Up! Good Christen folk and listen (George Ratcliffe Woodward)

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  • (Posted 2020-05-22)  CPDL #58753:       
Editor: James Wetzel (submitted 2020-05-22).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 42 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2002-10-17)  CPDL #04102:  Network.png
Editor: Marco Gallo (submitted 2002-10-17).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 29 kB   Copyright: Free Art License
Edition notes: look for 'Christmas'

General Information

Title: Up! Good Christen folk and listen
Composer: George Ratcliffe Woodward
Lyricist: George Ratcliffe Woodward

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Tune from Piae Cantones (1582)

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

Ding-dong, ding: Ding-a-dong-a-ding.

Up! good christen folk, and listen
How the merry church bells ring,
And from steeple bid good people
Come adore the new-born King:

Tell the story how from glory
God came down at Christmas-tide,
Bringing gladness, chasing sadness,
Showering blessings far and wide,

Born of mother, blest o'er other,
Ex Maria Virgine,
In a stable ('tis no fable),
Christus natus hodie.