'Wey-hey! Drrrrink!'
'It's Hap!' chorus Coo and FT.
'It surely is, m'lovelies! Now, let's get some cider inside yer insides!' (;>)

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Drinking Song

'Tis Autumn and the leaves are turned,
áááand fallin' red and yellow,
the wheat is picked, the fields all burned,
ááálet's drink and feel well mellow!

Wassail, we sang to the grand King Tree,
áááand all his court and county,
and hark, the boughs swingin' low with glee,
áááfull blessed with apple bounty!

The Winter orchard were asleep,
áááwe woke it with our stickin',
our weavin' round, a skip, a leap,
áááset Nature's clock to tickin'!


Time came to rouse all orchard souls
áááfrom Snowshill far as Stroud, see,
with howlin' pans o'er fields and knolls,
áááand rifle firin' loudly!


We hung a ball of fat, a treat,
áááfor orchard's guard, red Robin,
then cidered toast, 'twas sour and sweet,
áááset fruit-tree sap to throbbin'!


Some cider next, we took and poured
ááá'round King Tree's roots and trunkwoods,
to tempt him to provide a hoard
áááfor brews to make us drunkards!


And last, we raised a glass to say,
áááour hopes for this year's Autumn,
fruit hangs from every branch today,
ááá'tis red and green and all firm!


Poetry by Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2015-11-30 at 23:39

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StillHoppin The PoetBay support member heart!
so lively and rowdy and FUN!! i imagined my own tune to it while picturing happy country dancers bobbing around (with a pitchfork and some hay tossed in for good measure); i doubt my take on it was overly accurate (the tune OR the images brought to mind)... but i highly enjoyed it. *raises a glass* To the Birdbrains!

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
What a happy song! I love the rhymes, esp. autumn/firm.

I'm thinking seasonal songs, tooŚ

Soal, a-soal, a soal cake,
Please good missus, a soal cake,
An apple, a pear, a plum a cherry,
Any good thing to make us all merry!
One for Peter, two for Paul,
Three for him who made us all . . .

Drink, yea merry gentlefolk!

Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
What merry fun. Cheers to all. Especially my drinking partner Hap. May all the cheeks be as rosy as apples :)

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
What fun!

"Stroud, see" and "loudly," a very clever rhyme.

Now that's a party I'd love to go to. Brilliant poem!

I am banging my tankard on the table with this one, lived in Somerset for a long while, like a drop of cider! Especially loved the opening stanza.

Winter approaching and Apple orchards. I do miss the smell of apples. An inspired poem with clear and happy visions
Love the song.:)