my wits zo small
68. i ve brought my fiddle to please ee all zo i brings my viddle to plaaze e all
69. ladies and gentlemen my story is ended  
70. the money box is well recommended  
71. five or six shillings will do us no harm  
72. silver or copper or a drop of beer if we can  
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