God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen


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The carol exists in a wide variety of versions, and even with differing numbers of verses. The lyrics given in this version are the most commonly used today, taken from Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern, by William Sandys, published in 1833. The tune originally published in 1833 is different from the one commonly used today. The original chorus words are also different. This version uses the melody and chorus words that are more common today.

The authors of the words and melody are unkown.

About God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

"God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen", also known as "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen", "God Rest You Merry People All" and ""Come All You Worthy Gentlemen" is an English traditional Christmas carol. The melody is in the minor mode. It was published by William B. Sandys in 1833, although the author is unknown. It is cataloged as Roud Folk Song Index No. 394.
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