Souling was a tradition for singers to go from house to house anywhere from October 31st to November 2nd (All Souls Day). The "soulers" would sing songs and be given money or food in return.

Originally, the singers were singing for soul cakes in remembrance of the dead.

Derek wrote: "I would have been about 8 years old when I started singing these songs, we used to save the few penny's we collected to buy sparklers and fireworks on "Bonfire Night" better known as "Guy Fawkes" on November 5th."


Soul Cakes were given out to Soulers. You can find a recipe here.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thank to Derek Roberts for sharing this song with us!