#00056
The Mummers Song (Any Mummers Allowed In) (Simani)
See also: The Mummers Carol (Great Big Sea)
#32: YouTube video by johndenewf
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Spoken:
Don't seem like Christmas if the Mummers are not here,
Granny would say as she'd knit in her chair;
Things have gone modern and I s'pose that's the cause,
Christmas is not like it was.

(Knock, knock, knock, knock)
Please open the door. We have…

Hark, what's the noise out by the porch door?
Granny, 'tis Mummers, there's twenty or more.
Her old weathered face brightens up with a grin,
Any Mummers, nice Mummers 'lowed in?

Come in, lovely Mummers, don't bother the snow,
We can wipe up the water sure after you go;
Sit if you can or on some Mummer's knee,
Let's see if we know who ya be.

There's big ones 'n' small ones 'n' tall ones 'n' thin,
Boys dressed as women and girls dressed as men;
Humps on their backs an' mitts on their feet,
My blessed, we'll die with the heat.

There's only one there that I think that I know,
That tall feller standing o'er long side the stove;
He's shakin' his fist for to make me not tell,
Must be Willy from out on the hill.

Now that one's a stranger if there ever was one,
With his underwear stuffed and his trap door undone;
Is he wearin' his mother's big forty-two bra?
I knows but I'm not gonna say.

Don't s'pose you fine Mummers would turn down a drop,
No home brew or alchy, whatever you got;
Not the one with his rubber boots on the wrong feet,
He's enough for to do him a week.

S'pose you can dance? Yes, they all nod their heads,
They've been tappin' their feet ever since they came in;
Now that the drinks have been all passed around,
The Mummers are plankin' her down.

Be careful the lamp and hold onto the stove,
Don't swing Granny hard 'cause you know that she's old;
No need for to care how you buckles the floor,
'Cause Mummers have danced here before.

My God, how hot is it, we better go,
I 'low we'll all get the devil's own cold;
Good night and good Christmas, Mummers, me dears,
Please God, we will see you next year.

Good night and good Christmas, Mummers, me dears,
Please God, we will see you next year.

####.... Bud Davidge of Simani ....####
Recorded as Any Mummers Allowed In? by Simani (Christmas Fancy, trk#1, 1984, SWC Productions, English Harbour West, NL).

See more songs by Simani.

See more NFLD Christmas songs.

From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Mummers - elaborately costumed and disguised persons who participate in various group activities at Christmas.


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Spoken:
[G] Don't seem like Christmas if the Mummers aren't here,
[C] Granny would [G] say as she'd [A] knit in her [D] chair;
[G] Things have gone modern, I s'pose that's the cause,
[C] Christmas is [D] not like it [G] was.

(Knock, knock, knock, knock)
Please open the door. We have…

[G] Hark what's the noise out by the porch door?
[C] Granny, 'tis [D] mummers, there's [A] twenty or [D] more;
Her [G] old weathered face brightens up with a grin,
Any [C] Mummers, nice [D] Mummers, 'lowed [G] in?

Come in, lovely, Mummers don't bother the snow,
We can wipe up the water sure after you go;
Sit if you can or on some Mummer's knee,
Lets see of we know who ya be.

There's [D] big ones 'n' small ones 'n' [G] tall ones 'n' thin,
[A] Boys dressed as women and [D] girls dressed as men;
[G] Humps on their backs an' mitts on their feet,
My [C] blessed, we'll [D] die with the [G] heat.

####.... Alternate Tabs ....####

Don't seem like Christmas if the Mummers aren't here,
Granny would say as she'd sit in her chair;
Things have gone modern, I s'pose that's the cause,
Christmas is not like it was.

(Knock, knock, knock, knock)
Please open the door. We have…

[C] Hark, what's the noise out by the porch door?
[F] Granny, 'tis [C] mummers, there's [D] twenty or more;
Her [C] old weathered face brightens up with a grin,
Any [F] Mummers, nice [G] Mummers, 'lowed [C] in?

[C] Come in, lovely Mummers, don't bother the snow,
We can [F] wipe up the [C] water sure [D] after you [G] go;
[C] Sit if you can or on some Mummer's knee,
Let's [F] see of we [G] know who ya [C] be.

There's [G] big ones 'n' small ones 'n' [C] tall ones 'n' thin,
[D] Boys dressed as women and [G] girls dressed as men;
[C] Humps on their backs an mitts on their feet,
My [F] blessed we'll [G] die with the [C] heat.

There's [C] only one there I think that I know,
That [F] tall feller [C] standing o'er long [D] side the [G] stove;
He's [C] shakin' his fist for to make me not tell,
Must be [F] Billy from out on the [C] hill.

Now [C] that one's a stranger if there ever was one,
With his [F] underwear [C] stuffed and his [D] trap door un [G] done;
Is he [C] wearin' his mother's big 42 bra?
I [F] knows but I'm [G] not gonna [C] say.

Don't [G] s'pose you fine Mummers would [C] turn down a drop,
No [D] home brew or alchy, what [G] ever you got;
Not the [C] one with his rubber boots on the wrong feet,
He's had [F] enough for to [G] do him a [C] week.

[C] S'pose you can dance, yes they all nods their heads,
They've been [F] tappin' their [C] feet ever [D] since they came [G] in;
[C] Now that the drinks have been all passed around,
The [F] Mummers are [G] plankin' her [C] down.

Be [C] careful the lamp and hold onto the stove,
Don't [F] swing Granny [C] hard 'ause you [D] know that she's [G] old;
No [C] need for to care how you buckles the floor,
'Cause [F] Mummers have [G] danced here [C] before.

My [G] God, how hot is it, [C] we better go,
I [D] 'low we'll all get the [G] devil's own cold;
Good [C] night and good Christmas, Mummers me dears,
Please [F] God, we will [G] see you next [C] year.

Good [C] night and good Christmas, Mummers me dears,
Please [F] God, we will [G] see you next [C] year.


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