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Ding Dong Merrily on High

Den engelska texten till den traditionella julsången Ding Dong Merrily on High.

Melodin är åtminstone från 1500-talet då den återfunnits nedskriven. Texten skrevs av George Ratcliffe Woodward och publicerades 1924 i The Cambridge Carol-Book: Being Fifty-two Songs for Christmas, Easter, And Other Seasons.

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Ding dong! merrily on high
In heav’n the bells are ringing:
Ding dong! verily the sky
Is riv’n with Angel singing.

Gloria,
Hosanna in excelsis!

E’en so here below, below,
Let steeple bells be swungen,
And “Io, io, io!”
By priest and people sungen.

Gloria,
Hosanna in excelsis!

Pray you, dutifully prime
Your matin chime, ye ringers;
May you beautifully rime
Your evetime song, ye singers.

Gloria,
Hosanna in excelsis!