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Lyr Req: when the holly blooms

GUEST,steph 01 Apr 02 - 10:32 PM
GUEST,Mareike 02 Apr 02 - 05:27 AM
GUEST,Mareike 02 Apr 02 - 06:10 AM
IanC 02 Apr 02 - 06:14 AM
GUEST,999 17 Sep 12 - 03:50 PM
maeve 17 Sep 12 - 04:38 PM
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Subject: when the holly blooms
From: GUEST,steph
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 10:32 PM

Hi, I am looking for lyrics to this old song, "When The Holly Blooms". My friends grandmother was reminicing about it the other day and said they used to sing it at Christmas. Her grandma is 81 years old...I would love to find the lyrics for her...I will post more if she gives me some of the lyrics. any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Steph


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HOLLY AND THE IVY (neo-pagan version?
From: GUEST,Mareike
Date: 02 Apr 02 - 05:27 AM

Maybe you mean this song.

THE HOLLY AND THE IVY

CHORUS: Oh, the rising of the sun and the running of the deer
The days are short; the night is long, the turning of the year.

Oh, the Holly and the ivy when they are both full-grown,
In wintertime when all is dead they bear the living crown.

The Holly blooms in glory when the solstice day is near.
We burn the Yule log to make the newborn Sun appear.

Throughout the land she wanders with the new day-lit God,
And in the spring sweet love is made where'er Her foot has trod.

Praise the Queen of Air and Earth, of Fire and Water.
All poetry's our Lady's art, all music sings to her.

Now Blessed be the Earth at rest beneath our feet,
As we have hope of rest one day, our Lady for to greet.

Oh, the ivy is the maiden; the holly is her love.
As they entwine at Yuletide the Lady smiles above.

'Tis at Yule when the Mother gives birth to the coming Spring.
In the midst of winter cold, the newborn Sun, Holly King.

She is in all our loving, in all we love and fear.
How wondrous is the way in which our Lady doth appear.

All in the holy Circle, hand to hand we pass the blade
To invoke the Lady's power unsheathed by the Ivy Maid.

Out of Darkness shall come dawning; out of Winter shall come Spring.
Out of the toil of striving comes the peace our Lady brings.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 4-Apr-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: when the holly blooms
From: GUEST,Mareike
Date: 02 Apr 02 - 06:10 AM

OK, maybe it's a little bit difficult to read what I wrote... But I found it on

http://www.indigostorm.net/BookofChanges/1998/Dec/12_21_98.html

maybe you can read that better...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: when the holly blooms
From: IanC
Date: 02 Apr 02 - 06:14 AM

Marieke

I saw that myself, but rathe doubted if Steph's friend's 81 year old grandmother really remembered a recently-altered (not to say hacked-up) Christmas carol from her youth.

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: when the holly blooms
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 03:50 PM

The song title is mentioned in a newspaper dated Dec 23, 1899, so it predates that I'd think.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: when the holly blooms
From: maeve
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 04:38 PM

F. Scott Fitzgerald, writing in September of 1913, appears to quote the carol in a letter "...Remember, Litz, until we meet "when the Holly blooms" in three months... " http://www.ny.bloomsburyauctions.com/detail/NY004/187.0

We may need help from the 'Catters who have a wealth of older carols and other songs of the period.


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