Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Hallowe'en is coming...

Here's a wee rhyme that we used to sing when we went Hallowe'en rhyming in the Northern Irish town of Carrickfergus, County Antrim, on the week leading up to the night itself...

Hallowe'en is coming and the goose is getting fat,
Will you please put a penny in the auld man's hat?
If you haven't got a penny, a ha' penny will do,
If you haven't got a ha' penny, then God bless you,
And yer auld man too!

I was once told that this was actually a Christmas song, but on Googling it tonight I'm mightily relieved to see that it wasn't just the kids of Carrick who sang it at Hallowe'en!

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