I. Green Growth the Holly

To see the sheet music (include the complete verses) to Green Growth the Holly, scroll to the bottom of: http://shermand.home.mindspring.com/music/index.htm

II. Edi Beo Thu

Edi beo thu, hevene quene
folkes froure and engles blis,
moder unwemmed and maiden clene
swich in world non other nis.
On thee hit is wel eth sene
of alle wimmen thu havest thet pris;
mi swete levedi, her mi bene
and reu of me yif thi wille is.

Thu asteghe so the daiy rewe
the deleth from the deorke nicht,
of thee sprong a leome newe
that al this world haveth ilight.
Nis non maide of thine heowe,
swo fair, so sschene, so rudi, swo bricht;
swete levedi of me thu reowe,
and have merci of thin knicht.

I don't think we'll use a third verse, but here it is:

Spronge blostme of one rote,
the holi gost thee reste upon,
thet wes for monkunnes bote
and heore soule to alesen for on.
Levedi milde, softe and swote,
ic crie thee merci, ic am thi mon
bothe to honde and to fote,
on alle wise that ic kon.

III. Riu, riu, chiu

Riu, riu chiu, la guarda ribera,
Dios guardo el lobo de nuestra cordera.

Riu, riu chiu, la guarda ribera,
Dios guardo el lobo de nuestra cordera.

El lobo rabioso la quiso morder,
mas Dios poderoso la supo defender;
Quisole hazer que no pudiesse pecar,
ni aun original esta Virgen no tuviera.


Este qu'es nascido es el gran monarca,
Cristo patriarca de carne vestido;
Hanos redimido con se hazer chiquito,
aunqu'era infinito, finito se hizera.


Yo vi mil Garzones que andavan cantando,
por aqui bolando, haciendo mil sones,
diziendo a gascones Gloria sea en el cielo,
y paz en el suelo qušes Jesus nascieta.


For more verses and a translation into English, see http://www.sfbach.org/repertoire/riuriuchiu.html

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