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The Holly and Ivy
by (Feat. & )
Lyrics and Meaning


Genre
Holiday
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The holly wears the crown.
Verse 2
[Chorus:]
O the rising of the sun,
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 blossom
Verse 3
As white as lily flower
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
To be our sweet Savior
Verse 4
[Chorus]
Verse 5
The holly bears a berry
As red as any blood
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
To do poor sinners good.
Verse 6
[Chorus]
Verse 7
The holly bears a prickle
As sharp as any thorn
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
On Christmas day in the morn
Verse 8
[Chorus]
Verse 9
The holly bears a bark
As bitter as any gall
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
For to redeem us all.
Verse 10
[Chorus]
Verse 11
The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The holly wears the crown.
Verse 12
[Chorus]

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