The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

New Carolls For This Merry Time of Christmas

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New Carolls For This Merry Time of Christmas To Sundry Pleasant Tunes. With New Additions Never Before Printed, To Be Sung To Delight The Hearers. (1661)

A title page included in the reprint reads:

New Christmas Carrols; Being Fit Also to be Sung at Easter, Whitsontide, and other Festival Days in the Year. Newly Reprinted. (London: Printed by J. M. and are to be Sold by W. Thackeray, and T. Passinger).

Note: Chappell, The Roxburghe Ballads, Vol. 7, p. 785, tell us that "J.M." is John Miller.

 

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Carrol for Christmas-day in the Morning

To the Tune of, Dulcina.

Gods dear son without beginning.

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Another Carrol for Christmas-day

To the Tune of, Why weep ye, &c.

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Rejoyce and be merry / In Bethlehem City in Jury it was

 

Another for Christmas-day at Night

To the tune of, Green Sleeves

My Master and Dame I well perceive

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A Carrol for St. Stephens day

To the Tune of, Where is my true Love

In friendly Love and Unity

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Also found in William Henry Husk, Songs of the Nativity (London: John Camden Hotten, 1868)

 

A Carrol for St. John's day.

To the Tune of, Oh no, oh no, not yet

When bloody Herod reigned King

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A Carrol for Innocents day

To the Tune of, In sad and ashy weeds

Of Herod's bloody Reign

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The Shepherd's Carrol, to be sung on New-Years-Day

Tune is, Huming of the drone

The New-year is begun, good=morrow my Masters all

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Also found in A. H. Bullen, A Christmas Garland (London: John C. Nimmo, 1885), pp. 205-8.

 

A Carrol for a Wassel-Bowl, to be Sung upon Twelfth=Day at Night

To the Tune of, Gallants come away

A Jolly Wassel Bowl

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Also found in Joseph Ritson, Ancient Songs and Ballads From The Reign of King Henry the Second To The Revolution. 1790. W. Carew Hazlitt, ed., Third Edition. London: Reeves And Turner, 1877. Repr. Detroit, MI: Singing Tree Press, 1968, pp. 351-54 from From a collection intitled, "New Christmas Carrols: Being fit also to be sung at Easter, Whitsontide, and other Festival days in the year." no date.

Also found in Henry Vizetelly, Christmas With The Poets (London: David Bogue, 1851)

Also found in William Henry Husk, Songs of the Nativity (London: John Camden Hotten, 1868)

Also found in Joshua Sylvester, A Garland of Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern (London: John Camden Hotten, 1861)

Also found in A. H. Bullen, A Christmas Garland (London: John C. Nimmo, 1885), pp. 176-9 (from the Bodleian Library)

Also found in Edith Rickert, Ancient English Christmas Carols: 1400-1700 (London: Chatto & Windus, 1914), p. 249.

 

A general Carrol for any time.

Tune of, Sweet Virgin

The Babe was born in Bethlehem

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Also found in William Chappell, The Roxburghe Ballads, Vol. 7, p. 785.

 

Grace before Meat & Grace after Meat

Grace before Meat

We give thee thanks with one accord,
   For daily food given to us, Lord,
Grant we may ever use the same,
Unto the glory of thy Name:
Thy Church, our King, and Realm defend,
God grant we may our lives amend: Amen.

Grace after Meat

Our bodies being satisfied,
    with these thy blessings store,
Grant (Lord) our souls may hunger still,
    for grace yet more and more:
From dangers daily us defend,
And grant us comfort in the end.

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