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Deck The Hall


Melody:"Nos Galan" anon./trad. 16th C.
as recorder quartet for DDTT and SSDA/ATTB
Lyrics:John Ceiriog Hughes (1832-1887) / 19th C. non-translation
Origin:Welsh / American



Deck the hall 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,
Fill the mead cup, drain the barrel,*
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la,
Troll the ancient yule-tide carol,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.

See the flowing bowl before us, ...
Strike the harp and join the chorus, ...
Follow me in merry measure, ...
While I sing of beauty's treasure, ...

Fast away the old year passes, ...
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses, ...
Laughing, quaffing, all together, ...
Heedless of the wind and weather, ...


* alt.: Don we now our gay apparel

Sol-Fa (4/4 in 8th notes, range T,-D'):
| 3S 1F 2M 2R | 2D 2R 2M 2D |
| 1R 1M 1F 1R 3M 1R | 2D 2T,4D |
| 3S 1F 2M 2R | 2D 2R 2M 2D |
| 1R 1M 1F 1R 3M 1R | 2D 2T,4D |
| 3R 1M 2F 2R | 3M 1F 2S 2R |
| 1M 1F 2S 1L 1T 2D'| 2T 2L 4S |
| 3S 1F 2M 2R | 2D 2R 2M 2D |
| 1R 1L 1F 1R 3S 1F | 2M 2R 4D |
or:
Sol-Fa (4/4 in 8th notes, range T,-T):
| 3S 1F 2M 2R | 2D 2R 2M 2D |
| 1R 1M 1F 1R 3M 1R | 2D 2T,4D |
| 3S 1F 2M 2R | 2D 2R 2M 2D |
| 1R 1M 1F 1R 3M 1R | 2D 2T,4D |
| 3R 1M 2F 2R | 3M 1F 2S 2R |
| 1M 1F 2S 1F 1S 2L | 2T 2L 4S |
| 3S 1F 2M 2R | 2D 2R 2M 2D |
| 1R 1L 1F 1R 3S 1F | 2M 2R 4D |
Tags: carol, rec4, us-american, welsh
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