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Wassail

Wassail

(trad. arr. Alan Cruise Johnston, sung by the dwsChorale)


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This arrangement of the Wassail song was kindly provided by Alan Cruise Johnston.

 It is great fun to sing!


1. Wassail! wassail! all over the town,

Our toast it is white and our ale it is brown;

Our bowl it is made of the white maple tree;

With a wassailing bowl we'll drink to thee.


2. So here is to Cherry and to his right cheek

Pray God send our master a good piece of beef

And a good piece of beef that may we all see

With the wassailing bowl, we'll drink to thee.



3. Here is to Dobbin, and to his right eye,

God send our master a good Christmas pie;

A good Christmas pie that may we all see,

With a wassailing bowl we'll drink to thee.



4. So here is to Broad May and to her broad horn

May God send our master a good crop of corn

And a good crop of corn that may we all see

With the wassailing bowl, we'll drink to thee.



5. And here is to Fillpail and to her left ear

Pray God send our master a happy New Year

And a happy New Year as e'er he did see

With the wassailing bowl, we'll drink to thee.



6. Here is to Colly, and to her long tail,

Pray God send our master he never may fail

A bowl of strong beer: I pray you draw near,

And our jolly wassail it's then you shall hear.



7. Come butler, come fill us a bowl of the best

Then we hope that your soul in heaven may rest

But if you do draw us a bowl of the small

Then down shall go butler, bowl and all.


8. Then here's to the maid in the lily white smock

Who tripped to the door and slipped back the lock

Who tripped to the door and pulled back the pin

For to let these jolly wassailers in.


Wassail wassail!