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 HERE WE COME A WASSAILING

Here we come a-wassailing
among the leaves so green
Here we come a-wandering
so fairly to be seen

Chorus:
Love and joy come to you,
And to you your wassail too
And God bless you and send you
a happy New Year
And God send you a happy New Year

 

Our wassail cup is made
of the rosemary tree
And so is your beer
of the best barley

Chorus

Call up the butler of this house,
put on his golden ring
Let him bring us up a glass of beer
and better we shall sing

Chorus

Bring us out a table
and spread it with a cloth
Bring us out a mouldy cheese
and some of your Christmas loaf

Chorus

Good master and good mistress
while you're sitting by the fire
Think of us poor children
who are wand'ring in the mire

Chorus

Here we come a-wassailing
among the leaves so green
Here we come a-wandering
so fairly to be seen

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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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