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1. The boar's head in hand bear I,
Bedecked with bays and rosemary,
And I pray you, my masters, be merry,
Quot estis in convivio.
Caput apri defero,
Reddens laudes Domino.
2. The boar's head, as I understand,
Is the bravest dish in all the land,
Which, thus bedecked with a gay garland,
Let us servire cantico.
3. Our steward hath provided this,
in honour of the King of bliss,
which on this day to be servèd is
in Reginensi Atrio.