Alternate Title: Alleluia Now Sing We
Words and Music: English Traditional, Fifteenth Century
Alleluia, now sing we.
1. Here comes Holly that is so gent,1
To please all men is his intent.
2. But Lord and Lady of this hall,
Whosoever against Holly call.
3. Whosoever against Holly do cry,
In a lepe2 he shall hang full high.
4. Whosoever against Holly do sing,
He may weep and hands wring.
1. Gallant, pretty. Return
2. A large basket. Return
He also notes "From a manuscript of the fifteenth century."
Also found in Joshua Sylvester, A Garland of Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern (London: John Camden Hotten, 1861)
"This ancient piece is taken from Mr. Wright's early volume of Carols. The spelling has been a little modernized."
Also found in Henry Vizetelly, Christmas With The Poets (London: David Bogue, 1851). Vizetelly's footnotes are identical with those of Husk.
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