Here we come a wassailing

 
Performed by:
Billy Clark
Recorded in:
Aldborough
Recorded on:
23/10/1973
Recorded by:
Ann Wright
Genre:
Ritual
Keywords:
Cadging,
Christmas,
Children,
New Year
 

Archival information

TYG:
22
Key:
G
Time Signature:
2/4
Roud id:
209
Laws id:
Master title:
The Yorkshire Wassail Song
Places Cited:

Lyrics

1
Oh, here we come a wassailing among the leaves so green,
Oh, here we come a wassailing so fairer to be seen.

Chorus
God send a happy, God send a happy,
Pray God send you all a happy New Year.

2
We are not daily beggars that beg from door to door,
But we are neighbours’ children who you have seen before.

3
God bless the master of this house, God bless the mistress too,
God bless its dwellers one and all with peace and plenty too.

Recorded by Mrs Ann Wright in Aldborough during 1973 and passed on to Steve Gardham on the 23rd of October 1973.

Archival information

TYG:
22
Key:
G
Time Signature:
2/4
Roud id:
209
Laws id:
Master title:
The Yorkshire Wassail Song
Places Cited: