Wednesday, December 26, 2007

St. Stephen's Day

I irritated SB as I do every year by wishing him a happy Boxing Day. He yells at me for being a pagan! A heathen! LOL
Shhhhhhh......I do it on purpose.

The wren, the wren,
the king of all birds,
On St. Stephen's Day was caught in the furze,
Although he is little,
his family is great,
I pray you, good landlady,
give us a treat.

My box would speak,
if it had but a tongue,
And two or three shillings,
would do it not wrong,
Sing holly, sing ivy--sing ivy, sing holly,
A drop just to drink, it would drown melancholy.

And if you draw it of the best,
I hope in heaven your soul will rest;
But if you draw it of the small,
It won't agree with these wren boys at all

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