The Boar's Head Carol





(Sung at Queen's College, Oxford.)



The boar's head in hand bear I,

Bedecked with bays and rosemary;

And I pray you, my masters, be merry,

Quot estis in convivio.

_Caput apri defero

Reddens laudes domino._



The boar's head, as I understand,

Is the rarest dish in all this land,

Which thus bedeck'd with a gay garland

Let us servire cantico.

_Caput apri defero

Reddens laudes domino._



Our steward hath provided this

In honour of the King of bliss;

Which on this day to be served is

In Reginensi Atrio.

_Caput apri defero

Reddens laudes domino._





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