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Thread #163012   Message #3884881
Posted By: GUEST
26-Oct-17 - 03:17 PM
Thread Name: Any one recognise these words? Wassail,
Subject: RE: Any one recognise these words? Wassail,
Thanks. I am on the track of a tune that may be Arthur's tune.

I dropped off a print of the notes from the BL and discovered that the cassette copy that was once in the village came from Roy Palmer who was shown the sets of words when researching his "The Folklore of Shropshire". I'll have a look to see if he mentions it.

In addition to change-ringing in the church tower Hope Bowdler had a strong hand-bell ringing band in the 19th century, so "ringing and singing is everywhere" would be very apt locally.