Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Christmas Carol Lyrics

Christmas 2009

Each day from now until Christmas day one article will be devoted to a subject connected with Christmas. Today we publish the lyrics to two of the most popular Christmas carols.



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 Yule tide 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 Yule tide 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.


Ding dong merrily on high,

In heav'n the bells are ringing

Ding dong! verily the sky

Is riv'n with angel singing.

Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

E'en so here below, below,

Let steeple bells be swungen,

And "Io, io, io!"

By priest and people sungen.

Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

Pray you, dutifully prime

Your matin chime, ye ringers;

May you beautifully rime

Your evetime song, ye singers.

Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

A Loving Husband

Charming !!!


Today's brainteaser is a theme on a very old puzzle. What do you think the answer is?

Mr and Mrs Haines have three daughters and each daughter has two brothers. How many children do Mr and Mrs Haines have?

As usual the answer will be revealed in tomorrow's Journal.

Animal Crackers

Did You Know?

Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he was the host of 'Lorne Greene's Wild Kingdom'.
If you bring a raccoon's head to the Henniker, New Hampshire Town Hall, you are entitled to receive $0.10 from the town.
The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the 'American Pie' (thus the name of the Don McLean song).
The only nation whose name begins with an 'A' but doesn't end with an 'A' is Afghanistan.
Pamela Anderson Lee is Canada's Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canada's independence.