Maureen sent me this song with the note, "Every Christmas we would sing 'The Goose is getting Fat'."
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat
Please put a penny in the old man's hat.
If you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will do.
IF you haven't got a ha'penny, God Bless YOU!
Maureen said, "My mother was born in England as was my oldest brother, my mother in 1922 and my brother in 1943. She arrived in the US with Alan in tow in 1948, Yes she was one of many war brides. The rest of my brothers and sisters were born here but raised very English. When I was a kid I used to think a lot of the British songs and poems were pretty scary, especially 'Oranges and Lemons'."
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Maureen for contributing this song.