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Cornish Wassail Now Christmas is comen and New Year begin Pray open your doors and let us come in With our wassail, wassail, wassail, wassail And joy come with our jolly wassail O Master and Mistress sitting down by the fire While we poor wassail boys are traveling the mire This ancient house we will kindly salute It is an old custom you need not dispute We are here in this place, orderly we stand We're the jolly wassail boys with a bowl in our hands We hope that your apple trees will prosper and bear And bring forth good cider when we come next year We hope that your barley will prosper and grow That you may have plenty and some to bestow Good Mistress and Master how can you forbear Come fill up out bowl with cider or beer Good Mistress and Master sitting down at your ease Put your hands in your pockets and give what you please I wish you a blessing and a long time to live Since you've been so free and willing to give SOF
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