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We've Been A-while A-Wandering

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We’ve been awhile a-wandering amongst the leaves so green
       Em                                                 C      G
But now we come awassailing so plainly to be seen

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For it’s Christmas time when we travel far and near
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May God bless you and send you a happy new year

We are not daily beggars that beg from door to door
We are your neighbour’s children for we’ve been here before

Good master and good mistress while sitting by the fire
Pray think of us poor children that’s wandered in the mire

Bring us out a table, and spread it with a cloth
Bring us out your moldy cheese and 
some of your Christmas loaf 

Call up the butler of this house likewise the mistress too
And all the little children that round the table go