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Song Lyrics for Encounters, Sunday, Dec 11

Join us as we sing familiar Christmas songs together!

Deck the Halls

Verse 1

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la!

'Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la la la la!
Don we now our gay apparel, Fa la la la la la la la!
Troll the ancient Yuletide carol, Fa la la la la la la la!

Verse 2

See the blazing yule before us, Fa la la la la la la la!
Strike the harp and join the chorus, Fa la la la la la la la!

Follow me in merry measure, Fa la la la la la la la!
While I tell of Yuletide treasure, Fa la la la la la la la!

Verse 3

Fast away the old year passes, Fa la la la la la la la!
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses, Fa la la la la la la la!
Sing we joyous all together! Fa la la la la la la la!
Heedless of the wind and weather, Fa la la la la la la la!

Let It Snow

Verse 1

Oh, the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Verse 2

It doesn't show signs of stopping
And I've brought some corn for popping
The lights are turned way down low
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Bridge

When we finally kiss goodnight
How I'll hate going out in the storm
But if you really hold me tight
All the way home I'll be warm

Verse 3

The fire is slowly dying
And, my dear, we're still goodbye-ing
But as long as you love me so
Let it snow, let it snow, and snow (Go to Bridge)

Rudolph

Intro

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen

Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen
But do you recall...
The most famous reindeer of all?

Verse 1

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows

Verse 2

All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games

Bridge

Then one foggy Christmas eve
Santa came to say (came to say)
"Rudolph, with your nose so bright
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"

Verse 3

Then how the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee
Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
You'll go down in history (To Bridge)

The Christmas Song

Verse 1

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos

Verse 2

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

Bridge

They know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

Verse 3

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you (Go to Bridge)

Jingle Bells

Verse 1

Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh,
O'er the fields we go, laughing all the way.
Bells on bobtail ring, making spirits bright,
What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight.

Chorus

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.
O, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.
O, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh.

Verse 2

A day or two ago I thought I'd take a ride,
And soon Miss Fannie Bright was seated by my side.
The horse was lean and lank, misfortune seemed his lot,
He got into a drifted bank and we, we got upsot. (To Chorus)

Verse 3

Now the ground is white, go it while you're young,
Take the girls tonight and sing this sleighing song.
Just get a bobtailed bay, two-forty for his speed,
Then hitch him to an open sleigh, and crack! You'll take the lead.

(To Chorus)

12 Days of Christmas

Verse 1

On the first day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.

Verse 2

On the second day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

Verse 3

On the third day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

Verse 4

On the fourth day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

Verse 5

On the fifth day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Five golden rings!


Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

All the Other Verses

Sixth day: Six geese a-laying

Seventh day: Seven swans a-swimming

Eighth day: Eight maids a-milking

Ninth day: Nine ladies dancing

Tenth day: Ten lords a-leaping

Eleventh day: Eleven pipers piping

Twelfth day: Twelve drummers drumming

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