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Friday, December 10, 2010

BLOG CAROL 2010!





It's become a Geneabloggers tradition to join our friend
footnoteMaven in the annual Blog Caroling Event, and as in
the previous editions, I'm warbling my favorite, "I Saw Three Ships".
fM will post the list of bloggers joining us in song on December 15th
and you can take a tour of their blogs.

So, without further adieu ....a one and a two...and....
.

I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day in the morning.

And what was in those ships all three,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day?
And what was in those ships all three,
On Christmas Day in the morning?

The Virgin Mary and Christ were there,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
The Virgin Mary and Christ were there,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

Pray, wither sailed those ships all three,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
Pray, wither sailed those ships all three,
On Christmas Day in the morning?

O they sailed into Bethlehem,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
O they sailed into Bethlehem,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

And all the bells on earth shall ring,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
And all the bells on earth shall ring,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

And all the Angels in Heaven shall sing,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
And all the Angels in Heaven shall sing,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

And all the souls on earth shall sing,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
And all the souls on earth shall sing,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

Then let us all rejoice again,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
Then let us all rejoice again,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

5 comments:

Kristin said...

this song hardly ever comes to mind but i really like it when i think of it. now it'll be going through my mind all night.

Cynthia Shenette said...

I'm a singer, and I kind of forget about this one. I do like it though. Thanks for sharing!

Heather Rojo said...

I play ukelele old style (like a mandolin) and have a repertoire for Christmas of all the medieval songs like this one, "Holly and the Ivy", "King Wenceslas", etc. They are some of the oldest Christmas songs in English.

Nancy said...

This is almost my favorite, and some years, I think it IS my favorite. Have you read Elizabeth Goudge's book by the same title? If you haven't, it looks like some of it is available on GoogleBooks at http://books.google.com/books?id=oEDJa9I13qYC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Elizabeth+Goudge+%2B+%22I+saw+three+ships%22&source=bl&ots=5FjPZO-vlZ&sig=c-f0QKhBrMTJsjKaHOFPJfPw7u4&hl=en&ei=p3METd7TL4GBlAfNpoHsAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false. (It's a children's book but fun, nonetheless.)

Judith Richards Shubert said...

I guess I'm the only one that hasn't heard this one! It's beautiful, Bill. Thanks for the introduction.