The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

From Galilee They Came

Words: George Ratcliffe Woodward

 Music: Ah! mon beau laboureur, of the sixteenth century, harmonized by G.R.W.

Source: Charles Wood and George Ratcliffe Woodward, The Cambridge Carol-Book, Being Fifty-Two Songs For Christmas, Easter, And Other Seasons (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1924), #9.

1. From Galilee they came,
St. Joseph and his Dame:
O'er hill they speed,
    nor dally up valley, up valley;
O'er hill they speed,
    nor dally up valley, up valley, O la!

2. When night fell dark and chill,
And wind 'gan whistle shrill,
Went Joseph and his Dearie,
    a weary, a weary,
Went Joseph and his Dearie,
    a weary, a weary, O la!

3. Arriv'd in Bethlehem,
There was but found for them
(The best that they were able)
    a stable, a stable,
(The best that they were able)
    a stable, a stable, O la!

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