The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The holly wears the crown.

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O the rising of the sun,
The running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir
Sweet singing in the choir.
The holly bears a blossom

As white as lily flower
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
To be our sweet Savior

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

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

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

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The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The holly wears the crown.

[Chorus]
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The Holly And The Ivy Lyrics

Vanessa Williams – The Holly And The Ivy Lyrics

Songwriters: MATHES, ROBERT / BREATNACH, CORMAC / DUNLEA, MARTIN
The Holly And The Ivy lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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