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Shire Yule  by Dreamflower

  (This traditional Shire Yule Carol is especially popular in Michel Delving where it is the first song sung at the lighting of the Yule bonfire on the town green, and is often sung as a round.)

The Westfarthing Yule-song

The day is short; the night is long.
Merrily, merrily sing this song!
The dark is deep, but light is strong.
Merrily, merrily sing this song!

The Yule log burns bright!
Candles a-light!
Stars in the night!
Come Dawn all is right!

The day is short; the night is long.
Merrily, merrily sing this song!
The dark is deep, but light is strong.
Merrily, merrily sing this song!

The bells they do ring!
The children do sing!
Sparrows a-wing!
Soon will come spring!

The day is short; the night is long.
Merrily, merrily sing this song!
The dark is deep, but light is strong.
Merrily, merrily sing this song!

Oh, Winter will shrink,
Whatever we think!
Before we can blink--
So let's have a drink!

The day is short; the night is long.
Merrily, merrily sing this song!
The dark is deep, but light is strong.
Merrily, merrily sing this song!





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