Friday, May 1, 2009

Mayday! Mayday!

It's that time of year, when you wake up before the sun to celebrate the coming summer... or in my case when you get on the phone first thing in the morning to try to get Verizon to fix your internet problems.

In any case, it's May Day, Beltaine or whatever you want to call it. In the old days it marked the beginning of summer, or at least the end of the chilly winter weather.

It's a good excuse for a party, anyway.

So, a traditional song in celebration (if you see me in person, I'll sing it for you):

Hal an tow, jolly rumble oh
We were up long before the day oh
To welcome in the summer
To welcome in the may oh
The summer is a-comin' in
And winter's gone away oh

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


Robin hood and little john
Have both gone to the fair oh
And we will to the merry green wood
To hunt the buck and hare oh


What happened to the span-iard
That made so great a boast oh
They shall eat the feathered goose
And we shall eat the roast oh


The lord and lady bless you
With all their power and might oh
And send their peace upon us
And bring peace by day and night oh


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