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Nuts in May


Here we go gathering nuts in May,
Nuts in May, nuts in May,
Here we go gathering nuts in May,
On a cold and frosty morning.

Who will you have for nuts in May,
Nuts in May, nuts in May,
Who will you have for nuts in May,
On a cold and frosty morning.

We'll have name for nuts in May,
Nuts in May, nuts in May,
We'll have name for nuts in May,
On a cold and frosty morning.

Who will you have to fetch him/her away,
Fetch him/her away, fetch him/her away,
Who will you have to fetch him/her away
On a cold and frosty morning.

We'll have name to fetch him/her away,
Fetch him/her away, fetch him/her away,
We'll have name to fetch him/her away,
On a cold and frosty morning.






History:

Nuts would usually not be collectable until the autumn and more than a few theories endeavor to explain gathering them in May. It might have been part of May Day merriment when citizens would gather knots (rather than nuts) of flowers for the celebratory decorations. May is not usually connected with frosts. An substitute hypothesis is that the nuts refer to the sugary edible tubers of the pignut plant. "Nuts in May" is a nursery school poem frequently sung as a pastime with the aim of pairing a boy and girl from within the singing group.