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- Festival Customs
Saint Stephens day falls on the 26th December. On that day it is the custom for boys and men to dress up infancy cloths and go from house to house singing the wren song.
The words of this song are:-
The wren, the wren, the
king of all birds
Saint Stephens day she was
caught in the furze
although she was small
her family was great
So cheer up ladies and gentlemen
and give us a treat.
When they were finished they counted the money that they had collected the money that they had collected and gave an equal to each boy.
Sometimes they would hold a party in one of the boy's house.
Other important feast days(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.