Sans Day Carol

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Collections
Instrumental Only?
No
Description

SATB and organ. The traditional carol from Cornwall, here given a graceful and playful treatment. Not difficult and a breath of Christmas! Hanging of the Greens? You bet!

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Lyrics

1. Now the holly bears a berry as white as the milk,
And Mary bore Jesus, who was wrapped up in silk:

Chorus: And Mary bore Jesus Christ our Saviour for to be,
And the first tree in the greenwo,Od, it was the holly.
Holly! Holly!
And the first tree in the greenwo,Od, it was the holly!

2. Now the holly bears a berry as green as the grass,
And Mary bore Jesus, who died on the cross:

Chorus

3. Now the holly bears a berry as black as the coal,
And Mary bore Jesus, who died for us all:

Chorus

4. Now the holly bears a berry, as blo,Od is it red,
Then trust we our Saviour, who rose from the dead:

Chorus