The Pace-Egging Song

 
Performed by:
Will Noble
Recorded in:
Shepley
Recorded on:
21/01/2007
Recorded by:
Ray Padgett
Genre:
Ritual
Keywords:
Seasons,
Money
 

Archival information

TYG:
53
Key:
D
Time Signature:
3/4
Roud id:
614
Laws id:
Master title:
The Pace-Egging Song
Places Cited:

Lyrics

1
Here’s three or four jovial lads all in one mind,
We’ve come a pace-eggin’, we hope you’ll prove kind,
We hope you’ll prove kind with eggs, brass and strong beer,
And we’ll come no more at you until the next year.

Chorus
Fol-the-day, Fol-the-day,
Fol-the-diddle-day-i-o.

2
’Ere stands the ould miser with ’is baskets and bags,
For fear of ’is money ’e wears ’is ould rags,
’E wears ’is ould rags with eggs, brass and strong beer,
And we’ll come no more at you until the next year.

3
Go down in your cellar and there you will find
Your barrel’s not empty, we hope you’ll prove kind,
We hope you’ll prove kind with eggs, brass and strong beer,
And we’ll come no more at you until the next year.

4
Now eggs are not scarce and they are not so dear,
If you’ll give us a pace-egg we’ll wish you good cheer,
If you give us some money, like jovial lads free,
We’ll treeat all your lasses on Easter Monday.

5
Now Easter is comin’, that’s all for this year,
We’ll pray for your childer and wish them good cheer,
So mind what you’re doin’ and see that you’re right.
If you give us nowt we’ll tae nowt, farewell and goodnight.

Archival information

TYG:
53
Key:
D
Time Signature:
3/4
Roud id:
614
Laws id:
Master title:
The Pace-Egging Song
Places Cited: