The Holly and the Ivy

by Elsa Jayne

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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.
The rising of the sun
And the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir.

The holly bears the blossom,
As white as the lily flower,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
To be our sweet Saviour:
The rising of the sun
And the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir.

The holly bears a berry,
As red as any blood,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
To do poor sinners good:
The rising of the sun
And the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir.

The holly bears a prickle,
As sharp as any thorn,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
On Christmas day in the morn.
The rising of the sun
And the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir.

The holly bears a bark,
As bitter as any gall,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
For to redeem us all:
The rising of the sun
And the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir.

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released December 13, 2015
All instruments and vocals by Elsa Jayne.
Produced by Elsa Jayne.

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Elsa Jayne Kitchener, Ontario

Elsa Jayne is a First Nations singer-songwriter from Kitchener, Ontario.

From the whispering winds to the blur of city lights, there is wonder in everything. Captivated by the everyday beauty that surrounds her, Elsa Jayne's songs invite her audience in on a magical secret. ... more

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