Happy May Day

Dancing round the Maypole, merrily we go

Dancing round the Maypole, singing as we go

“I’m the Queen, oh can’t you see

I’ve just come from the village green

If you wait a little while

I will show you the polka-style

(Girls: Can you dance the polka?)

‘Yes I can

Not with you, with my old man

First upon the heel and then upon the toe

That’s the way the polka goes

Maypole dance at Fernhill Drive Bacup c 1970s from “Local kids taught by John B Taylor ” slide collection. John B Taylor taught at Fearnes High School in the 1960s and 70s