P.T.Millington Collection (1971, S.Richards et al)
Sam Richards (Perf.); Tom Jones (Perf.)
MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND DERBYSHIRE FOLK DRAMA RECORDED BY PETER T. MILLINGTON: NEW HOUGHTON Derby Christmas Guysers Play SK 4965
Brief note as follows:-
"Recorded in 1971 from Sam Richards and others of New Houghton.
Alternative part for Beelzebub from Sam Richards.
In comes I Bellzebub,
In my hand I carry a club,
In my hand a dripping pan,
Don't you think I'm a jolly old man ?
If you don't, I do.
I've a little money box that speaks without a tongue,
A little bit of money will do it no wrong. (laugh)
With a chink, chink, chink,
I'll sup my drink,
and there's nowt like ready money.
Several men in the bar of the Stanton Hotel, especially Tom Jones, said that
there should be about fourteen parts. These were obviously mainly
supernumeraries. One was Devil Doubt, although as yet no words have been
collected, neither have the names of the other characters."
New Houghton, Derbys. (SK4965)
Christmas; Guysers; Play; Beelzebub; Bellzebub; Devil Doubt; Text Fragment
Peter Thomas Millington (Col.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00361
Last Updated Feb 1987 by Peter Millington.