John Speller's Web Pages Give Way, Give Way, Ye Gates, and Win

John Speller's Web Pages - Wassailing Songs
Give Way, Give Way, Ye Gates, and Win
This carol from Robert Herrick's Hesperides (1648) is probably an attack on the Puritanism of many of his contemporaries. William Henry Husk reprinted it in his Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern (1833). I have set it to a traditional English melody.

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Additional verses might be sung if the Wassailers were not having much success:

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"The Wassail" (1900) Art Nouveau giclée print by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928)
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