Richard Franko Goldman encouraged Percy Aldridge Grainger to arrange the Sussex Mummers Christmas Carol for band. It was Goldman who undertook the completion and scoring of the work in progress at the time of Grainger's death in 1961. Here is the final verse of the carol: "May God bless your house, your children too, Your cattle and your store; The Lord increase you day by day, and send you more and more." Grainger said "The tune was noted by Ms. Lucy E. Broadwood at Lyne, near Horsham (Sussex), in 1880 and 1881 from the singing of the Christmas Mummers called 'Tipteers' or 'Tipeeters' during their play of 'St. George, the Turk, and the seven champions of Chistendom.'"
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