Our American Holidays - Christmas/Ceremonies for Christmas

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CEREMONIES FOR CHRISTMAS

   Come, bring with a noise,
   My merry, merry boys,
The Christmas log to the firing,
   While my good dame, she
   Bids ye all be free,
And drink to your heart's desiring.

   With the last year's brand
   Light the new block, and
For good success in his spending,
   On your psalteries play,
   That sweet luck may
Come while the log is a-teending.


   Drink now the strong beer,
   Cut the white loaf here,
The while the meat is a-shredding;
   For the rare mince-pie,
   And the plums stand by,
To fill the paste that's a kneading.