Wednesday, December 24, 2008

ABC Wednesday-W





We WISH you a Merry Christmas;
We WISH you a Merry Christmas;
We WISH you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer.
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We won't go until we get some;
We won't go until we get some;
We won't go until we get some, so bring some out here.
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We WISH you a Merry Christmas;
We WISH you a Merry Christmas;
We WISH you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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The author and composer of "We WISH You a Merry Christmas" cannot be traced however it is believed to date back to England in the sixteenth century.
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The tradition of carollers being given Christmas treats for singing to wealthy members of the community is reflected in this Christmas song " We WISH You a Merry Christmas!"
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Over the years the fashion for figgy puddings mentioned in "We WISH You a Merry Christmas" has faded.
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But for the curious, the recipe consisted of the most important ingredient which was of course figs together with butter, sugar, eggs ,milk, rum, apple, lemon and orange peel, nuts, cinnamon, cloves and ginger!
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ABC Wednesday is brought to you by Mrs. Nesbitt.
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25 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

Figgy pudding sounds good to me!!!!!

Dianne said...

what a lovely gentleman bear!

Merry Christmas Bear

Lily Hydrangea said...

Love your handsome bear! Merry Christmas to you both.

PS
sorry to have put my name in twice. The first time I left out a letter in my link.

kRiZ cPEc said...

didn't know that the song had so many lines before and so many had faded...Well, Merry Xmas!

Aileni said...

I got to name my Granddaughter's new bear this week - Nuffkin.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Wonderful words and a warm wish!

spacedlaw said...

Wishing you a beary nice holiday.

ArneA said...

W is for waiting time over.
Merry Christmas!

Gordon said...

I am glad they only know one verse here; we play it at the end of our carols nights. And a merry Christmas to you.

Rose said...

Merry Christmas to you, Bear Naked, and to the whole Bear family!

Life with Kaishon said...

I wish you a merry Christmas : ). Hope your Holidays are filled with endless love and blessings!

antigoni said...

Excellent choise! Merry Christmas.

Moannie said...

Figgy Pudding, is that the forerunner of our very rich Christmas puddng, I wonder. Have a truly joyous Christmas, dear Bear.

Daryl said...

and a beary merry Christmas and a happy new bear, er, year to you and M. Bear and all the cubs!

:-Daryl

bobbie said...

What a dapper looking teddy!

Happy Christmas, Bear.

Hyde DP said...

well I hope you have a wonderful time

Darlene said...

I would love a piece of figgy pudding. And I love to sing that song.

Gentleman Bear is one handsome dude. I wish you and your entire bear family a most wonderful Christmas.

Mental P Mama said...

All the very best to you my Beary Good Friend! Merry Christmas!

Midlife Slices said...

Merry Christmas, Mrs. Bear. :)

photowannabe said...

A super dupper Merry Christmas to you too Bear.
Don't eat too much Figgy Pudding.

peppylady said...

Have your self a blessed Christmas and fantastic New Year.

Coffee is on.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Merry, Merry Christmas to a dear person and also Monsieur Bear, who married a wonderful person and therefore by default is fantastic.

Thanks so much for all you do which is substantial whether you realize it or not.

Love,
CBW

kenju said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

ChrissyM said...

Merry Christmas. Love all your post they are so cute with the bears and informative.

Dragonstar said...

Excellent choice, and your bear is very handsome!

Although I am very late, I'd like to offer Seasonal good wishes on behalf of the Team.