The boar’s head carol, pre-16th c. edition

Caput apri refero

Resonans laudes domino!


The boris hed in hondes I  brynge,

with garlondes gay & byrdes syngynge

I pray you all, help me to synge,

Qui estis in convivio!


The boris hede I vnderstande

Ys cheffe seruyce in all this londe!

Wher so ever it may be fonde,

Seruitur cum sinapio!


The boris hede I dare well say

Anon after the XIIth Day,

He taketh his leve  & goth away!

Exiuit tunc de patria!

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