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The Health -- The Merry Wasel

Title     The Health
  The Merry Wasel
History     Chappell cites a song which certainly fits the title. Probably
  originally from a play, it has a number of specific personal
  references. The reference to Wickham may be a seafaring one, as that
  village is very near Portsmouth, a major port, particularly for
  military operations.
Time_Signature     C|
Words     Come, faith, since I'm parting
  W:And that God knows when
  walls of sweet Wickham I shall see again
  W:Let's e'en have a frolic,
  and drink like tall men
  W:Till heads with healths go round
  heads with healths go round
Key_Signature     G

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Contributed by Paul Sherwood Sun Mar 2 21:22:27 2008
Last edited Sun May 20 13:39:11 2012

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