The Boar's Head

from by Josh Garrels



The boar's head in hand bear I
Bedecked with bays and rosemary;
And I pray you my masters be merry,
Quot estis in convivio [as many as are at the feast].

Caput apri defero [I bring in the boar's head]
Reddens laudes Domino [Giving thanks to the lord]

The boar's head as I understand
Is the rarest dish in all the land,
When thus bedecked with a gay garland,
Let us servire cantico [serve it with a song].

Our steward hath provided this
In honour of the King of bliss,
Which on this day to be served is
In Reginensis atrio [In Queen's Hall].


from The Light Came Down, released November 24, 2016



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