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"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
       



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"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
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"We Wish You a Merry Christmas" Lyrics, Text Format



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Description
 
  • Grade: First

  • Origin: England - Traditional Carol

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 3/4

  • Form: rhythm: AAAB - pitches: ABCD

  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ti ti ti ti | ta ta ta |
    | ta ta ti ti | ta (ta) ta |

  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa

  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, La/Re, Ti\So, So/Mi, Do\La, La/Re, Re\Ti

  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, uncommon interval: La/Re, common ending Re\Ti/Do

  • Key Words: sacred, holiday, seasonal, Christmas, New Year, old English end of the year tradition, figs, figgy, pudding, cup, good cheer, until, some; contraction: won't (will not)

 


"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

           
   
1.
We wish you a merry Christmas;
We wish you a merry Christmas;
We wish you a merry Christmas,
And a happy New Year.
   
           
   
2.
Oh, bring us some figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us some figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us some figgy pudding
and a cup of good cheer.
   
           
    3. We won't go until we get some;
We won't go until we get some;
We won't go until we get some,
so bring some right here!
   
           
    4. We wish you a merry Christmas;
We wish you a merry Christmas;
We wish you a merry Christmas,
And a happy New Year.
   
           

 

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