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"We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." --Traditional

刊登日期: 2013.12.15
作者: Grace Tse  

 
 I am quite sure all of you can sing this Christmas song nicely. Do you know who wrote it? No one knows who its author and composer are. However, historians believe that it can be traced back to England in the 16th century. This was often the last song carol singers sang. There are several versions of the words. Below is one of the versions: 
We wish you a Merry Christmas; We wish you a Merry Christmas; 
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin; 
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 
Now bring us some figgy pudding; Now bring us some figgy pudding; 
Now bring us some figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer. 
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin; 
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 
We won’t go until we get some; We won’t go until we get some; 
We won’t go until we get some, so bring some out here. 
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin; 
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 
Imagine yourself to be one of the carol singers on Christmas Eve during that time. After you had finished carol singing, wealthy people would give you treats like “figgy pudding”. The pudding was made from figs, egg, orange peel, nuts, cinnamon, ginger and other spices. 
Do you plan to join carol singing this coming Christmas? Which other Christmas songs can you sing? 
 
Glossary
 
Composer:作曲家
Carol: 聖誕頌歌(報佳音) 
Versions:版本
Good tidings: 佳音
Kin: 家人
Figgy pudding:無花果布丁
Cinnamon: 肉桂
Spices:香料

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