Nursery Rhymes

Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls Lyrics and Music

The rousing words and lyrics of this much loved hymn begin with "Deck the halls with boughs of holly" as the first words of this famous Christmas Carol. The name of the author of the lyrics and words of this ancient Christmas Carol, 'Deck the Halls', is unknown but it was originally a Welsh tune, dating back to the 1500's. The carol derives from Nos Galan a Welsh New Year's Eve song. The words were translated into English by the Scottish musician Thomas Oliphant (17991873).Enjoy the words of the lyrics of this popular Christmas carol.

Deck the Halls Hymn
Title: Deck the Halls *** Name of Composer: Unknown *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Unknown *** Hymns Category: Christmas Carols

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Deck the Halls
Author of Lyrics: Unknown
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: Thomas Oliphant (17991873) who translated the words from Welsh to English
Name of Composer of Music: Unknown
Hymn Category: Christmas Carols
First Line of Hymn: Deck the halls with boughs of holly
First Publication Date: 1862 in 'Welsh Melodies'

Deck the Halls Lyrics

Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Troll the ancient Yule tide carol,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

See the blazing Yule before us,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Strike the harp and join the chorus.
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Follow me in merry measure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
While I tell of Yule tide treasure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Fast away the old year passes,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.


Sing we joyous, all together,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Heedless of the wind and weather,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

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