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The Gower Wassail

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    Chorus:
    Fol de dol fol de dol de dol
    Fol de dol de dol fol de dol de de
    Fol de da ro fol de da ri
    Sing too ra li O

    A-wassail, a-wassail throughout all the town
    Our cup it is white and our ale it is brown
    Our wassail is made of the good ale and cake
    Some nutmeg and ginger, the best you can bake

    Our wassail is made of the elderberry bough
    And so my good neighbors we'll drink unto thou
    Besides all on earth, you have apples in store
    Pray let us come in for it's cold by the door

    There's a master and a mistress sitting down by the fire
    While we poor wassail boys stand out in the mire
    Come you pretty maid with your silver headed pin
    Pray open the door and let us come in

    It's we poor wassail boys so weary and cold
    Please drop some small silver into our bowl
    And if we survive for another new year
    Perhaps we may call and see who does live here

    We know by the moon that we are not too soon
    And we know by the sky that we are not too high
    And we know by the stars that we are not too far
    And we know by the ground that we are within sound

    Not used:
    We hope that your apple trees prosper and bear
    So that we may have cider when we call next year
    And where you have one barrel we hope you'll have ten
    So that we may have cider when we call again

    As sung by Steeleye Span

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Quelle: Wales

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