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The Gower Wassail

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  • Kazijin
    says:
    Background. In the 18th century, surveys indicate that crops grown in Gower included corn, hay, flax, hemp, hops and fruit. Livestock kept included sheep, cattle, pigs, geese, fowl and bees. Many Gower villages were self-sufficient in food, and residents paid a yearly rent to the lord of the manor for fishing rights. In south and west Gower a feudal or manorial system of open fields, and.
  • Kazrajas
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  • Domuro
    says:
    A traditional Christmas carol from Gower, intended to be sung while wassailing. A-wassail, a-wassail, throughout all this voselmeyvermadulwaitheobosirinont.coinfo cup it is white and our ale it is brown. (cf. Gloucestershire Wassail) Our wassail is made of the good ale and true, Some nutmeg and ginger, it's the best we can do.. CHORUS: Fol the dol, fol the dol-de-dol, Fol the dol-de-do, fol the dol-de-dee.
  • Samunos
    says:
    Gower Wassail. Gower Wassail. A-wassail, a-wassail throughout of this town. Our cup it is white and our ale it is brown. Our wassail is made of good ale and cake. Of nutmeg and ginger, the best we can bake. Al dal di dal di dal. Dal di dal di dal. Dal di dal di dee.
  • Mizragore
    says:
    Wassail (/ ˈwɒsəl /, /- eɪl /; Old Norse "ves heil", Old English was hál, literally: be hale) is a beverage of hot mulled cider, drunk traditionally as an integral part of wassailing, a Medieval Christmastide English drinking ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year.
  • Akikinos
    says:
    Our wassail is made of the good ale and cake Some nutmeg and ginger, the best we can bake Chorus: Fal the dal, lal the dal the dal Fal the dal the dal, lal the dal the dee Fal the deero, fal the daddy Sing too ra li do. Our wassail is made of the elderberry bough Although my good neighbors we'll drink unto thou.
  • Nikus
    says:
    The Gower Wassail The earliest version we have found appears as The Wassail Song in Reverend J D Davies' A History Of West Gower, He described it as being sung on New Year's Eve, and said that although it was seldom now heard in other parts of Gower, it was "invariably sung in this parish; the singing party go round with a large jug of warm spiced ale.".
  • Juramar
    says:
    group (Wassail, Wassail, Out of the Milk Pail), which is otherwise highly religious. In the seventeenth century the wassail was a definite institution — the carrying about of a bowl of spiced ale from house to house to drink healths in expectation of a contribution. Nowadays the utterance of a "Merry Christmas' is.
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