John Speller's Web Pages Yorkshire Wassail

John Speller's Web Pages - Wassailing Songs
Yorkshire Wassail
Martin Shaw recalled hearing this carol, which was widely sung in the streets of Leeds in the middle of the nineteenth century, from his father, James Shaw. The Rev. J. T. Horton reported that it was also sung in Bradford.

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A nineteenth-century illustration of children caroling in Yorkshire. Note that they are carrying greenery, symbolizing new life
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