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Saturday Night is Halloween Night

Saturday night is Halloween night, song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English, speech in English

Saturday night is Halloween night, song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English, speech in English

"Well, this is a man got married. And the fairies stole his bride. And he didn’t know how to get her. He couldn’t get her no place, up nor down: searched every place. He went to this Queen of the Fairies. And she told him what to do. She told him:

‘Saturday night is Hallowe’en night
The quality’s all to ride
And he who has his bride to meet
At the Five-Mile Brig he’ll bide
First you’ll meet the black
And second you’ll meet the brown
And catch the bay by the bridle rein
And pull the rider down.’

And then he got his wife back."

Db Item 128 Musictr
Db Item 128 Musictr

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Notes from Hugh Shields

The verse belongs to the ballad “Tam Lin” (Child, The English and Scottish popular ballads, 1882–98, vol 2 [1965:335–58]. Quality: “the fairies” [?]. Shields Index 346.