For Summer is A-Coming In

Beltane Lyrics Hat Ribbons

Heel-and-Toe!
Jolly Rumble-O!
We were up, Long before the day-o,
To welcome in the summer,
To welcome in the May-o,
For Summer is a-coming in,
And winter’s gone away-o!

We were, yes, dancing up the sun on this May Day morning with the Morris dancers at the Baylands. Rolling out of bed at dark o’clock to get ourselves out the door in time to see the horn dancers perform their timeless dance in the predawn twilight before all the frivolity began.

I wrote this song on canvas years ago and attached the strips to a twig (something like this). Yesterday they jumped off onto my hat! Much better. And with a beautiful garland of roses made by daughter, how lucky am I! And a happy May to all!

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