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The Wassail Song Chords

‣ The Watersons

Key:F#m
Capo:2nd fret

[Verse 1]
  Em         G              C       D
A-wassail, a-wassail throughout our town,
    Em        G             D         D
Our cup it is white and our ale it is brown.
    Em         G           C            D
Our wassail is made of the good ale and true,
     Em         G                D           D
Some nutmeg and ginger, it's the best we can brew.
 
[Chorus 1]
        Em                   G
Fol-dee-dol, fol-dee-dol-dee-dol,
                C                    D
Fol-dee-dol-dee-dol, fol-dee-dol-dee-dee.
        Em             G
Fol-dee-derol, fol-dee-der-dee,
     D         Em
Sing too-ra-li-doh.
 
[Verse 2]
    Em         G           C          D
Our wassail is made of the elderberry bough,
    Em         G                 D          D
And so my good neighbours, we'll drink unto thou.
  Em           G                  C         D
Besides all on earth, you'll have apples in store,
     Em          G           D           D
Pray let us come in for it's cold by the door.
 
[Chorus 2]
        Em                   G
Fol-dee-dol, fol-dee-dol-dee-dol,
                C                    D
Fol-dee-dol-dee-dol, fol-dee-dol-dee-dee.
        Em             G
Fol-dee-derol, fol-dee-der-dee,
     D         Em
Sing too-ra-li-doh.
 
[Verse 3]
          Em           G                C           D
There's a master and a mistress sitting down by the fire,
      Em         G            D           D
While we poor wassail boys do wait in the mire.
    Em        G              C             D
And so pretty maid with your silver-headed pin,
       Em       G        D           D
Please open the door and let us come in.
 
[Chorus 3]
        Em                   G
Fol-dee-dol, fol-dee-dol-dee-dol,
                C                    D
Fol-dee-dol-dee-dol, fol-dee-dol-dee-dee.
        Em             G
Fol-dee-derol, fol-dee-der-dee,
     D         Em
Sing too-ra-li-doh.
 
[Verse 4]
   Em          G            C           D
We know by the moon that we are not too soon,
       Em          G           D           D
And we know by the sky that we are not too high.
   Em          G             C           D
We know by the stars that we are not too far,
       Em          G              D          D
And we know by the ground that we are within sound.
 
[Chorus 4]
        Em                   G
Fol-dee-dol, fol-dee-dol-dee-dol,
                C                    D
Fol-dee-dol-dee-dol, fol-dee-dol-dee-dee.
        Em             G
Fol-dee-derol, fol-dee-der-dee,
     D         Em
Sing too-ra-li-doh.
 
[Verse 5]
        Em          G            C         D
There's our wassail boys growing weary and cold,
       Em           G        D          D
Drop a bit of small silver into our old bowl,
    Em        G         C          D
And if we're alive for another New Year,
   Em          G            D           D
Perhaps we may call and see who do live here.
 
[Chorus 5]
        Em                   G
Fol-dee-dol, fol-dee-dol-dee-dol,
                C                    D
Fol-dee-dol-dee-dol, fol-dee-dol-dee-dee.
        Em             G
Fol-dee-derol, fol-dee-der-dee,
     D         Em
Sing too-ra-li-doh.

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