aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

New verse on an old carol

The Gloucestershire Wassail salutes the master, the butler, the maid -- but also the horse (Dobbin), cow (Fillpail), and other animals by name. So why shouldn't it include a housecat?

Wassail, wassail, all over the town,
our toast it is white and our ale it is brown.
Our bowl it is made of the white maple tree,
with the wassailing bowl, we'll drink to thee.

And here's to Hera and to her soft fur,
we love to hold her and listen to her purr.
And list'ning to her purr, it fills us with glee,
with the wassailing bowl, we'll drink to thee.

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