An Apple Tree Wassail...

"Sir Thomas Acland related to Mr. Brand, in 1790, that in his neighbourhood on Christmas Eve it was customary for the country people to sing a wassail or drinking song, and drink the toast from the wassail-bowl to the apple trees in order to have a fruitful year." -A Book of the West

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This song can be found in "A Book of the West. Volume I Devon, Being an introduction to Devon and Cornwall" by S. Baring-Gould.