Apple Tree Wassail

DESCRIPTION: "Here stands a jolly good old apple tree. Stand fast, root; bear well, top. Every little bough, bear an apple now... Whoop, whoop, holloa! Blow, blow the horns." Or "Stand fast, root, bear well, top, Pray, good God, send us a howling crop...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1973 (Simpson)
KEYWORDS: food nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Jacqueline Simpson, _The Folklore of Sussex_, B. T. Batsford, 1973, pp. 102-103, "(Here stands a jolly good old apple tree)"; "(Stand fast, root, bear well, top)" (2 short texts)
File: SiATW102

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