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Wassail Song (Cherington)

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Place Collected: Cherington
Date collected: Between 1927 and 1935
Roud Number: 209

Nothing more is known of the Cherington wassail custom, except what the collector wrote “Mr Howes has known for sixty years. Bowl decorated with fox’s brush and holly bow, with bough, decorated with ribbons. Charlie Phelps checked the Cherrington (sic) Wassail sung by Tom Tanner.” The song is very similar to others in the same area.

 

Notes by Gwilym Davies 31 January 2016