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Joe Offer Lyr Add: Cornish Twelfth Day/Wassail Song (7) RE: Lyr Add: Cornish Twelfth Day/Wassail Song 30 Nov 20


Why is "wassail" spelled so many different ways in this song? Is that intentional? Casey Casebeer sings this.


Here's the entry from the Traditional Ballad Index. Not much to go on.

Carol for Twelfth Day

DESCRIPTION: "Sweet master of this habitation, With my mistress be so kind As to grant an invitation If we may this favor find" to join the musical party and "contribute to the wasel bowl." May the master have a virtuous wife and may all have a fine meal
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1966 (Gundry)
KEYWORDS: food party wassail nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(West))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Gundry, p. 18, "Carol for Twelfth Day" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #3312
File: Gund018

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The lyrics in the Digital Tradition are taken from Conrad's post above.


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