The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

To The Fir Tree

Words: O Tannenbaum. Translator unknown.

Music: O Tannenbaum, German Folk Song
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O Christmas Tree - Notes

Source: Christmas: Its Origin, Celebration and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse - Robert Haven Schauffler (1907)

1. O Fir-tree green! O Fir-tree green!
Your leaves are constant ever,
Not only in the summer time,
But through the winter's snow and rime
You're fresh and green forever.

2. O Fir-tree green! O Fir-tree green!
I still shall love you dearly!
How oft to me on Christmas night
Your laden boughs have brought delight.
O Fir-tree green! O Fir-tree green!
I still shall love you dearly.

Note:

Also found as "To A Fir Tree," with the first line of "O Fir Tree green! O Fir Tree green!" Source: Charles Alphonso Smith and Lida Brown McMurry, eds., The Smith-McMurry Language Series. Vol. 1. Richmond, VA: Johnson Pub. Co, 0919, pp. 151-2.

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