Christmas Carol Countdown: December 24: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

“We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is a popular secular sixteenth-century English carol from the West Country of England. The origin of this Christmas carol lies in the English tradition where wealthy people of the community gave Christmas treats to the carolers on Christmas Eve such as ‘figgy puddings’ that were very much like modern day Christmas puddings. It is one of the few traditional holiday carols that makes mention of the New Year celebration. The song is often parodied.
(wikipedia)

Hmm I’m not putting 100% trust in Wikipedia’s date. Oh well. You are probably going to hear this from carolers tonight if you are in a area that carolers come by normally. It’s a very popular carol. so today I’ll wish you a merry Christmas… Because if I do it tomorrow you may have already have had a lousy one. There are two common forms to this song. Both will be posted.

Version 1:

We wish you a Merry Christmas (x3)
and a Happy New Year.

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Good tidings we bring to you and your kin
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Now! bring us some figgy pudding (x3)
and bring some out here.

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For we all like figgy pudding (x3)
so bring some out here.

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And we won’t go until we’ve got some (x3)
so bring some out here.

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Version 2:

We wish you a Merry Christmas (x3)
and a Happy New Year.

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Good tidings to you, where ever you are
Good Tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding (x3)
and a cup of good cheer

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We won’t go until we get some, (x3)
so bring it right here

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We wish you a Merry Christmas (x3)
and a Happy New Year

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