The Holly and the Ivy Lyrics - Roger Whittaker

Roger Whittaker Tidings of Comfort and Joy cover art
Credits
publisher: ©HELENE BLUE MUSIQUE LTD , Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Evan Jolly
release date: 1990
length: 3:11
composer: [traditional]
lyricist: [traditional]
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 the lily flower
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
To be our sweet Saviour

The rising of the sun
And the running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ
Sweet singing in the choir
Sweet singing in the choir

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

The rising of the sun
And the running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ
Sweet singing in the choir
Sweet singing in 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 rising of the sun
And the running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ
Sweet singing in the choir
Sweet singing in the choir



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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Christmas Song
  • 2 Ding Dong Merrily on High
  • 3 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • 4 The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • 5 The First Noel
  • 6 The Holly and the Ivy
  • 7 White Christmas
  • 8 The Little Drummer Boy
  • 9 Angels From the Realms of Glory
  • 10 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen