winter is the glad song that you hear!

“Now is the solstice of the year,
winter is the glad song that you hear.
Seven maids move in seven time.
Have the lads up ready in a line.

Ring out these bells.
Ring out, ring solstice bells.
Ring solstice bells.

Join together beneath the mistletoe.
by the holy oak whereon it grows.
Seven druids dance in seven time.
Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming.

Ring out these bells.
Ring out, ring solstice bells.
Ring solstice bells.

Praise be to the distant sister sun,
joyful as the silver planets run.
Seven maids move in seven time.
Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming.
Ring out those bells.
Ring out, ring solstice bells.
Ring solstice bells.
Ring on, ring out.
Ring on, ring out.”

Ring Out, Solstice Bells, Jethro Tull


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IMAGE: Winter Pine by Eyvind Earle

11 thoughts on “winter is the glad song that you hear!

  1. It’s no good, I shall have to go to youtube and listen again. Perhaps some more Jethro Tull at the same time as I haven’t heard Withes Promise in an age.
    Happy Yuletide.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    1. Just listened to Witches Promise – never heard that one – then YouTube passed me on to Fires At Midnight. This is a lovely start to the morning, my friend. Happy Yuletide and Massive Hugs right back!

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    | | | Thank you Jen! May your heart be filled with light and loveMay blessings greet you everywhere PEACE! PEACE! PEACE! xo elizabeth |

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    1. It’s probably my favorite holiday song…the whole album (Songs from the Wood) is phenomenal, if you haven’t heard it before! Merry Christmas, Rita! xoxo

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