God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Something for the weekend.  God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.  First published in the mid-eighteenth century, although it likely dates back to the sixteenth century. it achieved immense popularity in America as a Christmas carol from Dickens’ reference to it in 1843 in his immortal A Christmas Carol:

“…at the first sound of ‘God bless you, merry gentlemen! May nothing you dismay!’, Scrooge seized the ruler with such energy of action that the singer fled in terror, leaving the keyhole to the fog and even more congenial frost.”

 

Published in: on December 12, 2015 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen  
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