7 songs for the season – part VII

In Parise of Christmas – Loreena McKennitt

All hail to the days that merit more praise
Than all the rest of the year
And welcome the nights that double delights
As well for the poor as the peer!
Good fortune attend each merry man’s friend
That doth but the best that he may
Forgetting old wrongs with carols and songs
To drive the cold winter away.

Tis ill for a mind to anger inclined
To think of small injuries now
If wrath be to seek, do not lend her your cheek
Nor let her inhabit thy brow
Cross out of thy books malevolent looks
Both beauty and youth’s decay
And wholly consort with mirth and sport
To drive the cold winter away.

This time of the year is spent in good cheer
And neighbours together do meet
To sit by the fire, with friendly desire
Each other in love to greet
Old grudges forgot are put in the pot
All sorrows aside they lay
The old and the young doth carol this song
To drive the cold winter away.

When Christmas’ tide comes in like a bride
With holly and ivy clad
Twelve days in the year much mirth and good cheer
In every household is had
The country guise is then to devise
Some gambols of Christmas play
Whereat the young men do the best that they can
To drive the cold winter away.

(Words and music traditional)

Anúncios

2 thoughts on “7 songs for the season – part VII

  1. Rita que tenhas umas Festas Felizes com a tua familia!
    E que 2009 te traga tudo de bom! assim como muito tempo para continuares a fazer coisas tão bonitas
    Beijinhos para ti e para os teus filhos!
    da teresa freitas

    Gostar

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