OLD CAROLS AND EXERCISES
Santa Claus At Simpson's Bar
It was nearly midnight when the festivities were interrupted. Hush!
said Dick Bullen, holding up his hand. It was the querulous voice of
Johnny from his adjacent closet: Oh, dad!
The Old Man arose h...
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
God rest you, merry gentlemen,
Let nothing you dismay,
For Jesus Christ, our Saviour,
Was born upon this day.
To save us all from Satan's pow'r
When we were gone ast...
Old Christmas Returned
All you that to feasting and mirth are inclined,
Come here is good news for to pleasure your mind,
Old Christmas is come for to keep open house,
He scorns to be guilty of starving a mouse:
As Joseph was a-waukin'
He heard an angel sing,
This night shall be the birthnight
Of Christ our heavenly King.
His birth-bed shall be neither
In housen nor in hall,
Nor in th...
In Excelsis Gloria
When Christ was born of Mary free,
In Bethlehem, in that fair citie,
Angels sang there with mirth and glee,
_In Excelsis Gloria!_
Herdsmen beheld these angels bright,
To them appea...
The Boar's Head Carol
(Sung at Queen's College, Oxford.)
The boar's head in hand bear I,
Bedecked with bays and rosemary;
And I pray you, my masters, be merry,
Quot estis in convivio.
_Caput apri defero