Mudcat Café message #2417857 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #113640   Message #2417857
Posted By: SINSULL
19-Aug-08 - 01:26 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Broomfield Wager
Subject: Origins: Broomfield Wager

A wager, a wager, a wager I'll lay you
I'll lay you five thousands to your one
That a maiden I will go to the merry broom field
And a maiden I'm sure I will return
(repeat last two lines)
Hold the wheel

I have checked all the threads on this song and can not find an explanation for "hold the wheel". Is it a work song of sorts?