Arrangement of this traditional English (or Saxon) Christmas song in which the melody undergoes a few variations and
the guitar and cor anglais take turns playing the melody and various countermelodies.
The most familiar words of the original song (partly in English and partly in Latin) begin:
The boar’s head in hand bring I,
Bedeck’d with bays and rosemary.
And I pray you, my masters, be merry
Quot estis in convivio