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These are rehearsal recordings of the songs for Stoke Gabriel 2020 as sung with Rosa Rebecka at the Station House, South Brent, on Sunday 12 January 2020

(Download or play the attachments as mp3 files)

Attachments:
Download this file (1-Here we come a wassailing_Wassail Singers in rehearsal_12-01-2020.mp3)01 Here we come a Wassailing[Here we come a Wassailing - Wassail Singers on 12-01-2020]2466 kB
Download this file (10-Jacobstowe Wassail_Wassail Singers in rehearsal_12-01-2020.mp3)10 Jacobstowe Wassail[Jacobstowe Wassail - Wassail Singers on 12-01-2020]2515 kB
Download this file (2-Stoke Gabriel Wassail Song_Wassail Singers in Rehearsal_12-01-2020.mp3)02 Stoke Gabriel Wassail Song[Stoke Gabriel Wassail Song - Wassail Singers on 12-01-2020]857 kB
Download this file (3-Torbay Wassail_Wassail Singers in rehearsal_12-01-2020.mp3)03 Torbay Wassail[Torbay Wassail - Wassail Singers on 12-01-2020]2306 kB
Download this file (4-Levy Dew-New Year Carol_Wassail Singers in rehearsal_12-01-2020.mp3)04 Levy Dew[Levy Dew - New Year Carol - Wassail Singers on 12-01-2020]2188 kB
Download this file (5-Wassail the Silver Apple_Wassail Singers in Rehearsal_12-01-2020.mp3)05 Wassail the Silver Apple[Wassail the Silver Apple - Wassail Singers on 12-01-2020]2294 kB
Download this file (6-Robins Call_Wassail Singers in rehearsal_12-01-2020.mp3)06 Robin\\\'s Call[Robins Call - Wassail Singers on 12-01-2020]3650 kB
Download this file (7-Somerset Wassail_Wassail Singers in rehearsal_12-01-2020.mp3)07 Somerset Wassail[Somerset Wassail - Wassail Singers on 12-01-2020]1217 kB
Download this file (8-Fire and Wine_Wassail Singers in rehearsal_12-01-2020.mp3)08 Fire and Wine[Fire and Wine - Wassail Singers on 12-01-2020]1485 kB
Download this file (9-Halsway Carol_Wassail Singers in rehearsal_12-01-2020.mp3)09 Halsway Carol[Halsway Carol - Wassail Singers on 12-01-2020]963 kB

You can print out the Wassail songs for the Stoke Gabriel Wassail on 18 January 2020 from the attachments below -

Either just the words alone, which can be printed out double sided on just 2 A4 sheets

Or a full version with all the lyrics and music (22 pages).

Attachments:
Download this file (Folk song selection_Robin Wells_reformatted.pdf)Selection of folk songs[Selection of folk songs b y Robin Wells for singing in the pub]684 kB
Download this file (Wassail songs_Stoke Gabriel _2020.pdf)Wassail Songs for Stoke Gabriel Wassail 2020[Wassail Songs for Stoke Gabriel Wassail 2020 - Word sheet]321 kB
Download this file (Wassail songs_with music_Stoke Gabriel _2020.pdf)Wassail Songs for Stoke Gabriel Wassail 2020[Wassail Songs for Stoke Gabriel Wassail 2020 - full set of words and music]3073 kB

JACOBSTOWE WASSAIL
(Collected in Jacobstowe, North Cornwall by Mr Batchellor and sent to Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924))

Wazzail, Wazzail,

Good Master and Mistress sitting down by the fire,
Whilst we poor wassailers be dabblin’ in the mire
With our jolly wassail.
Oh, little Robin Redbreast he has a fine wing,
Give us of your of cider and we'll begin to sing
With our jolly wassail.
Wazzail, Wazzail!

Good Master and Mistress our wassail begin,
Please open your door and let us come in
With our jolly wassail.
Oh, little Robin Redbreast he has a fine song,
Give us of your cider; we won’t keep you long
With our jolly wassail.
Wazzail, Wazzail!

Your ale cup is white and your ale it is brown,
Your beer is the best that e’r can be found
With our jolly wassail.
Oh, little Robin Redbreast he has a fine leg,
Give us of your cider and we’ll begin to beg
With our jolly wassail.]
Wazzail, Wazzail!

Your gin it is brewed  from the juniper tree
Your gin is the best that ever can be
With our jolly wassail.
Oh, little Robin Redbreast he has a fine toe,
Give us of your cider and we'll begin to go
With our jolly wassail.
Wazzail, Wazzail!
Wazzail!

Attachments:
Download this file (Jacobstowe Wassail_final Wassail runthrough_17-1-2015.mp3)Jacobstowe Wassail[Jacobstowe Wassail]2684 kB

SOMERSET WASSAIL
(Traditional)

Wassail, and wassail all over the town,
The cup it is white and the ale it is brown,
The cup it is made of the good old ashen tree
And so is the malt of the best barley.

Chorus:
  For it’s your wassail and it’s our wassail,
  And it’s joy be to you and a jolly wassail,

Oh master and missus are you all within?
Pray open the door and let us all come in.
Oh master and missus a-sitting by the fire,
Pray think upon poor travellers a-travelling in the mire.

Chorus

Oh where is the maid, with the silver headed pin,
To open the door and let us all come in?
Oh master and missus it is our desire
To have a loaf and cheese, and a toast by the fire.

Chorus

There was an old man, and he had an old cow,
And how for to keep it he did not know how;
He built up a barn for to keep his cow warm,
And a drop of good cider will do us no harm.

Chorus

This girt dog of Langport he burnt his long tail,
And this is the night we go singing wassail
Oh master and missus now we must be gone,
God bless all in this house ‘till we do come again.

Chorus

Attachments:
Download this file (Somerset Wassail.doc)Somerset Wassail[Somerset Wassail - words]25 kB
Download this file (Somerset Wassail_ Rosa Rebecka_Low part.MP3)Somerset Wassail[Somerset Wassail - Low part sung by Rosa Rebecka]1687 kB
Download this file (Somerset Wassail_ Rosa Rebecka_Melody part.MP3)Somerset Wassail[Somerset Wassail - Melody part sung by Rosa Rebecka]1710 kB
Download this file (Somerset Wassail_ Rosa Rebecka_Mid part.MP3)Somerset Wassail[Somerset Wassail - Mid part sung by Rosa Rebecka]1711 kB
Download this file (Somerset Wassail_Wassail Singers in rehearsal_10-01-2019.mp3)Somerset Wassail[Somerset Wassail - Wassail Singers in rehearsal on 10-01-2019]1318 kB
Download this file (Somerset Wassail_words and music with parts.pdf)Somerset Wassail[Somerset Wassail - Words and music for 3 parts]145 kB
Download this file (Somerset Wassail_words and music.pdf)Somerset Wassail[Somerset Wassail - Words and Music]125 kB

HALSWAY CAROL /HALSWAY SCHOTTISCHE
 (Words Iain Frisk; Music Nigel Eaton)

Lo for the tiding of the Long Night Moon
Let the sunrise call about the morning soon
Short is the biding of the fading light
Sing for the coming of the longest night

North wind will tell us what we need to know
When the stars are shining on the midnight snow
All of the branches have been turned to white
Sing for the coming of the longest night

A winter day, the summer grass turned hay
Frost in the field ‘ til dawn of May
A summer’s light never shone as great or as bright
So dance in the shadows of a winter’s night

Lo for the tiding of the Long Night Moon
May the harvest last until the springtime bloom
Home is our comfort at the winter’s height
Sing for the coming of the longest night

All of the colours of the sunrise sky
Shine a light upon us, as day goes by
Sunsetting shadows fading out of sight
Sing for the coming of the longest night

A winter day, the summer grass turned hay
Frost in the field ‘ til dawn of May
A summer’s light never shone as great or as bright
So dance in the shadows of a winter’s night

Attachments:
Download this file (Halsway Carol_arr Rosa Rebecka.pdf)Halsway Carol[Halsway Carol]128 kB
Download this file (Halsway Carol_final Wassail runthrough_17-1-2015.mp3)Halsway Carol[Halsway Carol]1853 kB
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