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Thread #116285   Message #2496152
Posted By: Anglogeezer
17-Nov-08 - 05:14 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Ditching Carol / Ditchling Carol
Subject: Tune Add: DITCHLING CAROL (Spencer, Parsons)
Here's the ABC:
regards
Jake
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X:1
T:Ditchling Carol
C:Music by Peter Parsons (d:1901)
C:Words by William R Spencer (1769-1834)
M:4/4
L:1/8
W:
W:
W:Be merry all, be merry all
W:With holly deck the festive hall
W:Prepare the song, the feast, the hall
W:To welcome merry Christmas
W:
W:Chorus
W:And all remember gentles gay
W:For you who bask in fortune's ray
W:The year is all a holiday
W:The poor have only Christmas
W:
W:You who in velvet mantle go
W:Defy December tempest's roar
W:Oh! spare one garment from your store
W:To clothe the poor at Christmas
W:
W:You who the costly banquet deal
W:To friends who never famine feel
W:Oh, spare one morsel from your meal
W:To feed the poor at Christmas
W:
W:With blazing logs of fuel the while
W:Your homes are within summer's smile
W:Oh, spare one log from off your pile
W:To warm the poor at Christmas
W:
W:So shall each note of mirth appear
W:More sweet to Heaven than praise or prayer
W:And angels in their carols there
W:Shall bless the poor at Christmas
K:D
"A"A2|"D"d2d2d2A2|"F#m"f2e2"D"f2d2|"D"d2d2d2d2|"A"c2d2e3A|
w:Be me-rry all, be me-rry all With ho-lly deck the fest-ive hall, Pre\-
"D"A2d2d2d2|"D"d2e2f2d2|"Em"e2e2"A"c2c2|"D"d3d3"Chorus"Ad|
w:\-pare the song, the feast, the hall To wel-come me-rry Christ-mas And_
"D"d2d2d2c2|"Bm"B2A2B2B2|"Bm"B2B2"A"A2B2|"A"c2e2c3B|
w:all re-mem-ber gen-tles gay For you who bask in for-tune's ray The
"Bm"B2A2B2c2|"D"d2f2f2d2|"D"d2d2"A"e2c2|"Bm"B3B3|]
w: year is all a hol-i-day The poor have on-ly Christ-mas