The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Maids Get Up And Bake Your Pies

Words from the Bishoprick Garland, 1834 (a collection of songs, ballads, etc., belonging to the county of Durham)

 

Source: A. H. Bullen, A Christmas Garland (London: John C. Nimmo, 1885), pp. 223-4

Maids, get up and bake your pies,
    Bake your pies, bake your pies;
Maids, get up and bake your pies,
    'Tis Christmas day in the morning.

See the ships all sailing by,
    Sailing by, sailing by,
See the ships all sailing by
    On Christmas day in the morning.

Dame, What Made Your Ducks To Die

Dame, what made your ducks to die,
    Ducks to die, ducks to die;
Dame, what made your ducks to die
    On Christmas day in the morning?

You let your lazy maidens lie,
    Maidens lie, maidens lie;
Your let your lazy maidens lie
    On Christmas day in the morning.

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