Deck the Halls

December 1, 2006 at 3:01 pm 2 comments

The music we now know as “Deck the Halls” is an old traditional Welsh tune, dating back at least four or five centuries. The lyrics as we know them are not nearly as old, however, first appearing in a collection of songs published in 1881.

Deck the halls with boughs of holly 
    Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
‘Tis the season to be jolly 
    Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Don we now our gay apparel 
    Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
Troll the ancient Yuletide carol 
    Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

See the blazing Yule before us 
    Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Strike the harp and join the chorus 
    Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Follow me in merry measure 
    Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
While I tell of Yuletide treasure 
    Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Fast away the old year passes 
    Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses 
    Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Sing we joyous, all together 
    Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
Heedless of the wind and weather 
    Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

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Away in a Manger God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Joy  |  November 6, 2007 at 12:51 pm

    I think they are very good words I love this song

    Reply
  • 2. Angry Birds Fan  |  January 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    The Angry Birds version:

    Wreck the halls with broughts of piggy
    Kaa la la la la Kaa la la la
    Tis the season to be angry
    Kaa la la la la Kaa la la la
    Don we now our pig apparel
    Kaa la la Kaa la la Kaa la la la
    Bird the ancient Angry Birds carol
    Kaa la la la la Kaa la la la

    See the blazing pig before us
    Kaa la la la la la Kaa la la la
    Take the slingshot and destroy them
    Kaa la la la la Kaa la la la
    Because they steal our beloved eggs
    Kaa la la la Kaa la la Kaa la la la
    Or just call the Mighty Eagle
    Kaa la la la la Kaa la la la

    Take that egg back to your nest
    Kaa la la la la Kaa la la la
    Let’s get peace,you birds and piggies
    Kaa la la la la Kaa la la la
    Do not shoot and do not defend
    Kaa la la Kaa la la Kaa la la la
    Peace now and the fight will end
    Kaa la la la la Kaa la la la

    Reply

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