Location: England
Year: 1653
Time of Occurrence: Christmas
Collective Name: [Not given]


Vindication of Christmas
1653, pp.7-8



Father Christmas

Let's dance and sing, and make good chear,
For Christmas comes but once a year :
Draw hogsheads dry, let flagons fly,
For now the bells shall ring ;
Whilst we endeavor to make good
The title 'gainst a King.


Verse of what is described as a "carol". Variations of the initial couplet are found in folk plays, although it is in any case a commonplace saying.

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1995-02-20 - Entered by Peter Millington
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