Tuesday, December 20, 2005

God Jul - Swedish

Remember neighborhoods where carolers went from home to home to be greeted with hot cider or egg nog and cookies to ward off the chill? If anyone is still doing this I'd love to hear about it. To me it's a memory from l-o-n-g ago!

Here We Come A-Caroling

Here we come a-caroling
Among the leaves so green,
Here we come a wandering,
So fair to be seen.

Love and joy come to you,
And to your wassail too
And God bless you and send you a Happy New Year,
And God send you a Happy New Year.

We are not daily beggars
Who beg from door to door,
But we are neighbors' children,
Whom you have seen before.
repeat chorus

God bless the Master of this house,
Likewise the Mistress too
And all the little children,
That round the table go.
repeat chorus

And all your kin and kinfolk
That dwell both far and near
We wish a Merry Christmas
And Happy New Year.
repeat chorus

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The last time I remember going door to door caroling was when I lived in Coeur d'Alene on Foster Avenue...about 15 years ago. I'm in Seattle now and miss that area for its warmth and friendliness. Doesn't sound as if you have met the kind of people I did there or maybe the area has changed quite a bit.