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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
May-Day Song
Myths and Folk-Lore of the Aryan Peoples
 
From Sir James George Frazer’s ‘Golden Bough.’ Abingdon in Berkshire. Variant of folk rhymes that survive from the old Aryan tree-worship, associated with May Day.

WE’VE been rambling all the night,
  And sometime of this day;
And now returning back again,
  We bring a garland gay.
 
A garland gay we bring you here,        5
  And at your door we stand;
It is a sprout, well budded out,
  The work of our Lord’s hand.
 
 
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