The sycamore tree
Language: English 
As I sat under a sycamore tree,
A sycamore tree, a sycamore tree,
I looked me out upon the sea
On Christ's Sunday at morn.

I saw three ships a-sailing there,
A-sailing there, a-sailing there,
Jesu, Mary and Joseph they bear
On Christ's Sunday at morn.

Joseph did whistle and Mary did sing,
Mary did sing, Mary did sing,
And all the bells on earth did ring
For joy our Lord was born.

O they sail'd into Bethlehem
To Bethlehem, to Bethlehem,
Saint Michael was the steeresman,
Saint John sat in the horn

And all the bells on earth did ring,
On earth did ring, on earth did ring:
'Welcome be Thou Heaven's King,
On Christ's Sunday at morn!' 

Authorship

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Text added to the website: 2014-06-23 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-23 15:55:02
Line count: 20
Word count: 119