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come-all-ye

[kuhm-awl-yee] /ˈkʌmˌɔlˌyi/
noun
1.
a street ballad, especially in England.
Also, come-all-you
[kuhm-awl-yoo] /ˈkʌmˌɔlˌyu/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; after the invitation that often forms the opening line of such ballads
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British Dictionary definitions for come all you

come-all-ye

/kəˈmɔːljə; -jiː/
noun
1.
a street ballad or folk song
Word Origin
C19: from the common opening words come all ye (young maidens, loyal heroes, etc)…
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