Song of the Watch


(English folk songs, Lyrics Anonymous)

Past three o’clock and a cold frosty morning,
Past three o’clock, good morrow, masters all.

1. While in your beds you’re peacefully sleeping,
Under the stars our watch we are keeping. Refrain

2. We go the round, you rest at your leisure,
Safe is your house and safe is your treasure.  Refrain

3. When morning breaks, and slumber is ended,
Give us your thanks, your homes who’ve defended.  Refrain

See also

  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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