Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Ding Dong Merrily on High

Have you heard Celtic Woman. Their voices are angelic and harmonies heavenly! My H took me to go see them in concert a few years ago. It was beautiful. They were beautiful!
Here they are singing, Ding Dong Merrily On High.

The composer of the song, is unknown, but the Carol is said to be French, dating back to the 16th century. The text was originally, Latin. One of my favorites from college days!



Here are the Lyrics:

Ding dong merrily on high,
In heav'n the bells are ringing:
Ding dong! verily the sky
Is riv'n with angel singing.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

E'en so here below, below,
Let steeple bells be swungen,
And "Io, io, io!"
By priest and people sungen.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

Pray you, dutifully prime
Your matin chime, ye ringers;
May you beautifully rime
Your evetime song, ye singers.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

3 comments:

Too Many Hats said...

I always enjoy catching their PBS specials. Such lovely voices.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Each of the songs of Christmas has it's own special beauty,and adds to the feel of Christmas.
blessings,Ruth

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Valerie, I love the Celtic Women... I have quite a bit of their music. I love the harmony. One of my childhood friends went to their concert last year in Atlanta. She said they were wonderful.

Have you heard the group (10 guys singing accapela) named Straight No Chaser? They are fabulous... Have a Christmas CD which we downloaded (Christmas Cheers). Check them out on YouTube.

Hugs,
Betsy