Sir Christèmas (Peter Smith)

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  • (Posted 2018-08-28)   CPDL #51043:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif Icon_mp3_globe.gif
Editor: Peter Smith (submitted 2018-08-28).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Sir Christèmas
Composer: Peter Smith
Lyricist: English, 15th cent.create page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2017


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Original text and translations

English.png English and French.png French text

Nowell, nowell.
Who is there that singeth so,
I am here, Sir Christèmas.
Welcome, my lord Sir Christèmas!
Welcome to all, both more and less!
Come near, come near, come near,
Nowell, nowell.

Dieu vous garde, beaux sieurs,
Tidings I you bring:
A maid hath borne a child full young,
Witch causeth you to sing:
Nowell, nowell.

Christ is now born of a pure maid,
Born of a pure maid;
In an ox-stall he is laid,
Wherefore sing we at a brayde:
Nowell, nowell.

Buvez bien, buvez bien
Par toute la compagnie.
Make good cheer and be tight merry,
And sing with us now joyfully
Nowell, nowell