Sunday, 10 December 2017

Advent Calendar Day 10: Holly and Ivy

The Holly and the Ivy: Robert Shaw Chamber Singers. From the album, "Songs of Angels, Christmas Hymns & Carols."


I'm linking with Julie over at Julie's Scrapbook.  



32 comments:

  1. One of my favourite carols

    Julie xxxxxx

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  2. This is a gorgeous example of holly and ivy. I really LOVE that card, too. I'm really enjoying this series and loving how you interpret the prompt each day.

    BTW, I finally went to Julie's Scrapbook and saw the prompts. I have to say, her version of Day 7's bells were the ones I was thinking of and was quite surprised since I had never heard that song you shared with us.

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    1. That is really sweet of you, thank you. I’m enjoying playing along, and it was lovely of Julie to set it all up.

      Ding Dong Merrily on high is a favourite of mine from my school days, but maybe it is less well-known in other parts of the world.
      Enjoy the rest of the weekend. x

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  3. I really like it - not least because it isn't one that amateurs butcher.

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    1. Now that made me smile, but you are quite right! Hugs Barbara

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  4. HeHe! I used to go out with a girl called Ivy..
    Less said the better...But she used to climb
    over everything....! "Ding~Dong~Merrily......! :).

    I did'nt realise it, till l looked it up...There are
    six verses to said carol...Here's the sixth one..

    The holly and the ivy,
    When they are both full grown,
    Of all the trees that are in the wood,
    The holly bears the crown.
    The rising of the sun
    And the running of the deer,
    The playing of the merry organ,
    Sweet singing in the choir....
    (Merry Organ)..???

    And..don't forget Ivy is poisonous...!
    Holly..well, she's a nice girl to..! :0).
    WILLIE........! =^..^=

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    1. Hi Willie, firstly, let me say how sorry I am that your comment is not posted as you would wish. Blogger doesn’t want to play this morning, so I’ve had to cut and paste your words.

      I’ve heard that Ivy can be very clinging so it’s probably a good job you extricated yourself from that relationship!

      I’ve sung those words many a time and just assumed the organist was merry!

      I’ve never met Holly, so I can’t comment, but it’s certainly a pretty name.

      Is it raining in Blandford? Our garden is under water, so I'm guessing the roads will be impassable in places. x

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    2. No! Not raining...but wind...Jeeeeese!
      It took me three laps of Lidl's carpark,
      to get back to the car, when l came out..! :).
      But my daughter send me a text of the snow up
      in Stoke~On~Trent where she lives...and it's
      bad further north!

      I'm just finishing up my coffee and a piece of
      almond slice..off to do a few cards now! I always
      cut them up into quarters....l find that way they
      go further...! :0).

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    3. Ha ha Willie, I can see you doing laps round the car park!
      I guess a quarter is better than none.... :0)

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  5. HeHe! I used to go out with a girl called Ivy..
    Less said the better...But she used to climb
    over everything....! "Ding~Dong~Merrily......! :).

    I did'nt realise it, till l looked it up...There are
    six verses to said carol...Here's the sixth one..

    The holly and the ivy,
    When they are both full grown,
    Of all the trees that are in the wood,
    The holly bears the crown.
    The rising of the sun
    And the running of the deer,
    The playing of the merry organ,
    Sweet singing in the choir....
    (Merry Organ)..???

    And..don't forget Ivy is poisonous...!
    Holly..well, she's a nice girl to..! :0).

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    1. There you go Willie, Blogger just woke up! Thanks for sending it again. x

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  6. I love hearing the carols. I miss the English carols over here! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Have you tried looking on YouTube Valerie? I'm sure you would find most of them on there or one of the music streaming services perhaps. Hugs Barbara

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  7. Oh Barbara, this song is one of my favorites of my childhood; I haven't heard it for so long....in fact before I opened up your blog page, I had it on my mind. Thank you for sharing this choir of memories and peaceful moments. Much love to you dear friend across the pond...

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    1. Much love to you too Anita, thank you for your friendship.

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  8. Beautiful! The perfect Christmas-y post. Funny, as I read through the comments and got to one of yours, Barbara. I said to myself, this is NOT Barbara, but it certainly sounds like Willie. And then I decided maybe you had to 'edit' out a naughty word, lol. Good to learn the sixth verse.

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    1. Blogger had a meltdown and refused to post Willie’s comment I’ve no idea why – I could have understood it if there had been naughty words but there wasn’t a one. The only thing I could think of was to post it as me. I needn’t have worried as Willie tried again, and it worked fine.
      Thanks for your comment Marcia, I appreciate you coming over to say hello.

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    1. I agree with you Alex, I love listening to it.

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  10. What a beautiful card! So far you have posted 2 of my 3 favourite carols. I wonder if you will post the third? Hint: it's about a drum and your friend is named first thing! Loving these Advent posts, Barbara!

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    1. I thought you were referring to The Little Drummer Boy (a favourite of mine!) but then I read your hint, and now I’m confused. :0)

      Isn’t it strange how we like so many of the same things? It’s that connection again.

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  11. More vintage loveliness!
    Arilx

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  12. A beautiful card! My mom's name is Holly- so I get to hear her name a lot this time of year in songs and sprinkled in flower arrangements. :)

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    1. It is a beautiful card and a beautiful name. I don't know anyone called Holly - well I didn't, but I sort of know your mom now. :)

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  13. So beautiful Barbara! Thankyou! Big Hugs!

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  14. One of my favorite Christmas songs. What a nice break!

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  15. Oh I do love this song! And it was quite entertaining reading Willie's comments as well! Lol

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    1. Me to Diane. Willie is priceless and always manages to make me chuckle. x

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Barbara xx

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