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Here We Come A-Wassailing

Chorus by Hilda Marshall

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Tune:  "Traditional Carol"

Here we come a wassailing
Among the leaves so green
Here we come a-wandering
So fair to be seen


Love and joy come to you
Peace and hope and friendship too
And we bless you and wish you a happy new year
And we wish you a happy new year!


We are not daily beggars who
Beg from door to door
But we are neighbors' children
Whom you have seen before


We have got a little purse
Of stretching leather skin
We want a little money
To line it well within


Call up the butler of this house
Put on his golden ring
Let him bring us a glass of beer
And better we shall sing


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


God bless the master of the house
The mistress bless also
And all the little children
Around the table go


Good master and good mistress
While you sit by the fire
Pray think of us poor children
A-wand'ring in the mire

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