“Deck the Halls” is a traditional Christmas, yuletide, and New Years’ carol. The melody is Welsh dating back to the sixteenth century, and belongs to a winter carol, “Nos Galan”, while the English lyrics date to 1862. (source)


(Folk tune, Lyrics by Thomas Oliphant, 1862)

Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Don we now our gay apparel,

Troll the ancient Yule tide carol,

See the blazing Yule before us,

Strike the harp and join the chorus.

Follow me in merry measure,

While I tell of Yule tide treasure,

Fast away the old year passes,

Hail the new, ye lads and lasses,

Sing we joyous, all together,

Heedless of the wind and weather,

See also


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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