Apple Tree Wassail (II)
DESCRIPTION: "Old apple tree, we'll wassail thee, And hoping thou wilt bear. The Lord does know where we shall be To be mery another year. To blow well and to bear well, And so merry let us be. Let ev'ry man drink up his cup, And health to the old apple tree."
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Cecil Sharp collection)
KEYWORDS: drink wassail
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Roy Palmer, _Ripest Apples_, The Big Apple Association, 1996, p. 106, "Apple Tree Wassail" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [25 words]: Roud lumps this with the Somerset Wassail, but that's just because he lumps most wassail songs. I'd call it separate, although it's only a fragment. - RBW
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