Annie Lennox - The Holly And The Ivy Lyrics




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

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O, the rising of the sun,
And the running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir.

The holly bears a blossom,
As white as lily flow'r,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
To be our dear Saviour

[Refrain]

The holly bears a berry,
As red as any blood,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
To do poor sinners good

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The holly bears a prickle,
As sharp as any thorn,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
On Christmas Day in the morn

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The holly bears a bark,
As bitter as the gall,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
For to redeem us all

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

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  1. Kev G H

    I wanted to marry her in the eighties and now that I am older I still do. I want to marry her a lot.

  2. Kmp74

    She is so effortlessly fantastic .. thank you Annie for ALL your music....especially love is a stranger. Xxxxxx

  3. angry lizard

    Dis bitch good.

    I. Bosquez

    Don't call her names!

  4. Cindy

    Her voice and this song! Perfection!

  5. T Ric

    This woman, that voice. And doing it for this long. So thorougly under appriceated in our day.

    I. Bosquez

    Annie Lennox Rocks!

  6. Jacqueline Paul

    She even makes a Christmas carol cool.

    I. Bosquez

    You should hear and see the video for God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. That is beyond cool.

  7. Heather Smedley

    Awesome!!

  8. jaquen1977

    Love this !

  9. David Keylock

    Awesome singing

  10. Mary Mcneil

    I am going to sing it at my school

  11. Lindsey Stoneham

    Beautiful Voice

  12. Sweetie Kay

    I would listen to her read a grocery list. Her voice is sublime.

    Devende5

    Agreed!!

  13. XatxiFly

    Me at start of video: Okay, cool, nice version, nothing special.
    Me at 0:51: :O :O :O

    I. Bosquez

    XatxiFly
    Yup, it is something special. She can do that.

    XatxiFly

    Irma Bosquez She is a boss.

    I. Bosquez

    XatxiFly
    You should hear how she sings God rest ye merry gentlemen. She added some cool sounding drums and set the video in Victorian times. At the end, it shows an English tradition of them burning what appears to be a giant scarecrow. That's bad description but I don't know how best to describe it.

    XatxiFly

    +Irma Bosquez Thanks for the tip! I just watched it, and it is mighty cool! Love the pagan motifs. And she makes very deliberate and powerful use of vocal production. And I lol'd when she was also the Angel. :D

    Sirpa Aho

    Great singing and a really good video! Lovely with the candles and the trees on the stage. The song is nothing special except when it's performed like this one. Thank's for sharing a great performance! Thanks Annie!!!