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Welcome, 2017


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 reign of fair maid, with gold upon her chin,
open you the east door, and let the New Year in.
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My favourite New Year song! Britten managed a perfect melody to match the enigmatic depth of the lyrics.