Georgia Lewis - The Bee Wassail

from SONGHIVE (Online Edition) by Various Artists

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When dusty is the cider still
And the apple tree's in blossom
Workers fly to the house on the hill
To collect their sacs of pollen.

These tiny creatures toil away
In tree, in bush, in briar
They give us fruit & comb & grain
And drone in joyful choir.

We'll gather in the orchard grass
And feed the trees with song
We'll wassail with our bowls and bells
In all our buzzing throng.

When winter's cold leaves frozen mould
And we flock around our fires
We'll toast the bees and the apple trees
Full filled with heart's desires.

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from SONGHIVE (Online Edition), released March 29, 2020
Words by R. Piggott, Music by G. Lewis / F. Miller
Georgia Lewis (voice); Felix Miller (guitar); Rowan Piggott (fiddle)

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Rowan Piggott Sheffield, UK

Rowan is a fiddle-singer, writer and tunesmith who grew up in the foothills of the Burren on the west coast of Ireland, surrounded by traditional music. The author of two successful tunebooks, he has also written articles for The Living Tradition magazine and led fiddle workshops at festivals all over the country. In 2016, he won the Future of Young Folk Award at Bromyard Folk Festival. ... more

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