Good Day, Good Day
Words: English Traditional from Oxford Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 26, , f. 8
Compare: Good Day, Sire Cristemas Our Kinge.
Good day, good day,
My Lord Sir Christėmas, good day!
1. Good day, Sir Christėmas our King,
For every man, both old and ying,
Is glad of your coming.
2. Godės Son so much of might
From heaven to earth down is light
And born is of a maid so bright.
3. Heaven and earth and also hell
And all that ever in them dwell,
Of your coming they be full snell.
4. All manner of mirthės we make,
And solace to our heartės take,
My seemly lordė for your sake.
The original carol has five verses; Dr. Rickert omits the 4th:
Of youre cominge this clerkes finde,
Ye come to save all man kinde,
And of here bales hem unbinde.
Good day !
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