The Holly And The Ivy

Words and Music by: 
Arranged and adapted by:

Recorded by
DeCormier Singers ABQ6527
Norman Luboff Choir CL926, COL6061,


The holly and the ivy, 
When they are both full grown, 
Of all trees that are in the wood, 
The holly bears the crown: 

The rising of the sun, 
And the running of the deer 
And the playing of the merry organ, 
Sweet singing in the choir.
The holly bears a blossom, 
As white as lily flower, 
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ, 
To be our sweet Savior
The holly bears a berry, 
As red as any blood, 
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ, 
To do poor sinners good