The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

As I Sat By My Old Cottage Door

For Christmas Day

See: I Saw Three Ships - Version 1 (With Notes)
As I Sat On A Sunny Bank

 

Source: Cecil J. Sharp, English Folk-Carols (London: Novello & Co., Ltd., 1911)
This is the second of three versions printed by Sharp in this volume.

1. As I sat by my old cottage door,
Old cottage door, old cottage door,
As I sat by my old cottage door
On Christmas Day in the morning.

2. I saw three ships come sailing by,
Come sailing by, come sailing by,
I saw three ships come sailing by
On Christmas Day in the morning.

3. I asked them what they had got in them,
Had got in them, had got in them,
I asked them what they had got in them
On Christmas Day in the morning.

4. They said they’d got their Saviour there,
Their Saviour there, their Saviour there,
They said they’d got their Saviour there
On Christmas Day in the morning.

5. I asked them where they were taking Him to,
Taking Him to, taking Him to,
I asked them where they were taking Him to
On Christmas Day in the morning.

6. They said they took Him to Jerusalem,
Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
They said they took Him to Jerusalem
On Christmas Day in the morning.

7. I asked them what they would do with Him there,
Do with Him there, do with Him there,
I asked them what they wound do with Him there
On Christmas Day in the morning.

8. They said that they would Him crucify,
Him crucify, Him crucify,
They said that they would Him crucify
On Christmas Day in the morning.

Print Page Return Home Page Close Window