The Boar's Head Carol

Representative Text

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.

Text Information

First Line: The boar's head in hand bear I
Title: The Boar's Head Carol
Source: Traditional.
Refrain First Line: Caput apri defero
Publication Date: 1946
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1946.



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Carols of Christmas #55

The Cambridge Hymnal #144

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