Deck the Hall With Holly

Representative Text

1 Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
fa la la la la, la la la.
'Tis the season to be jolly,
fa la la la la, la la la.
Don we now our gay apparel,
fa la la la la, la la la.
Troll the ancient Yuletide carol,
fa la la la la, la la la.

2 See the blazing Yule before us,
fa la la la la, la la la.
Strike the harp and join the chorus,
fa la la la la, la la la.
Follow me in merry measure,
fa la la la la, la la la.
While I tell of Yuletide treasure,
fa la la la la, la la la.

3 Fast away the old year passes,
fa la la la la, la la la.
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses,
fa la la la la, la la la.
Sing we joyous all together,
fa la la la la, la la la.
Heedless of the wind and weather,
fa la la la la, la la la.


Source: Singing the Living Tradition #235

Text Information

First Line: Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Title: Deck the Hall With Holly
Language: English

Tune

NOS GALAN

There are many texts for this tune, in both Welsh and English. In Welsh the theme is often more patriotic than seasonal (as in the words "Oer yw'r gwr sy'n methu caru"), but in English by far the commonest text is "Deck the Hall" (or "Halls").

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Singing the Living Tradition #235

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