The boar's head carol (Text)

 

The boar's head in hand bear I
Bedecked with bays and rosemary
I pray you, my masters, be merry
Quot estis in convivio.
Caput apri defero,
Reddens laudes Domino

The boar's head, as I understand,
Is the rarest dish in all the land,
Which thus bedecked with a gay garland
Servitur cum sinapio.
Caput apri defero,
Reddens laudes Domino 

 

The boar's head in hand bear I
Bedecked with bays and rosemary
I pray you, my masters, be merry
Quot estis in convivio.
Caput apri defero,
Reddens laudes Domino

The boar's head, as I understand,
Is the rarest dish in all the land,
Which thus bedecked with a gay garland
Servitur cum sinapio.
Caput apri defero,
Reddens laudes Domino

 

 

 

 

englisches Weihnachtslied von Wynkyn de Worde, 16. Jahrhundert