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HERE WE COME A-WASSAILING
Chorus by Hilda Marshall
Traditional Carol

Here we come a wassailing
Among the leaves so green
Here we come a-wandering
So fair to be seen

Chorus:
Love and joy come to you
Peace and hope and friendship too
And we bless you and wish you a happy new year
And we wish you a happy new year!

We are not daily beggars who
Beg from door to door
But we are neighbors’ children
Whom you have seen before

We have got a little purse
Of stretching leather skin
We want a little money
To line it well within

Call up the butler of this house
Put on his golden ring
Let him bring us a glass of beer
And better we shall sing

Bring us out a table
and spread it with a cloth
Bring us out a moldy cheese
And some of your Yuletide loaf

God bless the master of the house
The mistress bless also
And all the little children
Around the table go

Good master and good mistress
While you sit by the fire
Pray think of us poor children
A-wand’ring in the mire

DECK THE HALLS
Traditional

Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa la la la la la la la la
Tis the season to be jolly
Fa la la la la la la la la
Don we now our gay apparel
Fa la la la la la la la la
Troll the ancient Yuletide carols
Fa la la la la la la la la

See the blazing Yule before us
Fa la la la la la la la la
Strike the harp and join the chorus
Fa la la la la la la la la
Follow me in merry measure
Fa la la la la la la la la
While I tell of Yuletide treasure
Fa la la la la la la la la

Fast away the old year passes
Fa la la la la la la la la
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses
Fa la la la la la la la la
Sing we joyous all together
Fa la la la la la la la la
Heedless of the wind and weather
Fa la la la la la la la la

DONA NOBIS PACEM
(Grant Us Peace)
Dona nobis pacem, pacem
Dona nobis pacem

GLORIA
Ellen Reed

Snow lies deep upon the Earth
Still our voices warmly sing
Heralding the glorious birth
Of the Child, the Winter King

Chorus:
Glo — ria!
In excelsis Deo!
Glo — ria!
In excelsis Dea!

Our triumphant voices claim
Joy and hope and love renewed
And our Lady’s glad refrain
Answer Winter’s solitude

Chorus

In Her arms a holy Child
Promises a glowing Light
Through the winter wind so wild
He proclaims the growing Light.

Chorus

Now the turning of the year
Of the greater Turning sings
Passing age of cold and fear
Soon our golden summer brings.

Chorus

JINGLE BELLS
Written by John Pierpont

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob-tails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight!

Chorus:
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh!

A day or two ago
I thought I’d take a ride
Soon Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated at my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seem’d his lot
He got into a drifed bank
And we, we got upsot!

Now the ground is white
Go it while you’re young
Take the girls tonight
And sing this sleighing song
Just get a bob-tailed bay
Two-forty for his speed
Then hitch him to an open sleigh
And crack! You’ll take the lead

O TANNEBAUM I
Traditional

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
Thy leaves are so unchanging
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
Thy leaves are so unchanging
Not only green when summer’s here
But also when ’tis cold and drear
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
Thy leaves are so unchanging

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
You fill all hearts with gaiety
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
You fill all hearts with gaiety
On Solstice Day you stand so tall
Affording joy to one and all
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
You fill all hearts with gaiety

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
You stand in verdant beauty
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
You stand in verdant beauty
Your boughs are green in summer’s glow
And do not fade in winter’s snow
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
You stand in verdant beauty

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
Much pleasure doth thou bring me
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
Much pleasure doth thou bring me
For ev’ry year thou lovely tree
Brings to us all both joy and glee
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
Much pleasure doth thou bring me

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
Thy candles shine out brightly
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
Thy candles shine out brightly
Each bough doth hold its tiny light
That makes each day to sparkle bright
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
Thy candles shine out brightly

SLEIGH RIDE
Written by Leroy Anderson

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling
Ring-ting-tingling too
Come on, it’s lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you.

Outside the snow is falling
And friends are calling “Yoo-hoo!”
Come on, it’s lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you.

Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up, let’s go
Let’s look at the show
We’re riding in a wonderland of snow
Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up, it’s grand
Just holding your hand
We’re riding along with a song
Of a wintry fairyland!

Our cheeks are nice and rosy
And comfy cozy are we
We’re snuggled up together
Like two birds of a feather would be

Let’s take that road before us
And sing a chorus or two
Come on, it’s lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you

There’s a birthday party at the home of Farmer Gray
It’ll be the perfect ending of a perfect day
We’ll be singing the songs we love to sing
Without a single stop
By the fireside where we watch the chestnuts pop
(Pop pop pop!)

There’s a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy
When we pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie
It’ll nearly be like a picture print by Currier & Ives
These wonderful things are the things
We remember all through our lives

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling
Ring-ting-tingling too
Come on, it’s lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you.

Outside the snow is falling
And friends are calling “Yoo-hoo!”
Come on, it’s lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you.

Posted June 7, 2015 by Tigira

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