Wolcum Yole!

A Ceremony of Carols
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)


Wolcum, Wolcum,
Wolcum be thou hevene king,
Wolcum Yole!
Wolcum, born in one morning,
Wolcum for whom we shall sing!

Wolcum be ye Stevene and Jon,
Wolcum, Innocentes every one,
Wolcum, Thomas marter one,
Wolcum be ye good Newe Yere,
Wolcum, Twelfthe Day both in fere
Wolcum, seintes lefe and dere.
Wolcum Yole,
Candelmesse, Quene of bliss,
Wolcum bothe to more and lesse.
Wolcum, Wolcum,
Wolcum be ye that are here,
Wolcum Yole,
Wolcum all and make good cheer.
Wolcum alle another yere,
Wolcum Yole.

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