Song: Hal An Tow
Here's a rousing Celtic song for your May Day celebration, to be sung with gusto in bare feet on fresh grass with bells around your ankles! Hal An Tow
(Sung by Kelly Ehrman)
Hal-an-tow - clap Jolly-rum-ba-low -clap We were up -clap Long before the day-o To welcome in the summer To welcome in the May-o Summer is a comin' in And winter's gone away-o
Take no scorn to wear the horn It was the crest when you were born Your father's father wore it Your father wore it, too
Robin Hood and Little John Have both gone to the Fair-O And we will to the Merry Green To hunt the buck and hare-O
We have brought the budding branch To bless each hearth and bed-O For none should lie alone today But to the woods, instead-O!
Bless the Lord and Lady And all who dwell in here-O And bless the little children born And turning of the year-O