And here is what it sounds like when you get 70 young farmers together singing it, led by Nate Kraus-Mallet and Mia Bertelli:
Hal-an-Tow, jolly rumble-o,
We were up long before the day-o,
To welcome in the summer,
To welcome in the May-o –
For summer is a-coming,
And the winter’s gone away-o!
Since man was first created
His works have been debated
And we have celebrated
The coming of the spring
Take no scorn to wear the horns,
It was the crest when you were born;
Your father’s father wore it,
And your father wore it too.
Robin Hood and Little John
Have both gone to the fair-o,
And we shall to the merry green wood,
To hunt the buck and hare-o!
What happened to the Spaniards
That made so great a boast, oh?
They shall eat the feathered goose,
And we shall eat the roast, oh!
And as for that good knight, St. George
St. George he was a knight o
Of all the knights of Christendom
St. George is the right o
God bless Aunt Mary Moses
With all her power and might-o;
Send us peace in England,
Send us peace by day and night-o!