|History|| With two titles of Welsh derivation, both of which escape convincing|
explanation, this unique progressive dance is paired with a 16th
century double-tonic circular tune of haunting familiarity. The title
of the song also connects the tune to Wales, Shropshire lying in the
foothills on the English side of the border.
|Words|| Chappell quotes the first of 16 verses set to this tune in the 17th|
The Shrop-shire Wakes, or hey for Christmas, being the
delightful sports of most countries, to the tune of
Come Robin, Ralph, and little Harry
Thomas to our green
Where we shall meet with Bridget and Sary
the finest girls that e'er were seen
Then hey for Christmas a once
When we have cakes, with ale and beer
For at Christmas every
Young men and maids may dance away
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