The Holly and the Ivy

from by Allison Crowe

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The Holly and the Ivy

Traditional - as performed by Allison Crowe

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.

O the rising of the sun
and the running of the deer,
the playing of the merry organ,
sweet singing of the choir.

The holly bears a blossom
as white as lily flower.
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
to be our sweet Saviour.

O the rising of the sun
and the running of the deer,
the playing of the merry organ,
sweet singing of the choir.

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

O the rising of the sun
and the running of the deer,
the playing of the merry organ,
sweet singing of the choir.

The holly bears a prickle
as sharp as any thorn.
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
on Christmas day in the morn’.

O the rising of the sun
and the running of the deer,
the playing of the merry organ,
sweet singing of the choir.

The holly bears a bark
as bitter as any gall.
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
for to redeem us all.

O the rising of the sun
and the running of the deer,
the playing of the merry organ,
sweet singing of the choir.

The holly and the ivy
now both are full well grown,
of all the trees that are in the wood,
the holly bears the crown.

O the rising of the sun
and the running of the deer,
the playing of the merry organ,
sweet singing of the choir.

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from Souling (Bonus Tracks Edition), released November 20, 2015
Allison Crowe - voice, arranger, engineer & producer

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