There was a star in David's land,
In David's land appeared,
And in King Herod's chamber,
So bright it did shine there.
The wise men, they espied it,
And told the king on high,
A princely babe was born that night,
No king could ever destroy.
"If this be true," King Herod said,
"That you've been telling me,
This roasted cock that's in the dish,
Shall crow full fences three."
Well, the cock, soon feathered and thrustened well,
by the work of God's own hand,
Three times the roasted cock did crow,
In the dish where he did stand.