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STOKE GABRIEL WASSAIL

(Sung:) Old apple tree we wassail thee
Here’s hoping thou wilt bear
For the Lord doth know where we shall be
When comes another year;
For to bloom well and to bear well,
So happy let us be;
Let every man take off his cap
And shout out to the old apple tree.

(Shouted:) Old apple tree, we wassail thee
Here’s hoping thou wilt bear
Hats full,
Caps full,
Three-bushel bags full,
And little heaps under the stair!
Hip-hip-hooray
Hip-hip-hooray
Hip-hip-hooray

(Shot guns fire)


From annual ‘Orchard Wassail’, Stoke Gabriel, Devon
(also Crampton Wassail)

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