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In Praise of Christmas


by Loreena Mccennitt. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - W


Traditional English (eighteenth century)

All hail to the days that merit more praise
Than all the rest of the year,
And welcome the nights that double delights
As well for the poor as the peer!
Good fortune attend each merry man's friend
That doth but the best that he may,
Forgetting old wrongs with carols and songs
To drive the cold winter away.

Tis ill for a mind to anger inclined
to think of small injuries now,
If wrath be to seek, do not lend her your cheek
Nor let her inhabit thy brow.
Cross out of thy books malevolent looks
Both beauty and youth's decay,
And wholly consort with mirth and sport
To drive the cold winter away.

This time of the year is spent in good cheer,
and neighbours together do meet,
to sit by the fire, with friendly desire,
Each other in love to greet.
Old grudges forgot are put in the pot,
All sorrows aside they lay;
The old and the young doth carol this song,
to drive the cold winter away.

When Christmas's tide comes in like a bride,
With holly and ivy clad,
Twelve days in the year much mirth and good cheer
In every household is had.
The country guise is then to devise
Some gambols of Christmas play,
Whereat the young men do best that they can
To drive the cold winter away.



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Album: Other Songs A - W Lyrics
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  1. All Souls Night
  2. Balulalow
  3. Banks of Claudy
  4. Blacksmith
  5. Bonny Portmore
  6. Breaking the Silence
  7. Carrighfergus
  8. Ce He Mise Le Ulaingt / the Two Trees
  9. Come by the Hills
  10. Courtyard Lullaby
  11. Cymbeline
  12. Dantes Prayer
  13. Dickens Dublin
  14. Full Circle
  15. Greensleeves
  16. In Praise of Christmas
  17. Introduction
  18. Kellswater
  19. Let All That Are to Mirth Inclined
  20. Let Us the Infant Greet
  21. Lullaby
  22. Marrakesh Night Market
  23. Moon Cradle
  24. Night Ride Across the Caucasus
  25. Prosperos Speech
  26. Samain Night
  27. She Moved Through the Fair
  28. Skellig
  29. Snow
  30. Standing Stones
  31. Stolen Child
  32. The Bonney Swans
  33. The Dark Night of the Soul
  34. The King
  35. The Lady of Shalott
  36. The Mummers Dance
  37. The Mystics Dream
  38. The Old Ways
  39. The Seasons
  40. Track Comments to the Visit
  41. Wexford Carol

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