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GUEST,Richard Bridge Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK (131* d) RE: Wassail Good Intent Rochester UK 23 Dec 08

That's the Lykewake Dirge. Curiously that unsettling tune is Victorian, but it complements the traditional words perfectly. Thank you for your kind remarks. I think the definitive version is the Watersons.

I am sure that Pierre will wish to be le chapeau.

Or maybe le capot (which is not a capo).

Which reminds me of the joke about the Englishman whose wife died while they were on holiday in France. Distraught he went out to buy a black hat as a sign of mourning. Alas his French betrayed him. He entered the village store and the following ensued:

"Bonjour monsieur."
"J'aimerais acheter un capot noir s'il vous plait."
"Un capot noir, monsieur?"
"Oui, un capot noir, ma femme vient de mourir."
"Mais monsieur, quelle delicace!"

Er - WLD, yes, we are middle class!

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