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Sussex Won’t be Druv
 

Some folks as come to Sussex,
They reckons as they know -
A durn sight better what to do
Than simple folks, like me and you,
Could possibly suppose.

But them as comes to Sussex,
They mustn't push and shove,
For Sussex will be Sussex,
And Sussex won't be druv!

Mus Wilfred come to Sussex,
Us heaved a stone at he,
Because he reckoned he could teach
Our Sussex fishers how to reach
The fishes in the sea.

But when he dwelt among us,
Us gave un land and luv,
For Sussex will be Sussex,
And Sussex won't be druv!

All folks as come to Sussex
Must follow Sussex ways -
And when they've larned to know us well,
There's no place else they'll wish to dwell
In all their blessed days -

There ant no place like Sussex,
Until ye goos above,
For Sussex will be Sussex,
And Sussex won't be druv.


W Victor Cook 1914

Sussex by the Sea

 

Now is the time for marching,

Now let your hearts be gay,
Hark to the merry bugles

Sounding along our way.
So let your voices ring, my boys,

And take the time from me,
And I’ll sing you a song

as we march along,
Of Sussex by the Sea!

Chorus
For We're the men from Sussex,

Sussex by the Sea.
We plough and sow and reap and mow,
And useful men are we;
And when you go to Sussex,

Whoever you may be,
You may tell them all that we stand or fall
For Sussex by the Sea!

Refrain
Oh Sussex, Sussex by the Sea!
Good old Sussex by the Sea!
You may tell them all we stand or fall,
For Sussex by the Sea.

2nd verse
Up in the morning early,

Start at the break of day;
March till the evening shadows

Tell us it's time to stay.
We're always moving on, my boys,

So take the time from me,
And sing this song as we march along,
Of Sussex by the Sea.

Chorus & Refrain

3rd verse
Sometimes your feet are weary,

Sometimes the way is long,
Sometimes the day is dreary,

Sometimes the world goes wrong;
But if you let your voices ring,

Your care will fly away,
So we'll sing a song as we march along,
Of Sussex by the Sea.

Chorus & Refrain

4th verse
Light is the love of a soldier,

That's what the ladies say -
Lightly he goes a wooing,

Lightly he rides away.
In love and war we always are

As fair as fair can be,
And a soldier boy is the ladies’ joy
In Sussex by the Sea.

Chorus & Refrain

5th verse
Far o'er the seas we wander,

Wide thro’ the world we roam;
Far from the kind hearts yonder,

Far from our dear old home;
But ne'er shall we forget, my boys,

And true we'll ever be
To the girls so kind that we left behind
In Sussex by the Sea.

Chorus & Refrain


 William Ward-Higgs 1907

Bonfire Prayers

Remember, remember the Fifth of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot,
I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes ’twas his intent
To blow up the King and the Parliament,
Three score barrels of powder below
Poor old England to overthrow.

By God’s providence he was catch’d
With a dark lantern and burning match,
Holler boys, holler boys, ring bells ring
Holler boys, holler boys, God Save the King!

A penny loaf to feed the Pope
A farthing o’cheese to choke him,
A pint of beer to rinse it down
A faggot of sticks to burn him.

Burn him in a tub of tar
Burn him like a blazing star,
Burn his body from his head
Then we’ll say old Pope is dead.

Hip Hip Hoorah!
Hip Hip Hoorah!
Hip Hip Hoorah!

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