The holly and the ivy When they are both full grown Godtube.com also provides videos with The Holly and the Ivy lyrics, singles, album information and reviews. It is a straight four-part singing without solos. " Of all the Trees that grow in the wood, there's no good points between them Oh, the Ivy has a poison that makes you itch like hell. No Wassail tours this year, health issues catching up with some of the Wassailers, Still loitering….still waiting my call for the Corvid vaccine. You can find them on my ‘Christmas album’: We will be morris dancing to this tune on Boxing day…using the dance steps to the traditional dance ‘Highland Mary’. white as the lily flower, A fun sing! Find the lyrics of this beloved carol and video performances below! Cause for celebration with a G&T perhaps. A well-know tune that's lovely practice to play - enjoy the lette notes below, whatever your intrument :) F F - F F ^D ^C - A - F The holly and the ivy ~ http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=42010. Love this version even more. Traditions may come and go, but for all, the holly and the ivy signal that Christmas is coming, and with it, goodwill and enduring hope. Another year on, and I’ve remixed my Holly & Ivy (and Boar’s Head) to make the harmonies blend better. and Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ This version is identical to one recorded by ‘The Spinners’ for a Christmas LP many moons ago. Just listened to your version Phil – you sound great on Holly and the Ivy! Traditional carol " The Holly And The Ivy" with non-traditional rhythm setting in 6/8. There’s also plenty of detail about the carol, with the suggestion of a broadside print as early as 1710 here with some linked songs as a bonus. I would far rather have this song, which always attracted me because of the Winter nature references, than all the droning congregational religious hymns, which I find ‘samey’ and turgid! I love this song, always have, even the “run-of-the-mill Holly-Ivy song!” We used to sing that and later this version at school, but they are the only 2 tunes I know for it. All rights reserved. as bitter as any gall, Design by Ben Bowdler | And go, Phil, go with yer macaronic! "The Holly and the Ivy" is a traditional British folk Christmas carol, listed as number 514 in the Roud Folk Song Index. This is a much better one and great fun to sing. The song is cataloged as Roud Folk Song Index No. Wassail Song First Pub lication. Will try to drop the “—-” theme to deter Jane from wandering onto a new track or should that be tack? December 14, 2010 at 8:02 am Traditions may come and go, but for all, the holly and the ivy signal that Christmas is coming, and with it, goodwill and enduring hope. by Proper Music Distribution | [Refrain], 6 The holly and the ivy, The holly and the ivy, When they are both full grown; Of all the trees that are in the wood The holly bears the crown. A sad old duffer still awake at midnight……..now how will I get to sleep with this lusty old chorus ringing in my ears. I neither particularly loved nor remotely disliked the more usual version — until I heard Heather Dale’s rather jazz-like version. […]. A nice version, I rather like the feel of this music (Though it’s nagging me that I’ve heard this same tune with something else, most likely a hymn. The author and composer of the Holly and the Ivy are unknown. I’ve found a YouTube link to Heather Dale’s jazzier version of ‘Holly, Ivy & Yew’ as mentioned above by Leonora Rose. You'd know if you have seen them. There are several different things happening here at once, involving both ancient pagan symbols and Roman festivities being consumed by Christmas. SHARE. According to the Roud Folk Song Index, the "Sans Day Carol" and "The Holly and the Ivy" are variants of the same song… May this prayer help you remember to keep the faith in the work environment. The Virgin Unspotted No.1182. on Christmas day in the morn. The singing is great but the Bass has the tune and the other parts are too prominent especially the tenor, so the tune gets swamped. Title Composer Rondeau, Michel: I-Catalogue Number I-Cat. Tom Bolyn » 2. This beautiful traditional hymn celebrates the Christian meaning of Christmas in the birth of Jesus Christ. (What a lovely name! A Prayer of Encouragement for Your Work - Your Daily Prayer - January 16. Filling 2011 with ballads and folk songs. And I’m changing my gravatar one more time, given aspersions about the size of the Ramsden hut! 1913 – London: Novello & Co., Ltd. Could I find a version on youtube, I’d be tempted to link. This is not to detract from anything. The rising of the sun By ancient tradition, holly was considered a masculine symbol while ivy was feminine; and in the lyrics of the carol each characteristic of the holly is symbolic of Jesus. 514.) music sheet library home | new additions | instrumentations | publishers | best sellers | classroom | books | gift ideas | advanced search The Holly and the Ivy, Solstice Edition. 2 The holly bears a blossom, This beautiful traditional hymn celebrates the Christian meaning of Christmas in the birth of Jesus Christ. Who are all the masses of people singing? Does anyone know what this tune is called? This site is a proud member of the Salem Web Network, a subsidiary of Salem Media Group. Oh, the Ivy and the Holly. Translation of 'Holly and the Ivy' by Pagan Songs and Chants (Pagan Folk, Wiccan Songs) from English to German Deutsch English Español Français Hungarian Italiano Nederlands Polski Português (Brasil) Română Svenska Türkçe Ελληνικά Български Русский Српски العربية فارسی 日本語 한국어 Far superior to that learned in school many, many years ago! Bill & Gloria Gaither - I Wouldn't Take No... 'Til the Storm Passes By' The Statler Brot... Chris Tomlin - All The World Awaits (Hosan... California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The image of the deer at dawn is beautiful and very memorable – I like to think of it as a frosty morning, with a little low-lying mist swirling around. Steeleye Span used this tune in their version back in 1972. In the manner of the ancient carol, the burden is sung at the beginning of the song and after each verse. We are exceptional in God’s Own County! I rather like this one, but the tune here was a bit of a surprise and the chorus adds to the pleasure of discovering it. An amusing story concerning the rivalry of the sexes, as represented by the holly and ivy, is of an English knight who invited his tenants and their wives to dine with him at Christmas. The symbolism of the holly and the ivy has been preserved by an English folk song, written about 300 years ago (see Clancy, Best-Loved Christmas Carols). The words to this old English carol date to at least the early 19th century, possibly the early 18th, and the concept it’s based on, using holly as a symbol of Jesus Christ, goes back to medieval times (the ivy, though given short shrift in the lyrics, represents Mary). The melody to “The Holly and the Ivy”, which is apparently French in origin, was revamped by folk music collector Cecil J. And my hands and body were often sore. Refrain: (Even if you aren’t, I bet you’ll recognize the tune.) of all the trees that are in the wood and Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ I do like this tune – smashing chorus and a good one to belt out. […] the ‘pagan’ reading of the Holly and the Ivy, I can’t do better than quote AFSAD: There are several different things happening here at once, involving both ancient pagan symbols […]. the playing of the merry organ, The lyrics of "Now the holly bears a berry", the text most associated with the Sans Day Carol, are similar to those of "The Holly and the Ivy" and it is no. Have long suspecTed that you would change tack and be assured that you will be well protecTed from any other references to the “v” word. Video #1: Here is a video of me performing the Christmas song "The Holly and the Ivy." I know it's not so for everyone. Holly and ivy are two evergreen plants symbolic to ancient winter ritual. A Folk Song A Day However, despite Saturnalia, I am not tempted to go into any more di-vest-ing, of nighties or otherwise! The holly bears a blossom As white as the lily flower, And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ To be a sweet Saviour. I hope!! about 1710. [Refrain], 3 The holly bears a berry, Holly with its red berries was also associated with Saturn and more importantly the feast of Saturnalia that Christmas eventually usurped across the Roman Empire. The symbolism of the holly and the ivy has been preserved by an English folk song, written about 300 years ago (see “Best-Loved Christmas Carols”). The Holly and the Ivy. A Country Christmas, he sang it and Christmas Now Is Drawing Near At Hand as the 18 December 2011 entry of his project A Folk Song a Week. You can buy the December digital album now from all good download stores. The Holly and the Ivy (Roud Folk Song Index No. Which has pretty much soared to the top of my Christmas favourites. LIKE 4. Ah Jane, have wanTed and hoped you would be diverTed away from the “—-” theme and it looks like you might have separaTed from it now. They love to reuse the good ones.). The Holly and the Ivy Alt ernative. as red as any blood, The words of the carol occur in three broadsides published in Birmingham in the early nineteenth century. You can read more here, which oddly seems to start off from a gardening perspective before getting into the story. and the running of the deer, Still it was good and so very different from the tune I associate with this carol. Traditional. the holly bears the crown. My music sounded forced. JohnB. 514. Be sure to follow the crosslinks at the top of the thread to related discussions. I agree that the version I know is very similar but does vary a little from this. Pagan rules! Jon says, “Not a great favourite of mine but it has to be done.” Oh! http://www.freefoto.com/preview/41-08-58?ffid=41-08-58, I think this is a great version of this carol to sing, super rendition here. Come, All you True Good Christians No.1179. January 3, 2011 by aliothsan. I struggled with excess tension. Holly with its red berries was also associated with Saturn and more importantly the feast of Saturnalia that Christmas eventually usurped across the Roman Empire. Even so, Holly and ivy wreaths (and mistletoe) remained part of the decorative fabric of Christmas, and still do, despite resistance from the church. […] The Holly & The Ivy « A Folk Song A Day Holly and ivy are two evergreen plants symbolic to ancient winter ritual. For the sixth day of Christmas we give you our Staff Singers singing June Nixon's setting of The holly and the ivy. PS That should read ‘more well-known TUNE’ in the entry above! Traditionnel Alto Saxophone or Clarinet (Eb), piano or organ 1 PDF / 2 MP3 Play-along / Easy Adaptator : Dewagtere, Bernard. I got frustrated, and couldn’t see the way forward. This adds a further strand with the association of the prickly holly with the masculine and the softer ivy with the feminine. The Holly & The Ivy « A Folk Song A Day Holly and ivy are two evergreen plants symbolic to ancient winter ritual. Like most true folk songs, its … Lovely harmonies on this rendition. and Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ, [Refrain], 5 The holly bears a bark, The club will fold in early July as the current venue is changing, but it is hope to keep the Wassail going as long as possible, and to its 30th anniversary. Description by Rovi Staff The Holly and the Ivy has been dated in a number of sources to the eighteenth century -- supposedly adapted from an English broadside melody from ca. You'd know if you have seen them. Traditions may come and go, but, for all, the holly and the ivy signal that Christmas is coming, and with it goodwill and enduring hope. Well sung! for to redeem us all. If you boil it up In stews it will make you sick as well Oh, the Ivy and the Holly. 514. around 1711]: Husk's 1864 Songs of the Nativity also includes the carol, stating: This carol appears to have nearly escaped the notice of collectors, as it has been reprinted by one alone, who states his copy to have been taken from "an old broadside, printed a century and a half since," i.e. Feeds: Posts Comments « 1. Arr: Graham Pratt 1. Find the lyrics of this beloved carol and video performances below! The holly bears the crown. and Comments (RSS). The Handsome Cabin Boy. Joe Offer says: The Holly and the Ivy (Roud Folk Song Index No. The holly and the ivy When they are both full grown [Refrain], 4 The holly bears a prickle, We clearly can’t put one past you Shelley(!!!! The song then uses the holly motif to make allusions through the verses to the purity, blood and crown of thorns of Christ. The Holly and the Ivy have always been taken indoors during the winter the hope being that the occupants would survive difficult conditions just like the hardy Holly and the Ivy. Other … folk song, holiday; Lyrics. My favourite tune for this carol although the version we sing has more notes (if that makes sense). You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. ), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jqr88lYiig. The colours of the Holly and Ivy, green and red are traditionally associated with Christmas. The holly bears a blossom As white as lily flower And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ To be our sweet Savior Refrain. and Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ When they are both full grown Holly and the Ivy, Dungworth After Andy Turner recorded The Holly and the Ivy with Magpie Lane in 1995 for their album Wassail! keeping them in food and drink! His version was collected from a woman in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. @PHIL…….just listened to your H&I and Boars Head………excellent……… It’s the inevitable battle of the sexes and refers back to much older songs. Despite a lot of practice and schooling, I still couldn’t get my music to flow well. This is sometimes called the Sans Day Carol, because it was collected from … You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. as sharp as any thorn, 35 in the Oxford Book of Carols. The Holly & The Ivy (French) by Sheffield Folk Chorale, released 02 December 2020 THE HOLLY AND THE IVY Old French Carol Tune. It’s our winter look. Very witty of you I must add. Stream The Holly and the Ivy - Best Christmas Songs by Irish Christmas Folk Music from desktop or your mobile device O the rising of the sun, And the running of the deer, The playing of the merry organ, Sweet singing in the choir. Incidentally this is the 29th year of the Wassail. (Such shamefulness is all Adem and Eve’s fault, of course!) The Holly Bears a Berry. Glad your toilet has at last been fixed. This has been a hard year on the soul of all of us, and yet I feel fortunate to say so bringing of life, growth and reflection (for me). As I Sat on a Sunny Bank No.1181. Two verses are in Spanish and two in English. Well Peter – this isn’t a case of “great minds think alike” cos adem and eve never entered my head. "The Holly and the Ivy" is a traditional British folk Christmas carol which dates back to the early 1800's. But Jon isn’t singing the melody, he’s singing a harmony! Wilmott, the chorus were introduced back on Hark Hark and are the same throughout. of all the trees that are in the wood when they are both full grown, 514.) The Holly and the Ivy Roud Folk Song Index No. Refrain O the rising of the sun And the running of the deer The playing of the merry organ Sweet singing of the choir. As such, the song would look like this: The holly and the ivy, Now both are full well grown. Come, All you Worthy Gentleman No.1180. Incidently, you can sing the better-known tune along with this and it works! The song can be traced only as far as the early nineteenth century, but the lyrics reflect an association between hollyand Christmasdating at least as far as medievaltimes. I really should go to bed now, we do it about twice the speed though, so sleeping could be a bit tough tonight. O Come With Us" is an English carol with bright tempo and contrapuntal lines. Hahahahaha! to do poor sinners good. Sons of Levi No.1183. sweet singing in the choir. Of all the Just touching base to say that I’m still lurking out here…..sad that the old boys and gals not enjoying the slapstick and repartee of past AFSAD comments circus……and Daina’s family face their first Christmas without her. when they are both full grown, One of my favourites – but I just have to mention Sid Kipper’s version ‘The Ivy and the Holly’! [Refrain], Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #645. In complete contrast to muzza (because of the 9 hour time difference here on Okinawa) I’ve just got up and can’t think of a better start to the day than to have this marvellous chorus ringing in my ears as I get ready for work. Holly and the Ivy with Lyrics Christmas Carol & Song - YouTube Although, sometimes, when I pass a road sign warning me of deer thereabouts (you know, a galloping deer inside a red triangle) I think of “the running of the deer” and have that tune running around the back of my head for the next hour or so. 1 The holly and the ivy Io, Saturnalia! Finally Wiki also covers it. Let it be noTed that I tend to diversify where pertinent to the song, folk in general, or a smattering of relaTed social history for ‘edukashunal’ edification! Still in better fettle than my gaff… tho’ I have a new toilet… hahahahaha! I know at least two melodies for this song, but I hadn’t heard the melody Jon uses – Jon’s is a very interesting version, not just your run-of-the-mill Holly-Ivy song. I started as a folk guitarist, then fell in love with classical guitar in my 20’s. I have not been giving your 52 Songs the attention it deserves, what with being behind on AFSAD due to catly matters et al. Dear Ones, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and bringing of lights and solstice and greenery. I enjoyed Jon’s version of ‘The Holly and the Ivy’. Added the 13-10-2017. ), well noted however. Sharp in his collection of songs, hymns and carols published in 1911. Hope you’re still listening here, Leonora! "The Holly and the Ivy" is a traditional British folk Christmas carol. The holly and the ivy, When they are both full grown, Of all the trees that are in the wood The holly bears the crown. Not to detract from the H & the I, but I think the BHC came out particularly well. It is still retained on the broadsides printed at Birmingham. to be our sweet Saviour. All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name (Diadem), http://www.afolksongaday.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/10-12-14-The-Holly-The-Ivy.mp3, http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=42010, O and A and A and O | Fifty-Two Folk Songs, While Shepherds Watch (Sweet Chiming Bells). The JaJoDi spelling bug strikes agin! The words of the carol occur in three broadsides published in Birmingham in the early nineteenth century. Fantastic tune to this one… rendered beautifully by the chorus singers again! The words of the carol were included in Sylvester's 1861 collection A Garland of Christmas Carols where it is claimed to originate from "an old broadside, printed a century and a half since" [i.e. on Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 12:00 am Knew there was a reason I loved this song so much, which is still being sung to the more well-known to my Yorkshire ears! Holly with its red berries was also associated with Saturn and more importantly the feast of Saturnalia that Christmas eventually usurped across the Roman Empire. 3. "The Holly and the Ivy" is a traditional British folk Christmas carol. The symbolism of the holly and the ivy has been preserved by an English folk song, written about 300 years ago (see “Best-Loved Christmas Carols”). The tune was a surprise and there was I ready to sing along with it! The words to this always puzzled me as a child, and I hated the tune. 1 The holly and the ivy Originally some of these pagan carols were sung as a dance between the young men and the maidens-the men representing the holly and the maidens the ivy. A bit over five hours later, I must commiserate with Muzza. The Holly and the Ivy lyrics free online! This entry was posted A year on, I’ve just uploaded my own versions of this song and the Boar’s Head Carol to 52 Folk Songs: The harmonies are partly borrowed from Jon and partly worked out myself. I know at least two melodies for this song, but I hadn’t heard the melody Jon uses – Jon’s is a very interesting version, not just your run-of-the-mill Holly-Ivy song. "The Holly and the Ivy" is a traditional British folk Christmas carol. Item Number: S0.179899 “The Holly and the Ivy” is an English traditional Christmas carol whose text features imagery from both pagan and Christian beliefs. An early mention of the carol's title occurs in William Hone's 1823 work Ancient Mysteries Described, which includes "The holly and the ivy, now are both well grown" among an alphabetical list of "Christmas Carols, now annually printed" that were in the author's possession. oh what a night you must have had……. Privacy Policy   Terms of Use   California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information   California - CCPA Notice. Yorkshire white working class were always big on ‘edification’ in t’olden days…. The Bishop’s Stortford Folk Club (Stortfolk) Wassailers, of which I am one, sing ‘The Holly and the Ivy’ to this tune. Copyright © 2021, GodTube.com. you are very lucky to have four brothers to sing the excellent harmonies…. I love this tune (and the winter background!). "Fum Fum Fum" is a traditional Christmas folk song from Catalan with bright tempo and traditional harmonies. and is filed under News. I must rectify that! 1710; however, it's reliance on imagery related to holly and ivy -- both powerful symbols in the middle ages -- suggest that at least the text is in fact much older. PLAYLIST VIDEO. The holly and the ivy. Dating back at least as far as the mid-nineteenth century, this carol is most commonly sung to an English folk melody published in 1911, but June Nixon instead sets this traditional text to the lesser-known French melody. The Holly and the Ivy No.1178. Traditionnel Soprano or tenor saxophone, piano or organ 1 PDF / 2 MP3 Play-along / Easy Adaptator : Dewagtere, Bernard. You may already be familiar with The Holly and the Ivy, a traditional English Christmas carol. Whether you're looking for an inspirational and encouraging song for your quiet time with God or an upbeat song to praise Jesus, Godtube.com offers the largest online database of Christian music artists! Entries (RSS) As Simon points out in the notes, the words are all about the holly and the poor ivy hardly gets a mention! Although now residing in Leicestershire, I do try and get down for at least one tour, which was the case this year. The holly and the ivy, When they are both full grown Of all the trees that are in the wood The holly bears the crown. He commented in his blog: There is a good Mudcat discussion of the origins of this song here: None [force assignment] Librettist Traditional Language English Composer Time Period Comp. Lots of other Heather Dale songs on YouTube as well. No. The holly and the ivy, When they are both full grown, Of all trees that are in the wood, The holly bears the crown [Refrain:] O, the rising of the sun, And the running of the deer The playing of the merry organ, Sweet singing in the choir. It’s also curious, however, that apart from appearing in the title, none of ivy’s attributes are described in the same way as the holly. 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