Ye* Year of Ye Church Committee
In Aprille do they with ye Vicar
Have first meete and start to bicker
April showers drip through ye roof
And Warden doth declare "forsooth"
In June, ye annual Village Fete
Is helde within ye Greenwood
But since ye Squire's enclosed the lot
Ye verg-er's lockèd up for good,
In August, for financial aid
Ye Treasurer doth talk on giving
But since to tithe's the national law
It's pay up, serfs, or else stop living.
October with ye harvest o'er
About ye new Prayer Book they'd riot
But since King Hal's said they must use it
To keep their heads, they're keeping quiet.
December, Church is cold as ice
To keep ye holy Child-Night feast
But not as chilly as ye PCC's response
To the Vicar bringing in "ye Peace".
February with famine looming o'er
They argue o'er the chapel floor
Ye Vicar needs a faculty
It's only 200 years since they changed ye straw.
In March elections, one man one vote
Each candidate puts forth his name
But ye one man voting is ye Squire
So ye PCC is just the same.
Note - ye "Y" in "ye" is a thorn, not a "Y". So ye must pronounce it "Ye" whenever ye see it, not "Ye". Except when ye see "ye" and it means "ye".