My Dancing Day

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

Tune: OLD CORNISH CAROL
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Tomorrow shall be my dancing day:
I would my true love did so chance
To see the legend of my play,
To call my true love to my dance:

Refrain:
Sing, O my love, O my love, my love, my love;
This have I done for my true love.

2 Then was I born of a virgin pure,
Of her I took fleshly substance;
Thus was I knit to human nature,
To call my true love to my dance: [Refrain]

3 In a manger laid and wrapped I was,
So very poor, this was my chance,
Betwixt an ox and a silly poor ass,
To call my true love to my dance: [Refrain]

4 Then afterwards baptized I was;
The Holy Ghost on me did glance,
M Father's voice heard from above,
To call my true love to my dance: [Refrain]

[Optional]
5 Then down to hell I took my way
For my true love's deliverance,
And rose again on the third day,
Up to my true love and the dance: [Refrain]

6 Then up to heaven I did ascend,
Where now I dwell in sure substance
On the right hand of God, that man
May come unto the general dance: [Refrain]

Source: RitualSong (2nd ed.) #542

Text Information

First Line: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Title: My Dancing Day
Source: English traditional, from Sandys, 1833
Refrain First Line: Sing O my love
Publication Date: 1967
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1967.

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RitualSong (2nd ed.) #542

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