Take no scorn to wear the horns,
It was the crest when you were born;
Your father's father wore it,
And your father wore it too.

Hal-an-Tow, jolly rumbelow,
We were up long before the day, oh,
To welcome in the summertime,
To welcome in the May, oh --
For summer is a-coming in,
And winter's gone away, oh!

Robin Hood and Little John
Have both gone to the fair, oh,
And we shall to the merry green wood,
To hunt the buck and hare, oh!

Hal-an-Tow, jolly rumbelow,
We were up long before the day, oh,
To welcome in the summertime,
To welcome in the May, oh --
For summer is a-coming in,
And winter's gone away, oh!

What happened to the Spaniards
That made so great a boast, oh?
They shall eat the feathered goose,
And we shall eat the roast, oh!

Hal-an-Tow, jolly rumbelow,
We were up long before the day, oh,
To welcome in the summertime,
To welcome in the May, oh --
For summer is a-coming in,
And winter's gone away, oh!

God bless Aunt Mary Moses
With all her power and might, oh;
Send us peace in England,
Send us peace by day and night, oh!

Hal-an-Tow, jolly rumbelow,
We were up long before the day, oh,
To welcome in the summertime,
To welcome in the May, oh --
For summer is a-coming in,
And winter's gone away, oh!


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