For you would be singers please find the words of the Somerset Wassail Song


It would be great if a lot of people could learn this and all sing it together#

1. 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 ashen tree
And so is the malt of the best barley

Chorus:  For its your wassail and its our wassail
And its joy be to you and a jolly wassail

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


3. Oh where is the maid with the silver-headed pin
To open the door and let us come in
Oh master and missus, it is our desire
A good loaf, some cheese and a toast by the fire


4. There was an old man and he had an old cow

And how for to keep her he didn’t know how
He put his old cow down in an old barn
And a drop or two of cider will do us no harm

No harm boys harm, no harm boys harm

And a drop or two of  cider will do us no harm

5. The girt dog of Chaffcombe he burnt his long tail
And this is the night we go singing wassail
Oh master and missus we must now be gone
God bless all in this house till we do call again

Chorus  x  2



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