The tailor of Bicester

Melody -

The tailor of Bicester
He has but one eye;
He cannot cut a pair of green galligaskins,
If he were to die.

John Aubrey, writing in 1687, explains: 'The young Girls in and about Oxford have a Sport called Leap Candle, for which they set a candle in the middle of the room in a candlestick, and then draw up their coats into the form of breeches, and dance over the candle, back and forth, with these words.'

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