The first of the traditional carols that I will be posting. This elegant version performed by The Chieftains.
The boar's head in hand bear I
Bedecked with bays and rosemary
I pray you, my masters, be merry
Quot estis in convivio
CHORUS: Caput apri defero, Reddens laudes domino
The boar's head, as I understand,
Is the rarest dish in all the land,
Which thus bedecked with a gay garland
Let us servire cantico.
Our steward hath provided this
In honor of the King of bliss
Which, on this day to be served is
In Reginensi atrio