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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
27-May-19 - 01:01 PM
Thread Name: 'Song of the Month' for my kids - June
Subject: RE: 'Song of the Month' for my kids - June
Midsummer Carol
Source; Songs of the West by S. Baring-Gould
Words and tune collected from William Aggett, an old crippled labourer at Chagford, Dartmoor, Devon, 1870

'Twas early I walked on a midsummer morning,
The fields and the meadows were decked and gay,
The small birds were singing, the woodlands a-ringing,
'Twas early in the morning, at breaking of day,
I will play on my pipes, I will sing thee my lay!
It is early in the morning, at breaking of day.

http://www.joe-offer.com/folkinfo/songs/505.html