Traditional ballad from county Herts
Remember us poor Mayers all!|
And thus do we begin
To lead our lives in righteousness,
Or else we die in sin.
2. We have been rambling all the night,
3. A branch of May we have brought you,
4. The hedges and trees they are so green,
5. The heavenly gates are open wide,|
Our paths are beaten plain;
And if a man be not too far gone,
He may return again.
6. The life of man is but a span,
7. The moon shines bright, and the stars give a light,
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