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The Wassail Song

Song lyrics to The Wassail Song, a traditional English carol that, curiously, has nothing to do with the Nativity.

Here we come a-wassailing
Among the leaves so green,
Here we come a-wand’ring
So fair to be seen.

Chorus
Love and joy come to you,
And to you your wassail, too,
And God bless you, and send you
A Happy New Year,
And God send you a Happy New Year.

We are not daily beggars
That beg from door to door,
But we are neighbors’ children
Whom you have seen before
Chorus

Good master and good mistress,
As you sit beside the fire,
Pray think of us poor children
Who wander in the mire.
Chorus

We have a little purse
Made of ratching leather skin;
We want some of your small change
To line it well within.
Chorus

Bring us out a table
And spread it with a cloth;
Bring us out a cheese,
And of your Christmas loaf.
Chorus

God bless the master of this house,
Likewise the mistress too;
And all the little children
That round the table go.
Chorus





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