The Holly and the Ivy Lyrics - Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox A Christmas Cornucopia cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Lalo Schifrin, . Traditional
release date: 2010-11-15
genres: Pop
styles: Vocal
length: 3:37
producer: Mike Stevens and Annie Lennox
vocal: Annie Lennox
mixer: Mike Stevens
engineer: Mike Stevens
arranger: Annie Lennox
additional mixer: Marcus Byrne and Mark Stevens
The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown

[Chorus]
O, the rising of the sun,
And the running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir.

The holly bears a blossom,
As white as lily flow'r,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
To be our dear Savior

[Chorus]

The holly bears a berry,
As red as any blood,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
To do poor sinners good

[Chorus]

The holly bears a prickle,
As sharp as any thorn,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
On Christmas Day in the morn

[Chorus]

The holly bears a bark,
As bitter as the gall,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
For to redeem us all

[Chorus]

The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown

[Chorus]



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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Angels From the Realms of Glory
  • 2 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • 3 See Amid the Winter’s Snow
  • 4 Il est né le divin enfant
  • 5 The First Noël
  • 6 Lullay Lullay (The Coventry Carol)
  • 7 The Holly and the Ivy
  • 8 In the Bleak Midwinter
  • 9 As Joseph Was a Walking (The Cherry Tree Carol)
  • 10 O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • 11 Silent Night
  • 12 Universal Child