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Pace Egging Song Here's one, two, three jolly lads all in one mind We have come a pace egging and we hope you'll prove kind We hope you'll prove kind with your eggs and strong beer For we'll come no more nigh you until the next year And the first that comes in is Lord Nelson you'll see With a bunch of blue ribbons tied round by his knee And a star on his beast that like silver do shine And I hope he remembers it's pace egging time And the next that comes in, it is Lord Collingwood He fought with Lord Nelson till he shed his blood And he's come from the sea old England to view And he's come a pace egging with all of his crew The next that comes in is our Jolly Jack Tar He sailed with Lord Nelson all through the last war He's arrived from the sea, old England to view And he's come a pace egging with our jovial crew The next that comes in is old miser Brownbags For fear of her money she wears her old rags She's gold and she's silver all laid up in store And she's come a pace egging in hopes to get more And the last to come in is old Tosspot, you see He's a valiant old man and in every degree He's a valiant old man and he wears a pigtail And all his delight is a drinking mulled ale Come ladies and gentlemen, sit by the fire Put your hands in your pockets and give us our desire Put your hands in your pockets and treat us all right If you give nought, we'll take nought, farewell and goodnight If you can drink one glass, then we can drink two Here's a health to Victoria, the same unto you Mind what you're doing and see that all's right If you give naught, we take naught, farewell and good night recorded on Watersons Calendar SOF
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