A new year carol lyrics

Goddess figure, thought to be a young maiden at the turn of the year. And stretch our love from hand to hand in a never ending line. The founder and director of the group said the song was originally sung by young girls. Host, especially in conjunction with the water and the wine. Welsh folk-lore, fairy mythology, legends and tradition . Day, children collect fresh water from a well, and go around with a sprig from an evergreen tree, which they use to sprinkle the faces of passers-by with the water while singing the carol and begging for gifts of food or money. Apparently the meaning of the seven gold wires and the bugle has been lost to the ages. A is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy. Jesus performed the miracle and the golden wires are a reference to the harp or lyre. The seven bright gold wires and the bugles that do shine. Day custom involving sprinkling people with water newly drawn from a well . The purpose of the rite is to sain , or purify, the house for the new year. I read them rather as playful teasing, the sort of banter you indulge in with colleagues or your best friends. As with any traditional folk song, there are a number of variations. The doors of those houses which were closed to them were sprinkled with the water. Years carols here on the website if you provide the appropriate credits and references. I carefully photocopied and kept, but unfortunately did not write down the source. They sprinkled the hands and face of anyone they met for a copper or two. Sprigs of evergreen plants such as holly are used to sprinkle people with well water in a custom associated with this song. Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist. Carthy performance leaves out the stanza related to the water ritual, and adds two original verses in which the new year is welcomed through the south gate and the old year shooed from the north gate. For this service and wish they were also gifted with coins.