Friday, 9 May 2014

Jack in the Green

I danced in the morning to the sound of the bells,
It is a celebration that the Morris often tells; 
Of dancing through towns and the streets beyond
Where colour and music and dance abound
Dance, then, wherever you may be,
 Dance with the Morris and you'll feel quite free; 
For music and rhythms will lift your heart
And joy will become of your life a part.
There are pipes and fiddles and other things too,
Accordions, melodeons and concertinas, too;
There are bells, there are beasts, there are sometimes fools;
There are squires and bagmen and ragmen souls
In The Old Town of Hastings there are teams we know,
Mad Jack's and Hannah's Cat, who heel and they toe;
Each Spring they dance in the church and the town,
In every street, both up and down

The photos were all taken over the Jack-in-the-Green weekend which takes place in Hastings every May.

Tune: Lord of the Dance.  The words have been shared here with the kind permission of 
Iain Morrison of the Old Town Parrish, Hastings

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. What a wonderful day of celebration and fun for all the family! Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  2. Wow what an awesome event! Everyone looks so magical! #countrykids

  3. Amazing photos. Looks like a great day and lots of fun. thanks for linking up via #GoldenOldies


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