Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

P.T.Millington Collection (1971, S.Richards et al)

Source:
Sam Richards (Perf.); Tom Jones (Perf.)
MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND DERBYSHIRE FOLK DRAMA RECORDED BY PETER T. MILLINGTON: NEW HOUGHTON Derby Christmas Guysers Play SK 4965
P.T.Millington Collection, Col. 1971

Brief note as follows:-

"Recorded in 1971 from Sam Richards and others of New Houghton.

Alternative part for Beelzebub from Sam Richards.

In comes I Bellzebub,
In my hand I carry a club,
In my hand a dripping pan,
Don't you think I'm a jolly old man ?
If you don't, I do.
I've a little money box that speaks without a tongue,
A little bit of money will do it no wrong. (laugh)
With a chink, chink, chink,
I'll sup my drink,
and there's nowt like ready money.

Several men in the bar of the Stanton Hotel, especially Tom Jones, said that there should be about fourteen parts. These were obviously mainly supernumeraries. One was Devil Doubt, although as yet no words have been collected, neither have the names of the other characters."

Index Terms:
Locations: New Houghton, Derbys. (SK4965)
Years: Col. 1971
Subjects: Christmas; Guysers; Play; Beelzebub; Bellzebub; Devil Doubt; Text Fragment
People: Peter Thomas Millington (Col.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00361

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Feb.1987

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