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Another bit of favourite poetry

October 23, 2015

This particular piece is written by Edward Slow who wrote in the Wiltshire dialect. This one, about the Harvest Home celebrations was written to be sung.

HARVUST WOM SONG

Tune-” Auld Lang Syne.”

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Good harvust chaps as handy lives,

Ta thase yer leetle town ;

Com stir yerzelves about ta keep ;

Thease day a girt renown ;

Var ’tis tha day of ael tha year,

When men an measters vree ;

Tagether shall enjoy therzelves,

In parfect unity,

CHORUS:-

Let love an vrenship on thease day,

Ael evils auvercom ;

An wie good cheer, a beef an beer,

We’ll keep our harvust wom.

Com wives an daaters that av help’d

Ta get tha harvust in ;

Com putt yer bran new dresses on,

Ta liven up tha zene.

Com Moll. an Doll, an Poll, an Zue,

Com Vanny an Marier ;

An everyone that wirks about,

Var Hirl ar var Squire.

Let love an vrenship on thease day, &c.

To church we vust of ael ull goo,

In a girt raink za gran ;

A marchin jist like zodgers bwold,

Ta tha tune of ower brass ban ;

An there ower thanks we will pour out,

Ta He who lives on hi ;

Var ael tha goods things he da zen,

Ower mouths ta zatisfy.

Let love an vrenship on thease day, &c.

Ta measter’s house then back we’ll goo,

Wie shearpened appetite ;

An zoon at girt big spicy jints,

Let in wie ael ower mite ;

An ater that we’ll smoke an zing,

An measter’s healths we’ll drink ;

While young uns thay shill dance away,

Till ther eyes begin ta blink.

Let love an vrenship on thease day,

Ael evils auvercom ;

An wie good cheer, a beef an beer ,

We’ll keep our harvust wom.

By Edward Slow (1841-1925)

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