The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Fum, Fum, Fum!
Version 8
Fum Fum Fum - Version 1

Words and Music: Catalan Traditional
Translated from the Spanish; English version by Ruth Heller (1920-)

Source:  Ruth Heller, Christmas - Its Carols, Customs, and Legends. Minneapolis: Schmitt, Hall & McCreary Company, 1948.

  1. On December twenty-fifth,
    Fum, fum, fum.
    On December twenty-fifth,
    Fum, fum, fum.
    In a manger lowly there
    was born this night a Little One,
    Born of Mary blessed Mother;
    like a small rose was God's.
    Fum, fum, fum.

  1. Let us praise our God above,
    Fum, fum, fum.
    Let us praise our God above,
    Fum, fum, fum.
    And for Christ, His Son, sent down
    from heav'n our thanks to Him we raise!
    Sing “Gloria in excelis Deo”
    on this day of days!
    Fum, fum, fum.


This collection contains over 112 pages of carols and customs from around the world. It is a rich resource for any choir, and explains the reasons why we follow some of the practices we do today. Titles include "We Three Kings of Orient Are," "Silent Night," "On the Night When Jesus Came," "Now Tell Us, Gentle Mary," "Masters in This Hall," "Friendly Beasts," "Shepherds, Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep," and "Christ Was Born in Bethlehem."

A search of the US Copyright Office on November 15, 2005 discloses no copyright for Ruth Heller and the word “Christmas.”

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