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December 20, 2006

Fa La La La La


















Deck the halls 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.

Don we now our gay apparel,
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 blazing Yule before us,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Strike the harp and join the chorus.
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Follow me in merry measure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
While I tell of Yule tide treasure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Fast away the old year passes,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.


Sing we joyous, all together,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Heedless of the wind and weather,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Information on Deck The Halls is found at carols.org:

"The music to Deck the Halls is believed to be Welsh in origin and was reputed to have come from a tune called "Nos Galan" dating back to the sixteenth century. In the eighteenth century Mozart used the tune to Deck the Halls for a violin and piano duet J.P. McCaskey is sometimes credited with the lyrics of Deck the Halls but he only edited the Franklin Square Song Collection in which the lyrics were first published. The first publication date of Deck the Halls is 1881. The author is unknown but the words are said to originate in America."


At least I know the words to this one. We listen to guitar music or piano music so the holiday music in our house is without words but it is nice to have the background music.

3 comments:

happy and blue 2 said...

I like holiday music with words..

andrea said...

lol my husband and i keep singing happy holidays to you over and over and humming the rest because we don't know the words!

Thanks for stopping by my site and sharing what's in your ummm medicine shelf :)

Nice Site!

The TechnoBabe said...

Happy and blue 2, hope you are enjoying your holiday music and that things are going smoothly for you during the holiday rush.

Andrea, that is what I do too when I don't know the words, hum.