I was talking to an old college friend earlier today and we were reminiscing about our Friday nights back when we’d hang out at a club in El Paso called Springfire’s (this was back in the mid-80s) that featured a comedy band, but they sang regular songs as well, and I remembered an old English ballad (maybe they called it a carol) they sang once in a great while and I was wondering if anyone knew what it was called and where I could find it.
The only lines I recall went:
A sou, a sou, a sou give
Please, good missus, a sou give
An apple, a pear, a plum, or cherry
Any good thing to make us all merry
One for Peter, Two for Paul
Three for Him who made us all
At one point it segued into the first two lines of “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen”, but the rest of the words escape me.
Anyone know this song?