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Sunley Lyr Add: Ashen Faggot Wassail (1) Lyr Add: ASHEN FAGGOT WASSAIL 13 Dec 99


ASHEN FAGGOT WASSAIL

Wassail and wassail and all over the town
Our cup it is white and the ale it is brown
The cup it is made of the good old ashen tree
Yea, and so, the beer of the best holly

With your wassail, aye, enjoy; come to our jolly wassail

Oh maid, oh maid, with your silver-headed pin
Pray open this door and let us all walk in
All for to fill our wassail bowl and sail away again

With your wassail, aye, enjoy; come to our jolly wassail

Oh maid, oh maid, with your glove and your lace
Pray come unto this door and show us your fine face
We are truly weary of standing in this place

With your wassail, aye, enjoy; come to our jolly wassail

Oh master and mistress if you'd be so well a' pleased
To set upon your table your white cloth and your cheese
With your roast beef and your bord'rings and your pies

With your wassail, aye, enjoy; come to our jolly wassail

Oh master and mistress if we've done you any harm
Pray open this door and let us all pass on
And give us hearty thanks for a-singing of our song

With your wassail, aye, enjoy; come to our jolly wassail

Shirley Collins singing on "Adieu To Old England" to concertina accompaniment. She notes that the song came from singer Sidney Richards of Curry Rivel, Somerset, via the BBC Sound Archives.

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