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Richard Shephard The Holly and the Ivy

Categories
Anthems,
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Voicing
2-part, 2-part mixed
Original Publication
Carols for Choirs
Difficulty
Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

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

The holly and the ivy, now both are full well grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood, 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 blood,

And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to do poor sinners good. 
Refrain

The holly bears a bark as bitter as any gall, 

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

Contact

Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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