For the recollection of the following songs and verses (if such they can be called), I am indebted to a nurse, by whom, at the expense of some pains and trouble, I was taught them as nursery rhymes. Anyone interested in old Sussex manners and customs might find amusement in reading "Glimpses of our Sussex ancestor," by Mr. Charles Fleet.
THE SHEEP-SHEARING SONG.|
Come all my jolly boys and we'll together go
Our master he comes round to see his work done well,
And then our noble Captain doth unto our master say,
This is some of our pastime as we the sheep do shear,
When all our work is done, and all our sheep are shorn,
|"This is a true relation of our sheep-shearing time"|
"Here's a health to all sheep-shearers, good fellows every one,|
"Here's a health unto our Captain, and now our song is done."
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