TIMOTHY S. KLUGH
LYRICS



   Timothy S. Klugh
Christmas Widgets
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Here We Come A-Wassailing



Here We Come A-Wassailing
Lyrics and Music from
English Traditional Christmas Carol
apparently composed in 1850 .
Spoken-word Lyrics by Timothy S. Klugh
and Wayne P. Howlett.
This modified arrangement by Timothy S. Klugh
based on arrangement by
John Rutter.

Modifications to Original Arrangement:
Made by Timothy S. Klugh in 1993.

Original:
Copyright © 1969 Oxford University Press.

Spoken-word Lyrics:

Copyright © 1993 Timothy S. Klugh
   and Wayne P. Howlett.
   All Rights Reserved.



TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
Hello, I'm Timothy S. Klugh,
And I'm going to sing you that age old classic "Here we come a-wassailing"--

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
Hello, there! Hello, there! I'm here to sing a song with you, Tim.

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
Wayne! No, you're not supposed to be singing a song with me, Wayne!

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
I am! Watch this!

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
Now leave it alone, Wayne!

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
Love and joy come to you,
And to you your wassail too;
And God bless you and send you a Happy New Year,
And God send you a Happy New Year.

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
Well, that was just great. You knew all the words.

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
Thanks!

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
Now that you've had your day in the sun,--

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
I loved it!

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
--you might let me have this song. No, Wayne! No!

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
Here we come a-wassailing...

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
Wayne!

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
...Among the leaves so green;...

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
Wayne, you know this is supposed to be my carol!

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
...And here we come a-wand'ring...

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
Wayne, that's not fair! Man, I'm gonna' drown you out!

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
...so fair to be seen.

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH AND WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
Love and joy come to you,
And to you your wassail too;
And God bless you and send you a Happy New Year,
And God send you a Happy New Year.

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
Hey Wayne! Go over there a minute!

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
Where?!

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
Over there!
We are not daily beggars who beg from door to door,...

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
Wait a minute! You're singing! That's not fair!

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
But we are neighbors children...

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH AND WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
...whom you have seen before.
Love and joy come to you,
And to you your wassail too;
And God bless you and send you a Happy New Year,
And God send you a Happy New Year.

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
OK, this one's for like the butler.

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
OK.

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
OK.

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH AND WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
Call up the butler of this house,
Put on his golden ring.
Let him bring us up a glass of drink,
And better we will sing.
Love and joy come to you,
And to you your wassail too;
And God bless you and send you a Happy New Year,
And God send you a Happy New Year.

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
OK. Wayne, like this one's for money.

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
All right! I like that! Yeah!

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
Yeah, 'cause we all want some, OK?

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH AND WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
Now, we have got a little purse
Of stretching leather skin;
We want...

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
...a little of your money,...

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
I don't have any money for you, Wayne!

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
...to line it well within.

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
Go beg off someone else!

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH AND WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
Love and joy come to you,
And to you your wassail too;
And God bless you and send you a Happy New Year,
And God send you a Happy New Year.

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
I'm hungry, geez!

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
Bring us out a table
And spread it with a cloth;...

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
And bring us out a moldy cheese,
And some of that Christmas loaf!

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
Some of that Christmas loaf!

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
Oh, and also that-- that-- the-- that punch!

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
Yeah, 'cause I hope they weren't talking about fruit cake--

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
Or that... or that... good bread!--

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
--I don't like that. Oh, the punch?--

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
--Oh, good times!--

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
--You mean the one's with the sherbert in it?

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
Yes! Oh, yes!

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
Oh, yes!--

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
--So good! Oh, my goodness!--

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
--I love that medicine too!

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
Oh...

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
Where are we?
And-- And God bless...

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH AND WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
...you a happy new year!

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
That's right!

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
OK, I got it here!
God bless the master of this house,...

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
And likewise his mistress too...

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
And the little ones!

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH AND WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
...And all the little children
That around the table go.
Love and joy come to you,
And to you your wassail too;
And God bless you and send you a Happy New Year,
And God send you a Happy New Year.

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
That was very good, Wayne. Now that this is my song, I think I'll just carry on with the last verse--

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
Not!

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
--so that's a--

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
Good mister and good mistress,
While your sitting by the fire,...

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH AND WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
...Pray think of us poor children
Who are wandering in the mire.
Love and joy come to you,
And to you your wassail too;
And God bless you and send you a Happy New Year,
And God send you a Happy New Year.

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
You know, Wayne, even if I wanted you to sing with me, which I never did, I don't think that I'd want to sing with you anymore.

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
What the temper for?

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
I don't have a temper!

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
Yeah, you do!

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
Wayne, you got a Christmas problem!

WAYNE P. HOWLETT:
Sh...sh...sh! I'm just trying to sing a song with you!

TIMOTHY S. KLUGH:
You can't go blaming everybody for what you...