What To Know About This Classical Christmas Song That Is An Ode To Christmas Preparations And The Actual Celebrations.

Though it is what one might call a secular Christmas Carol and originally didn’t have any particular religious content, “Deck the Halls” is a traditional Christmas and New year Carol that if the lyrics is well understood, would make one’s Christmas and New year Eve celebrations a memorable one at any time at all.

This traditional Christmas Carol initially originated from the Welsh New Year’s Eve called “Nos Galan” which if interpreted in the English language means”New Year’s Eve.” It was first published in 1794, though it is believed to be much older than that, it possibly date back to the 1500’s.

in 1862, Thomas Oliphant a Scottish songwriter and musician wrote the English version of the carol with the major difference, he wrote” Deck the Hall” not”Deck the Halls.” The earliest known Change to “Deck the Halls” was in the 1930’s . The music of “Deck the Halls” is arranged in AABA format with the tune exuding a hint of classic Welsh.

“Deck the Halls” is a Christmas and New year’s Eve carol that talks about friends, families and neighbours coming together in jolly moods to play instruments and sing Christmas songs together, and “Deck the Halls” happened to be amongst the Christmas carols usually sung during these happy gatherings.Just as it was popularly sung in the early days, this carol has also remained a  popular Christmas Carol that is usually enjoyed by every lover of great lyrical Christmas songs and carols. It has become so popular that nursery and primary school children can’t do without singing “Deck the Halls” during end the year / Christmas parties.

Lyrics to “Deck The Halls.

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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