Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection (1962, J.H.Shipsides)

Source:
*Mr. J. H. Shipsides (Perf.)
*Memories of Mansfield [Plough Mondy play]
*Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection, *Notts. Archives Office, Com. 1962, Ref.DD 121/2/?

*This entry to an essay competition includes the following item of folklore:-

"PLOUGH MONDY PLAYS

We used to go round the houses with faces black and they allways expecting us and dashing in the houses. One would go in first and say.

In comes bold Slasher,
Bold Slasher is my name,
My body is made of brass,
And my arms is made of steel,
And I do declare no man can make me feel,
I can make you feel bold Slasher,
So put up your sword and let us to
And I will turn thy body into Irish stew."

Index Terms:
Locations: *Mansfield, Notts. (SK5361)
Years: *Com. 1962
Subjects: *Plough Mondy; Play; Slasher
People: Nottinghamshire Local History Council (Col.); Mansfield Chronicle & Advertiser (Col.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00372; P.T.Millington Collection, Transcript

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Apr.1987

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