The Holly and the Ivy

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Instrumental Only?
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Description

SATB and organ. A terrific arrangement of the traditional English carol.  Also available for 2-part choir.

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Lyrics

The holly and the ivy, now both are full well grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wo,Od, the holly bears the crown.
Refrain: Oh, the rising of the sun and the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ, sweet singing in the choir.

The holly bears a blossom as white as lily flower,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to be our sweet saviour.
Refrain

The holly bears a berry as red as any blo,Od,

And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to do po,Or sinners go,Od.
Refrain

The holly bears a bark as bitter as any gall,

And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ for to redeem us all.
Refrain