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The Old Year Now Away is Fled      The Old Year Now Away is Fled MP3 (0,8 MB)
Tune: a variant of "Greensleeves"

The old year now away is fled,
the new year it is enteréd,
so let us now our sorrows shed
and joyfully all appear!
Let´s merry be this holy day,
at winter games let´s sport and play,
around the Yulefire sing and pray,
the Gods send you a Happy New Year!

In our kindred´s company
in friendly manner we agree,
and all are welcome for to see:
Come join our jolly good cheer!
I thank my hostess and my host
who keep us safe from snow and frost,
now eat and drink and make your boast,
the Gods send you a Happy New Year!

© 2006 Michaela Macha

License: This poem may be freely distributed, provided it remains
unchanged, including the copyright notice and this License:

This work by Michaela Macha (www.odins-gift.com) is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives License.

Original: "The Old Yeare Now Away is Fled", 1642, trad. English