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Cats Song Chain (184* d) RE: Song Chain 19 Jan 12

Rillaton Wassail. Written by Mike O'Connor for the hamlet of Rillaton, Cornwall

Wassail. Wassail, then let us sing wassail,
Wassail, wassail, then let us sing wassail

By light of star and light of moon the night of twelve is coming soon
We shall to the orchard go, for mother Mary told us so.

With drums and guns we sing an shout to drive the king of Winter out
Frighten every spirit dark and wash away the devils mark.

Then we shall make the sign of 3 to consecrate the apple tree
Cider in the flowing bowl will free the spirit, warm the soul.

Then our wassail will light the flame and let the spirit rise again
From root and seed to bud and bloom, to raise the sap and bless the womb

For if the tree takes back his power he'll bear the blossom, bear the flower
Rich will every branch appear with apples for the coming year

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