The boar’s head in hand bear I
Bedecked with bay and rosemary;
I pray you my masters be merry,
Quot estis in convivio [as many as are at the feast].
Caput apri defero [I bring in the boar’s head]
Reddens laudes Domino [Giving thanks to the lord]
Caput apri defero
Reddens laudes Domino
The boar’s head as I understand
Is the rarest dish in all the land,
Which thus bedecked with a gay garland,
Let us servire cantico [serve it with a song].
Our steward hath provided this
In honour of the King of bliss,
Which on this day to be served is
In Reginensis atrio [In Queen’s Hall].