Make your own free website on Tripod.com
MRS DEATH'S DAINTIE DITTIES
BOARS HEAD CAROL

Home

songs A
songs B
songs C
songs D
songs E
songs F
songs G
songs H
songs I
songs J
songs K
songs L
songs M
songs N
songs O
songs P
songs R
songs S
songs T
songs U
songs W

Queens College Version, Oxford, England first published 1521


THE BOARS HEAD CAROL
 
 
The boar's head in hand bear I
Bedecked with bays and rosemary
I pray you, my masters, be merry
Quot estis in convivio (so many as are in the feast)

CHO: Caput apri defero, Reddens laudes domino
(the boar's head I bring, giving praises to God)

The boar's head, as I understand,
Is the rarest dish in all this land,
Which thus bedecked with a gay garland
Let us servire cantico. (let us serve with a song)

CHO:

Our steward hath provided this
In honor of the King of bliss
Which, on this day to be served is
In Reginensi atrio: (in the Queen's hall)