Come Lasses and Lads
English Song for Children
Come Lasses and Lads Lyrics

Come lasses and lads, get leave of your dads
And away to the maypole high.
For every fair has a sweetheart there
And the fiddler's standing by.
For Willy shall dance with Jane,
And Johny has got his Joan
To trip it, trip it, trip it, trip it,
Trip it up and down.
To trip it, trip it, trip it, trip it,
Trip it up and down.

You're out!" says Dick. "Not I!"  says Nick
"Twas the fiddler played it wrong."
"Tis true" says Hugh, and so says Sue
And so says everyone.
The fiddler then began
To play the tune again
And every girl did trip it, trip it,
Trip it to the men
And every girl did trip it, trip it,
Trip it to the men.

"Goodnight!" says Harry. "Goodnight!" says Mary
"Goodnight!" says Paul to John.
"Goodnight!" says Sue to her sweetheart, Hugh,
"Goodnight!" says everyone.
Some walked and some did run,
Some loitered on the way
And bound themselves, by kisses twelve,
To meet the next holiday.
And bound themselves, by kisses twelve,
To meet the next holiday.


[Thanks to Crusoe for lyrics]



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