Sing all, men! 'tis Christmas morning,
Jesus Christ the Son's a-borning.
Heigh, the holly! Ho, the heather!
Carol voices all together!
Come ye brave, and come ye strong,
Repend your sings, give up your wrong. Refrain
In that manger all alone,
The virgin mother did atone. Refrain
Seek not earthly power and pelf,
But thro' your Jesus save yourself. Refrain
See the ox and see the kine,
And see afar the heavenly sign. Refrain
He who came to earth so low,
Soon to man's estate will grow, Refrain
And upon the cruel tree,
Will die in place of you and me. Refrain
According to Niles' notes, this song was recorded from the singing of Amanda Hogarthy, Georgetown pike, near Lexington, Kentucky, in the fall of 1912.
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