"The Holly and the Ivy"

(words by Tina Galfo )

The holly and the ivy,
In the forest side by side,
As the Lady and the Horned One
Together shall abide.

The leaping of the cauldron
And the dancing by its light.
The singing of the Solstice carols
To celebrate this night.

Our Lady is the Goddess
Who brings us joy on earth.
Let us dance around her circle,
The circle of rebirth.

The leaping of the cauldron
And the dancing by its light.
The singing of the Solstice carols
To celebrate this night.

The moon is riding high,
Tis the winter of the year.
But beside the blazing fire
Is warm comfort and good cheer.

The leaping of the cauldron
And the dancing by its light.
The singing of the Solstice carols
To celebrate this night.

Tonight is cold and dark
But tomorrow we shall see,
The coming of the Sun-King
In light and majesty.

The leaping of the cauldron
And the dancing by its light.
The singing of the Solstice carols
To celebrate this night.







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