24 December 2011

Sailor's Carol


Noel! Noel! Noel! Noel!
A Catholic tale I Have to tell!
And a Christian song I have to sing
While all the bells in Arundel ring.

I pray good beef and I pray good beer
This holy night of all the year,
But I pray detestable drink for them
That give no honour to Bethlehem.

May all good fellows that here agree
Drink Audit Ale in heaven with me,
And may all my enemies go to hell!
Noel! Noel! Noel! Noel!
May all my enemies go to hell!
Noel! Noel!!


--Hilaire Belloc


[For those who have a deficit in humor, I do not wish a single soul to go to hell. Now that that's cleared up, Merry Christmas!--Ed.]
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