The Boar's Head Carol

The boar's head in hand bear I

Tune: [The boar's head in hand bear I]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

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:)

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

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #9180
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #9180

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