Old King Cole
was a merry old soul, and a merry old soul was he;
He called for his pipe
in the middle of the night
And he called for his fiddlers three.
Every fiddler had a fine fiddle,
and a very fine fiddle had he;
Oh there's none so rare
as can compare
With King Cole and his fiddlers three.
lyrics based in history origins dating back to 3rd century
Old King Cole ruled
part of Britain in the third century. He is reputed to have built
the English town of Colchester. In Colchester there is the site of
a Roman gravel pit which is still known today as 'King Cole's Kitchen.'
Cole or "Godebog" was a Dark Age British King, and, a descendant of Britain's pre-Saxon & pre-Roman royal
house. The Tudor Kings, starting with Henry VII, claimed to
descend from this royal lineage in attempt to further
legitimise the Tudor claim to the English throne.