The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Patapan

For Christmas

Words and Music: Guillô, Pran Ton Tamborin, Bernard de la Monnoye, c. 1700 (1641-1728)
Translation from La Monnoye by the Rev. J. O'Connor

Music: Traditional Burgundian Noël by Bernard de la Monnoye
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #75, pp. 16-17.

1. Davie get your tambourine,
Bring along your flute, Clorin.
With a will and descent skill,
Tu-re-lu-re-lu, Pa-ta-pa-ta-pan.
With a will and decent skill,
Bring in Christmas with a will.

2. 'Twas the style in boygone days,
King of Kings to sing and praise
With a will and decent skill,
Tu-re-lu-re-lu, Pa-ta-pa-ta-pan.
Show 'em we can do it still;
Bring in Christmas with a will.

3. Praise to Jesus, 'twas today
Satan got it hot, they say.
With a will and decent skill,
Tu-re-lu-re-lu, Pa-ta-pa-ta-pan.
Satan's very hard to kill;
Bring in Christmas with a will.

4. God and man be tuned I ween,
Like this flute and tambourine.
With a will and decent skill,
Tu-re-lu-re-lu, Pa-ta-pa-ta-pan.
Sing and jump and dance quadrille;
Bring in Christmas with a will.

Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #75, pp. 16-17.

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Note from Rev. Terry:

Note that in each verse the trebles and altos will sing the complete words of the last line (as shown above) while the tenors and basses sing “Turelurelu.” [Ed.]

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