Songs > Gloustershire Wassail

Gloustershire Wassail

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Wassail, wassail, all over the town
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Our bread it is white and our ale it is brown
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Our bowl it is made of the white maple tree
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With the wassailing bowl we’ll drink to thee

Here’s a health to the ox and to his right eye
Pray God send our master a good Christmas pie
A good christmas pie that may we all see
With the wassailing bowl we’ll drink unto thee

Here’s a health to the cow and to her long tail
Pray god send out master a good cask of ale
A good cask of ale that may we all see
With the wassailing bowl, we’ll drink unto thee

Come butler come fill us a bowl of the best
That I pray your soul in heaven may rest
But if you do bring us a bowl of the small
May the devil take butler, bowl and all

Then here’s to the maid in her 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 walk in