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DARTMOOR WASSAIL

A wassail, a wassail throughout all this town,
Our cup it is white and our ale it is brown,
Our wassail is made of good ale and cake,
Some nutmeg and ginger, the best we could make.
                                                to you a wassail
Aye and joy come to our jolly wassail

Our wassail is made of an elderberry bough,
And so my good neighbour we'll drink unto thou.
Beside all others we have apples in store.
Pray let us come in for ‘tis cold by this door …
                                               to you a wassail
Aye and joy come to our jolly wassail

We know by the moon that we are not too soon,
And we know by the sky that we are not too high,
We know by the stars that we are not too far,
And we know by the ground that we are within sound …
                                               to you a wassail
Aye and joy come to our jolly wassail

Now master and mistress thanks to you we’ll give,
And for our jolly wassail as long as we live.
And if we should live til another New Year,
Perhaps we may call and see who do live here …..
                                               to you a wassail
Aye and joy come to our jolly wassail

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