Blur – Wassailing Song.mp3

The most sought after, hard to find indie Christmas song. And incidentally, one of my favorites!

lyrics
Group:
Wassail, wassail all over the town
Our toast it is white and our ale it is brown
Our bowl it is made of the white maple tree
With the wassailing bowl, we’ll drink to thee

Damon:
So here is to Cherry and to his right cheek
Pray God send our master a good piece of beef
And a good piece of beef that may we all see
With the wassailing bowl, we’ll drink to thee

Group:
And here is to Dobbin and to his right eye
Pray God send our master a good Christmas pie
A good Christmas pie that may we all see
With the wassailing bowl, we’ll drink to thee

Graham:
So here is to Broad Mary and to her broad horn
May God send our master a good crop of corn
And a good crop of corn that may we all see
With the wassailing bowl, we’ll drink to thee

Group:
And here is to Fillpail and to her left ear
Pray God send our master a happy New Year
And a happy New Year as e’er he did see
With the wassailing bowl, we’ll drink to thee

Dave:
And here is to Colly and to her long tail
Pray God send our master he never may fail
A bowl of strong beer! I pray you draw near
And our jolly wassail it’s then you shall hear

Group:
Come butler, come fill us a bowl of the best
Then we hope that your soul in heaven may rest
But if you do draw us a bowl of the small
Then the Devil take butler, bowl and all

Alex:
Then here’s to the maid in the lily white smock
Who tripped to the door and slipped back the lock
Who tripped to the door and pulled back the pin
For to let these jolly wassailers in.

Group:
Wassail, wassail all over the town
Our toast it is white and our ale it is brown
Our bowl it is made of the white maple tree
With the wassailing bowl, we’ll drink to thee

BLUR The Wassailing Song (Ultra rare 1992 UK Food/Parlophone Records one-sided 7" vinyl single which was available only at a Salvation Army venue gig and limited to just 500 copies – Credited on the label as ‘Presented And Arranged By Gold Frankincense And Blur’, this is without doubt one of the biggest indie rarities ever…

More info from http://www.damon-albarn.com…
"Wassailing Song" is a limited edition single that was given away at a special Christmas gig. Food Records had advised them against doing the gig, but Blur did it anyway. The song is an old Christmas hymn, and the title refers to a wassailing bowl, which was used to drink punch. Only 500 copies of the record were made. The record is unique in the Blur discography for being the only one that features vocals from all four members of the band. Damon sings the first verse, Graham the second, Dave the third and Alex the last verse. All four sing the chorus.

So, nobody fuss at me for posting a link for a free mp3- you can’t get this anywhere. Really.

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5 Responses to Blur – Wassailing Song.mp3

  1. Anonymous says:

    Oh! Thanks for posting. My google fu failed me last year when I tried to find it! 🙂

    • Anonymous says:

      Not a problem! I found this by accident and I didn’t know how rare it was until recently. 500 copies world wide? When this should be in every household? Best version of the Wassailing song evar!

  2. ginspu says:

    Oh! Thanks for posting. My google fu failed me last year when I tried to find it! 🙂

    • wren08 says:

      Not a problem! I found this by accident and I didn’t know how rare it was until recently. 500 copies world wide? When this should be in every household? Best version of the Wassailing song evar!

  3. wren08 says:

    Reblogged this on The Virtual Wren and commented:

    reblogging for this year.

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