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Hal-An-Tow [2:54]

The Front Cover
Coming In
Shirley Collins and the Albion Country Band
Claudy Banks [4:37]
The Little Gypsy Girl [2:16]
Banks Of The Bann [3:38]
Murder Of Maria Marten [7:28]
Van Diemen's Land [4:59]
Just As The Tide Was A 'Flowing [2:13]
The White Hare [2:43]
Hal-An-Tow [2:54]
Poor Murdered Woman [4:17]
A Little Music or The Delights of Harmony
Anthems In Eden
Notes and Things
The Back Cover

(sung as part of the May ritual in Helston, Cornwall)

Take no scorn to wear the horn
It was the crest when you was born
Your father's father wore it
And your father wore it too

Hal-an-tow, jolly rumble-o!
For we were up
As fast as any day o!
for to fetch the summer in,
The summer and the may o!
For summer is a come, o!
And winter is a gone o!
 
What happened to the Spaniards
That made so great a boast-o?
Why they shall eat the feathered goose
And we shall eat the roast-o
 
Hal an tow jolly rumbelow
For We were up as fast as any day-o
To welcome in the summer,
To welcome in the May-o
The summer is a-coming in
And winter's gone away-o
 
Robin Hood and Little John
Have both gone to the fair-o
And we will to the merry green wood
To hunt the buck and hare-o
 
Hal an tow jolly rumbelow
We were up as fast as any day-o
To welcome in the summer,
To welcome in the May-o
The summer is a-coming in
And winter's gone away-o
 
God bless the merry Moses
And all that power and might-o
And send us peace to England
Send peace by day and night-o
 
Hal an tow jolly rumbelow
We were up as fast as any day-o
To welcome in the summer,
To welcome in the May-o
The summer is a-coming in
And winter's gone away-o

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