From: the backwoods of Mass.
May Christ and His saints stand
between you and harm.
May and her Son
St. Patrick with his staff.
Martin with his mantle.
Bridget with her vail.
Michael with his shield.
And God over all with His strong right hand.
If a fairy, or a man, or a woman
Hath overlooked thee.
There are three greater in heaven
Who will cast all evil from thee
Into the great and terrible sea.
Pray to them, and to the seven angels of God,
And they will watch over thee.
Four corners to her bed
Four angels at her head
Mark, Matthew, Luke and John;
God bless the bed that she lies on.
New moom, new moom, God bless me
God bless this house and family.
The Yankee Motto:
Use it up,
Wear it out,
Or do without.
"God Help us, and God, come yourself.
Don't send Jesus, this is no place for children."