minstrel: Re: minstrel digest, Vol 1 #10 - 6 msgs

Corey Cole corey at sierratel.com
Wed Dec 5 15:47:45 PST 2001


> Subject: minstrel: soule synging
>
> Greetings all.
>
> I was wondering if anyone might have (at best) the music or a source for
> the All Soul's Day Souling Song. The best stab I have at the text is:
>
> Soul cake, a soul cake,
> Good Mistress please, a soul cake,
> An apple, a pear, a plum, or a cherry,
> Any good thing to make us all merry.
> One for Peter, two for Paul,
> Three for him who made us all.
>
> Anyone know how old it is?
>
> Thanks for your help!
>
>
> Arlys
> Cley at juno.com
>

Peter, Paul, and Mary did a version of this.  I don't know if the tune they
used for it is authentic.  I think they called it "A'Soulin'" or something
close to that.

    - Erasmus von Wolfshold (mka Corey Cole)





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