Calling on Song (Ashley Hutchings?) Earsdon Sword Dance Calling On Good people pray heed a petition Your attention we beg and crave And if you are inclined for to listen An abundance of pastime we'll have We have come to relate many stories Concerning our forefathers time And we trust they will drive out your worries Of this we are all in one mind Many tales of the poor and the gentry Of labor and love will arise There are no finer songs in this country In Scotland or Ireland likewise There's on thing more need be mentioned The dances are danced all in fun So now you've heard our intention We'll play on to the beat of the drum Recorded by Steeleye Span on Hark! The Village Wait Note: tune modified from trad. JY
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