Wine Country (Balmoral) Wassail

Wine Country (Balmoral) Wassail

A Poem by Scott H.

I'm a sucker for olde Englishy holiday traditions, so I wrote my own


“Wine Country (Balmoral) Wassail”


Wassail wassail ‘tween the lakes and the vineyards

Come let’s find us some mulled wine for to warm up our innards

By the hearth fire we’ll sing you our songs of good cheer

And we’ll wish you success and a prosperous year


Wassail wassail then we’ll walk past the hedgerows

Our good songs will inspire many grapes when they do grow

For the merlot and the pinot and of course chardonnay

As the snow falls around us we’ll climb back on our sleigh


Wassail wassail to the Queen in Balmoral

And may all the royal family find good health on the morrow

When the snow flies and wind blows may they keep safe and warm

With a fire and a full glass for to weather the storm


And wassail wassail it’s our Christmas tradition

With a wren and a box it’s a fine superstition

When we come to her door wine to us she shall bring

It is just a small price for please to see our King!


© 2008 Scott H.

Author's Note

Scott H.
'The wren and the box' and 'please to see the king' refers to and old Pembrokeshire, England tradition that I learned about from the liner notes to the Steeleye Span album, "Please to See the King," the cover of which serves as the picture accompanying this wassail.

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Thank you for submitting this to my contest! Sorry it took so long for me to get around to reading it! :)

Very interesting :) I loved the references to old English traditions!


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