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On St Stephen's day the boys go round the houses asking for something to bury the wren. They go into the houses saying this rhyme.
"In steps me, room boys, gallant boys,
Give me room to rhyme,
I show a bit of activity coming on to Christmas time,
The sound of the horn the beat of the drum,
Th We are the mummer's that are to come,
We are the mummer's to walk the street
We are the mummer's to beat all we meet."
"In steps me, dark night,
Darknight the King of Masatonia,
I conquer all nations except Ireland,
When I come to Ireland my hands are very cold,
To see that little nation standing out so bold
So bold so free, I call out Calosifor to fight me"
In steps me, Calosifor is my name
With my sword and pistol by my side
I hope to win my game,
I sir, you sir, take out your sword
and try it out
Is there a doctor in the town called doctor Brown(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.