John Speller's Web Pages God Bless the Master of this House

John Speller's Web Pages - English Christmas Carols
God Bless the Master of this House
This carol was one of a number collected by Alice Elizabeth Gillington (1863-1934), a clergyman's daughter and student of gypsy culture who herself spent the last quarter century of her life as a gypsy. The text seems to be a variant of "Here we come a Wassailing." The first part of the tune is similar to the carol, "The Seven Joys of Mary."

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Caravan of the type in which Alice Gillington lived the life of a gypsy between 1911 and 1934.
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