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God Bless the Master of This House [Donegal mummers]

God bless the master of this house [Donegal mummers], song / "Mr X", singing in English

God bless the master of this house [Donegal mummers], song / "Mr X", singing in English

God bless the master of this house
And the landlady also
And all the little children around the table go
For we wish you a happy New Year, Year, Year
Aye, we wish you a happy New Year.

With our pockets full of money
And your barrels full of beer
Well, we wish you a happy New Year, Year, Year
Aye, we wish you a happy New Year.

Db Item A28Ii Musictr
Db Item A28Ii Musictr

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Notes from Hugh Shields

The concluding song appears both in mumming plays  and independent of them. For other versions, see L Daiken’s Children’s games throughout the year (1949:201), JTR Ritchie’s The singing street (1964:114); Opie and Opie’s The lore and language of schoolchildren (1967:233); Parry-Jones, Welsh children’s games and pastimes (1964:225); Ulster Folklife 10 (1964:84). Shields Index no 281.