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Now The Holly / Sans Day Carol


Melody:anon./trad.
as recorder quartet for DDTT and SSDA/ATTB
Lyrics:anon./trad.
Origin:English (Cornish)



Now the holly bears a berry as white as the milk;
And Mary bore Jesus, who was wrapped up in silk.
And Mary bore Jesus Christ, our Saviour for to be;
And the first tree in the greenwood, it was the holly!
Holly! Holly!
And the first tree in the greenwood, it was the holly!


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

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

Now the holly bears a berry, as blood is it red;
Then trust we our Saviour, who rose from the dead.
And Mary ...

Sol-Fa (3/4 in 8th.16th notes, range T,-D'):
1D.1M | 2S 2S 1S.1F | 2M 2D 2M | 2F 2R 2T,| 4D
1D 1M | 2S 2S 1S 1F | 2M 2D 1M=1M | 2F 2R 2T,| 4D
1D 1M | 2S 2S 1L 1T | 1D'1D'2S 2S | 2S 2S 1L 1T | 4D'
1D 1M | 2S 2S 1S 1F | 2M 2D 2M | 2F 2R 2T,| 4D
2D | 4R 2R | 4M
1D 1M | 2S 2S 1S 1F | 2M 2D 2M | 2F 2R 2T,| 4D
Tags: carol, english, rec4
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