Christmas Songs, Carols & Music Lyrics

 

Deck The Halls

(16th Century, first published 1881)
 
This carol dates back to 16th Century Wales.  Singers likely did a 'ring dance' (the original meaning of 'carol') while singing this song.  Even Mozart 'borrowed' part of the tune for a piano & violin duet.  The lyrics likely originated in the 1800's in the U.S.
Lyrics (below):  Author Unknown (likely American) Music:  16th Century Welsh
 


Deck The Halls

(16th Century, first published 1881 )
Lyrics:  Author Unknown (likely American)
Music:  16th Century Welsh

Deck The Halls

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 carol
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!

 
 
 


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