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Boar's Head Carol                    Boar's Head Carol MP3 (0,9 MB)
Tune: "The Boar´s Head Carol",        The Boar's Head Carol MIDI 1 (4 KB)
trad, first published 1521                 The Boar's Head Carol MIDI 2 (4 KB)

The boar's head in hand bear I,
Bedecked with bay and rosemary,
And I bid you good Heathens be merry,
Together on this holy day!

Chorus:
Odin, Thor and Ingvi-Frey,
Frigga, Freya bless this day!

The boar's head, as I understand,
Is the fairest dish in all the land,
When thus bedecked with a gay garland,
Presented on this holy day!

Chorus:
Odin, Thor and Ingvi-Frey,
Frigga, Freya bless this day!

The steward hath provided this,
In honor of the King of Bliss,
Who on this day to be feasted is!
Now glad betide Frey's holy day!

Chorus:

Odin, Thor and Ingvi-Frey,
Frigga, Freya bless this day!

© Winifred Hodge Rose
Original lyrics & tune: Traditional medieval English carol, words adapted by Winifred.
Voice: Michaela Macha

Image: © BrokenSphere / Wikimedia Commons.
Boar's head tureen, unknown manufacturer, probably from France, 19th century. Private collection, on display at the time temporarily in the international terminal of San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
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