Now is the Time of Christymas (Steve Draper)

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  • (Posted 2016-12-23)   CPDL #42392:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Steve Draper (submitted 2016-12-23).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 104 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Now is the Time of Christymas
Composer: Steve Draper
Lyricist: Traditional

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2016

Description: Traditional, secular, slightly irreverent words (has been sung in church) set in a lively modern style. The alto and bass parts split but the music should not be too difficult for a good amateur choir.

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Original text and translations

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Make we mery, bothe more and lasse
For now ys the tyme of Crystymas

1. Let no man come into this hall,
Groom, page nor yet marshall,
But that some sport he bring withall,
    For now is the time of Christëmas.

2. If that he say he cannot sing,
Some other sport then let him bring,
That it may please at this feasting,
    For now is the time of Christëmas.

3. If he say he can naught do,
Then for my love ask him no mo,
But to the stocks then let him go,
    For now is the time of Christëmas.