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May Day Carol I've been a-wandering all the night And the best part of the day Now I'm returning home again I bring you a branch of May A branch of May, my love, I say Here at your door I stand It's nothing but a sprout, but it's well budded out By the work of the Lord's own hand Take a bible in your hand And read a chapter through And when the day of judgment comes The Lord will think of you In my pocket I've got a purse Tied up with a silver string All that I do need is a bit of silver To line it well within My song is done and I must be gone I can no longer stay God bless you all both great and small And send you a joyful May recorded by Jean Ritchie on "Carols for all Seasons" and by Edna Ritchie on Folk Legacy SOF
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