The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Tree In The Wood

A Counting Song

See: The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cecil J. Sharp, 1916, with notes)
See: Notes on the Twelve Days of Christmas

Source: Cecil J. Sharp, One Hundred English Folksongs (Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, 1916), #98, pp. 230-231.

1.
All in a wood there was a tree,
And a funny and a curious tree;
And the tree was in the wood,
And the wood lay down in the valley below.

2.
And on this tree there was a bough,
And a funny and a curious bough;
And the bough was on the tree,
And the tree was in the wood,
And the wood lay down in the valley below.

3.
And on this bough there was a twig,
And a funny and a curious twig;
And the twig was on the bough,
And the bough was on the tree,
And the tree was in the wood,
And the wood lay down in the valley below.

4.
And on this twig there was a nest,
And a funny and a curious nest;
And the nest was on the twig,
And the twig was on the bough,
And the bough was on the tree,
And the tree was in the wood,
And the wood lay down in the valley below.

5.
And in this nest there was an egg,
And a funny etc.

6.
And in this egg there was a bird,
And a funny etc.

7.
And on this bird there was a head,
And a funny etc.

8.
And on this head there was a feather,
And a funny and a curious feather;
And the feather was on the head,
And the head was on the bird,
And the bird was in the egg,
And the egg was in the nest,
And the nest was on the twig,
And the twig was on the bough,
And the bough was on the tree,
And the tree was in the wood,
And the wood lay down in the valley below.

Source: Cecil J. Sharp, One Hundred English Folksongs (Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, 1916), #98, pp. 230-231.

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Note:

This is one of five "accumulative" songs printed by Mr. Sharp in this volume. The five are:

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