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Ricky writes a little bit about Wassail and Wassailing and shares a bit of music as well.

As is often the case during festive occasions such as Christmas, the holiday spirit seemed to make rich folk a bit more benevolent than usual. Small groups of beggars and orphans would dance through the snowy streets of England singing songs of good cheer. Supposedly, good fortune would come to the master of the house if he would share a drink from his wassail bowl. Often the master would offer a penny, a bite of pork pie, or allow the children to stand beside the warm hearth. The wassail bowl itself was a hearty combination of hot ale or beer and spices and mead, just alcoholic enough to warm the tingling toes and fingers of the singers. The word "Wassail" means good health.

Let's have a Wassail! Here's to health! Enjoy the video of Here We Come A Wassailing.


Comments   
#11 Tsipora 2016-12-19 12:47
Ricky Tims, you're phenomenal. Merry Christmas to you and all.d4n7d
#10 Flower41 2016-12-17 15:05
Fantastic with such talented musicians. Thanks for sharing with us.
#9 mariannedaly 2016-12-17 07:11
thank you thank you
#8 kate48 2016-12-16 18:47
What a joy! Thank you for sharing this performance with your quilt show friends.
#7 Kacee 2016-12-16 12:21
WONDERFUL!
#6 Dianne 2016-12-16 10:32
Thank you for the enjoyment. Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season.
#5 cyestrumsky 2016-12-16 10:17
In New Braunfels, Texas, we have a celebration night called Wassailfest.
#4 AuntJo 2016-12-16 07:53
Uplifting ! What a great way to start the day !
Thank you Ricky and friends !
#3 gottago40 2016-12-16 07:26
Pure Joy! Thank You!
#2 Cheryl N 2016-12-16 07:18
This is wonderful! It gave me the Christmas goodbumps! Loved it!
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