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The Holly and the Ivy: Song for Mothernight            1) The Holly and the Ivy... MP3
Tune: Traditional English carol                                         2) The Holly and the Ivy (Noteworthy Composer)
                                                                             3) The Holly and the Ivy.OGG

The holly and the ivy, when they are both full grown,               4) The Holly and the Ivy.OGG
Of all the trees that are in the wood, the holly bears the crown.  5) YouTube video
Chorus:
The glowing of the Yule sun, and the running of the deer,
The blowing of the winter winds: Call our Heathen Mothers near!

The holly bears a blossom, white as lily flower,
Our Mothers bear their babies dear, come to their living hour.
Chorus:
The glowing of the Yule sun, and the running of the deer,
The blowing of the winter winds: Call our Heathen Mothers near!

The holly bears a berry, as red as any blood,
And ghostly Mothers come in dreams, to speak their kinfolk's good.
Chorus

The holly bears a prickle, as sharp as any thorn,
Of Heathen Mothers, wise and strong, our folk of old was born.
Chorus

The holly bears a ruddy bark, bitter as green gall,
Now Heathen Mothers stand by us, give rede and ward to all!
Chorus

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.
Chorus

© Winifred Hodge Rose
Original song and tune: Traditional English carol, adapted by Winifred
Voice: Michaela Macha


Autor´s note:
To be sung for the first day of Yuletide, Mothernight, December 20, in honor of our
tribal mothers, disir, idesa, kinfylgja, and the other womanly wights with whom our folk is blessed!

3) Ogg File by CambridgeBayWeather
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4) Ogg File by Richard MS Irwin
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Image: © Richard Wheeler (Zephyris) 2006.
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