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Our sheep-shear is over and sup-per is past,
Here's a health to our Misteress all in a vull glasst.
For she is a good 'ooman and purvides us good cheer.
Here's a health to our Misteress, so drink up your beer.

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Source: Lucy Broadwood and J A Fuller Maitland. 1893, English County Songs, Leadenhall Press, London

Collected from Mrs Squarey, Downtown.  Lucy Broadwood remarks that the tune is possibly a major version of "The Seasons of the Year".


I have amended the fifth bar, changing the quaver to a dotted quaver to correct the length of the bar;  this alteration appears in keeping with other bars with the dotted-quaver/semiquaver pattern.

Roud: 1385 (Search Roud index at VWML)

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