Here we bring new water from the well so clear For to worship God with, this happy New Year Sing levy dew, sing levy dew, the water and the wine; The seven bright gold wires and the bugles that do shine. Sing reign of Fair Maid, with gold upon her toe, Open you the West Door, and turn the Old Year go. Sing levy dew, sing levy dew, etc. Sing reign of Fair Maid, with gold upon her chin, Open you the East Door, and let the New Year in. Sing levy dew, sing levy dew, etc.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author, from Tom Tiddler's Ground, ed. Walter de la Mare [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by (Edward) Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976), "A New Year carol", op. 7 no. 5, published 1935 [children's chorus and piano], from Friday Afternoons, no. 5. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Tom White
This text was added to the website: 2007-10-01
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