Up! Good Christen folk and listen (George Ratcliffe Woodward)
- Editor: Marco Gallo (submitted 2002-10-17). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 29 kB Copyright: Free Art License
- Edition notes: look for 'Christmas'
Description: Tune from Piae Cantones (1582)
Original text and translations
Ding-dong, ding: Ding-a-dong-a-ding.
Up! good christen folk, and listen
How the merry church bells ring,
And from steeple bid good people
Come adore the new-born King:
Tell the story how from glory
God came down at Christmas-tide,
Bringing gladness, chasing sadness,
Showering blessings far and wide,
Born of mother, blest o'er other,
Ex Maria Virgine,
In a stable ('tis no fable),
Christus natus hodie.