St. Stephen's Day was caught in the furze,
Although he was little his honour was great,
Jump up me lads and give him a treat.
And give us a penny to bury the wren.
I met a wren upon the wall.
I took me stick and knocked him down,
And brought him in to Carrick Town.
Tis in the bush that I love best
In the tree the holly tree,
Where all the boys do follow me.
Three mile or more three miles or more.
We followed the wren three miles or more,
At six o'clock in the morning.
Under me arm under me arm.
I have a little box under me arm,
A penny or tuppence would do it no harm.