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Lyr Req: Bayberry Candles (Irish Christmas song?)

GUEST,TINA 13 Dec 01 - 02:23 PM
GUEST,maire-aine 26 Oct 07 - 02:23 PM
Shaneo 26 Oct 07 - 04:47 PM
Mrrzy 26 Oct 07 - 05:50 PM
GUEST,Jim Martin 26 Oct 07 - 10:06 PM
Jim Dixon 17 Dec 10 - 11:24 AM
Jim Dixon 17 Dec 10 - 11:26 AM
GUEST,T Bouton 22 Dec 17 - 01:03 AM
GUEST,Julia L 24 Dec 17 - 08:02 PM
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Subject: IRISH BALLAD? CHRISTMAS SONG-Bayberry Candles
From: GUEST,TINA
Date: 13 Dec 01 - 02:23 PM

I have been trying to find the lyrics to an old song from school. I thought it was called "Bayberry Candles". Part of the song goes,
    "As the wintr'y evening shadows fall
    and the firelight dances on the wall,
    I dream of an old Irish custom;
    burning bayberry candles for Christmas perfume."
I hope someone else has heard of this and can help me. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Req: Irish Ballad/Christmas Song -Bayberry Candles
From: GUEST,maire-aine
Date: 26 Oct 07 - 02:23 PM

Refresh. I've started looking for Christmas material, and found this in the search. How disapopinting that there was not reply. I absolutely love the fragrance of real bayberry candles.

Maryanne


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Subject: RE: Req: Irish Ballad/Christmas Song -Bayberry Candles
From: Shaneo
Date: 26 Oct 07 - 04:47 PM

This Bayberry candle comes from a friend.
So on New Years Eve burn it down to the end.
Because a Bayberry candle burned to its socket,
brings good luck, good health and wealth to your pocket.


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Subject: RE: Req: Irish Ballad/Christmas Song -Bayberry Candles
From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Oct 07 - 05:50 PM

The Irish Ballad, by Tom Lehrer I think, is a great Halloween song!


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Subject: RE: Req: Irish Ballad/Christmas Song -Bayberry Candles
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 26 Oct 07 - 10:06 PM

What are Bayberries?

Could it be Blueberries or Tayberries?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bayberry Candles (Irish Christmas song?)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 11:24 AM

Refreshed, since bayberries were being discussed in the BS section recently: Help: Bayberry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bayberry Candles (Irish Christmas song?)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 11:26 AM

Oops. I just realized that discussion wasn't recent after all. Oh, well, now it's refreshed, too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bayberry Candles (Irish Christmas song?)
From: GUEST,T Bouton
Date: 22 Dec 17 - 01:03 AM

We sang this song in my HS choir and the only line I remember is " when the bayberry candles make Christmas perfume" I want to find it too!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bayberry Candles (Irish Christmas song?)
From: GUEST,Julia L
Date: 24 Dec 17 - 08:02 PM

Bayberries are a shrub that grows wild along the New England shoreline and have berries which form a waxy coating in the fall. The colonists gathered them to make candles which have a distinctive fragrance, probably useful as an insect repellent.

I have never heard of them in an Irish context.

best- Julia


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