We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We wish you a merry Christmas dates back to the 16th century. No one knows who wrote it. It seems to have been a caroling song – and these carolers are demanding a nice drink and some fig pudding!

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year!

Refrain
Good tidings we bring
To you and your kin,
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year.!

Now bring us figgy pudding*,
Now bring us figgy pudding,
Now bring us figgy pudding
And a cup of good cheer!

Refrain

We won’t go until we get it
We won’t go until we get it
We won’t go until we get it
So bring some right here!

Refrain

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year!

Here’s a more modern verse…

We all know that Santa’s coming,
We all know that Santa’s coming,
We all know that Santa’s coming,
And soon will be here.

Refrain

*Figgy pudding is a pudding that features prunes, molasses, walnuts and spices.

Enjoy your figgy pudding and your cup of good cheer!

-Lisa

David W. Solomons was kind enough to send me his rendition of We Wish You a Merry Christmas, in MP3 format.

Many thanks to David W. Solomons for his recording of We Wish You a Merry Christmas. David is a one man choral singer who has been playing instruments and singing for over 30 years. Here’s a link to more of David Solomons’ Christmas music or visit his home page.

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