The merry merry Milke Maids

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X number   31
Title   The merry merry Milke Maids
History   One of the verses in "The Milkemaid's Life" describes an 18th century, May Day custom in which the milkmaids and the sweeps dance in the, street with a garland.
Length   1/8
Rhythm   Jig
Tempo   120
UploadedFrom   Playford.abc
Words   Upon the first of May, with garlands fresh and gay, With mirth and, music sweet, for such a season meet, They pass their time, away, They dance away sorrow, and all the day thorow, Their legs do, never fail, They nimbly their feet to ply, And bravely try the, victory, In honour o' th' milking pail, in honour ..., --Chappell
Body   c|c>dc G2g|e3-e2 c|cdc G2B|A3-A2 F|F3/2 G/2A/2B/2 c2d|d3/2 c/2B/2G/2 G2g|e>fg d2c|c3-c2 ||
c|e>fg g>fg|e>fg g>fe|f2g a2b|c'6|c'2a e>fg|a2f d>ef|g2e c>de|d2B G>AB|
c2c A>Bc|d2c B>AG|e>fg d2c|c3-c2 ||

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Created by Paul Sherwood on Sun, 02 Mar 2008 21:22:06, last updated Sun, 20 May 2012 12:39:01