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Holly & The Ivy

 





Traditional - adapted & arranged Noel Paul Stookey
©2018 Neworld Publishing ASCAP
 

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
The holly bears a blossom
As white as lily flower
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
To be our sweet Saviour

CHORUS:
O the rising of the sun
And the running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ
Sweet singing of the choir

The holly bears a prickle
As sharp as any thorn;
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
On Christmas Day in the morn.
The holly bears a berry
Red as any blood might be
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
For to die on Calvary

CHORUS

The holly bears a bark
As bitter as any gall;
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
For to redeem us all.
The holly and the ivy
Now both are full well grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown.

CHORUS




 
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