Ivy Chefe Of Treis It Is
Words: English Traditional
See Notes Under The Holly And The Ivy.
E. K. Chambers and F. Sidgwick, eds., Early English Lyrics (London: A. H. Bullen, 1907), #CXXXVIII, p. 236.
Ivy chefe of treis it is.
The most worthie she is in
He that seith other, do amisse ;
And worthy to bere the crowne. 5
Ivy is soft and meke of
Ageinst all bale she is blisse.
Well is he that may her reche.
Veni coronaberis. 10
Ivy is green, with coloure
Of all treis best she is ;
And that I preve well now be right.
Ivy bereth beris black. 15
God graunt us all his blisse,
For there shall we nothing lack !
Versions of this carol on this web site include:
Ivy Chefe Off Treis It Is (Wright, 1847)
Ivy, Chief Of Trees, It Is (Vizetelly, 1851)
Ivy, Chief Of Trees (Husk, 1868)
Ivy Chefe Of Treis It Is (Chambers & Sidgwick, 1907) (this page)
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