Monday, 21 December 2009

''Ring Out , Solstice Bells''



'Now is the solstice of the year,
Winter is the glad song that you hear.
Seven maids move in seven time.
Have the lads up ready in a line.

Ring out these bells.
Ring out, ring solstice bells.
Ring solstice bells.

Join together beneath the mistletoe.
By the holy oak whereon it grows.
Seven druids dance in seven time.
Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming.

Ring out these bells.
Ring out, ring solstice bells.
Ring solstice bells.

Praise be to the distant sister sun,
Joyful as the silver planets run.
Seven maids move in seven time.
Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming.
Ring out those bells.
Ring out, ring solstice bells.
Ring solstice bells.
Ring on, ring out.
Ring on, ring out.'

~ Jethro Tull

Solstice
- A stopping or standing still of the sun.

8 comments:

  1. Wonderful song! Love Jethro Tull... 'Praise be to the distant sister sun...' Happy Winter Solstice Anna! Carol

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  2. I've always liked this song Anna - it has a real magic about it!
    I have posted a poem for Winter Solstice and also a few photos from our trip to Norfolk in the post before. Missed a few of yours so just off to have a read!

    Happy Winter Solstice!

    Jeanne x

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  3. I haven't heard Jethro Tull in years! Happy Solstice Anna~~I hope the day is filled with sunshine and joy! gail

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  4. Really enjoyed this, Anna - I'd not heard it before. Happy Winter Solstice!

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  5. Hi Anna, What a cheerful solstice song - love it! Enjoy this day of turning.

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  6. HA! What a delightful treat this was. I have never heard this so it was a double treat. A very happy tune and performance.
    Anna,I hope that you have a wonderful holiday and that you are surrounded by family and loved ones! :-)

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  7. Perfect, Anna! I have always loved Jethro Tull, but have never heard this song. Thank you for making my ears and heart happy! :-)
    Frances

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.