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GUEST,willa Lyr Req: One fine day a man went to mow a meadow (45) RE: Lyr Req: One fine day a man went to mow a mea 24 Mar 01


    One man went to mow, went to mow a meadow
    One man and his dog,(Woof)
    Went to mow a meadow
Succeding verses (ad infinitum, though usually up to about ten)count down, eg
    ten men went to mow, went to mow a meadow
    ten men, nine men, eight men, seven men.....one man and his dog(Woof)
    went to mow a meadow
The version collected by Cecil Sharp is similar
    One man shall mow my mow my meadow, two men shall gather it together
    two men, one man, and one more
    shall shear my lambs and ewes and rams
    and gather my gold together


    etc five men shall mow my meadow
    six men shall gather it together
    six men , five men, four men, thr......
    shall shear my lambs and ewes and rams
    and gather my gold together


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