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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.
Refrain:
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.
(Refrain:)

3. Our steward hath provided this,
in honour of the King of bliss,
which on this day to be servèd is
in Reginensi Atrio.
(Refrain:)

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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.

Timeline

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Carols of Christmas #55

The Cambridge Hymnal #144

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