Yorkshire Wassail (Traditional)

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Editor: Christopher R. Baker (submitted 2000-11-27).   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: for distribution in the US only, piano part can also be hummed by singers

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Title: Yorkshire Wassail
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Unison, or melody and SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: Eight Traditional Carols (1919)

Description:

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1.
Here we come a-wassailing
Among the leaves so green;
Here we come a-wand'ring
So fair to be seen.

Refrain:
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.

2.
We're not daily beggars
That beg from door to door;
But we are neighbors' children,
Whom you have seen before.
Refrain

3.
Good master and good mistress,
Are sitting by the fire,
Pray think of us poor children
Who wander in the mire.
Refrain

4
God bless the master of this house
Likewise the mistress too!
And all the little children
that 'round the table go
Refrain