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December 23, 2017



The Wren Song

The Wren, the Wren, the King of all Birds
Saint Stephen’s Day was caught in the furze
Although he was little his honor was great
Jump up me lads and give him a treat

Rolley, Rolley, where’s your nest?
It’s in the bush that I love best
In the tree, the holly tree
Where all the boys do follow me

We followed the Wren three miles or more
Three miles or more, three miles or more
Through hedges and ditches and piles of snow
At six o’ clock in the morning

Hunting the Wren on the day after Christmas is a Celtic custom believed to descend from ancient Solstice rituals

Custer LaRue sings The Wren Song with the Baltimore Consort

Winter Wren singing its own song

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