come all ye

come-all-ye

[kuhm-awl-yee]
noun
a street ballad, especially in England.
Also, come-all-you [kuhm-awl-yoo] .


Origin:
1885–90; after the invitation that often forms the opening line of such ballads

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come-all-ye (kəˈmɔːljə, -jiː)
 
n
a street ballad or folk song
 
[C19: from the common opening words come all ye (young maidens, loyal heroes, etc)…]

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