Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

P.T.Millington Collection (1973, A.Coleman - b)

Source:
Mr. Arthur Coleman (Inf.)
MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND DERBYSHIRE FOLK DRAMA RECORDED BY PETER T. MILLINGTON: ADDENDA: SELSTON Notts SK 4652
P.T.Millington Collection, Col. 1st Jan.1973

Brief note as follows:-

"Recorded 1st Jan. 1973 from Mr. Arthur Coleman of Moor Rd., Selston, Notts.

First thing in the morning on New Years day, children used to visit their neighbours to let the new year in. They said the following lines at the door:-

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year,
A pocket full of money, and a cellarful of beer,
A good fat pig to kill next year.
A hole in my stocking, a hole in my shoe.
Please will you give me a copper or two
If you ain't got a penny, a hapenny will do,
If you ain't got a hapenny, God bless you.

After reciting this, they were invited inside and given refreshments and/or money."

Index Terms:
Locations: Selston, Notts. (SK4553)
Years: Col. 1973
Subjects: New Year's Day; House Visiting; Rhyme; Text
People: Peter Thomas Millington (Col.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00369

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Feb.1987

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