Mummers' play

St. George the Turkish Knight

Here comes I St. George the Turkish Knight
I'll draw my glittering sword to fight
Fight I will before I go
I'll make the Bull Cutting Star's heart flow.

Bull Cutting Star

Here comes I the Bull Cutting Star
Just returned from the Russian War
Many a war I have been in
Many a battle I have won
I'll knock you down the same as
I did your father my son.

[They fight and the Bull Cutting Star falls down]


In comes I the little Spanish doctor
To cure that sick man that
Lies bleeding on the ground.

St. George the Turkish Knight

What can your cure?


I can cure the itch, the stitch, the palsy and the gout,
And all things within I can fetch them out.

St. George the Turkish Knight

Do your best Doctor

[Much play with medicine bottles etc and the Bull Cutting Star gets to his feet]


In comes I old Beelzebub
On my shoulder I carries a knob
In my hand a dripping pan
Don't you think I'm a jolly old man.

[Little Johnny Jack]

In comes I I've got the whack
For I carry my family on my back.


Christmas comes but once a year
And when it does it brings good cheer
Roast beef, plum pudding and mince pie
Who likes that any better than I
Christmas ale makes us dance and sing
Money in purse is a very fine thing
Ladies and gentlemen give us what you please.