The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Here Commes Holly, That Is So Gent

For Christmas

Words: English Traditional

Compare: Her Commys Holly, That Is So Gent (Thomas Wright)
Here Comes Holly (Husk, 1868)
See Notes Under The Holly And The Ivy.

E. K. Chambers and F. Sidgwick, eds., Early English Lyrics (London: A. H. Bullen, 1907), #CXL, p. 238.

Alleluia, alleluia,
Alleluia, now sing we !

Here commes holly, that is so gent ;
To pleasse all men is his intent.
            Alleluia.

But, lord and lady of this hall,
Who so ever ageinst holly call,
            Alleluia,

Who so ever ageinst holly do crie,
In a lepe shall he hang full hie.
            Alleluia.

Who so ever ageinst holly do sing,
He maye wepe and handes wring.
            Alleluia.

Note:

9. lepe, noose.

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