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From the common occurrence in such songs of an exhortation beginning "come all you".
come-all-you (plural come-all-yous)
- (dialectal, UK, Ireland) A traditional folk or country song.
- 2006, Patrick McCabe, Winterwood, Bloomsbury 2007, p. 3:
- He slapped his thighs and whooped and catcalled, encouraging anyone who knew it to join in the ‘traditional come-all-you’!