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Irish Christmas Songs

Christmas is the most important of the Irish celebrated with great ardor and eagerness in the every part of the world. Irish Christmas songs have been very popular since many years to present religious times and are very delightful melodies sung during the Christmas holiday season.
Christmas carols of Irish songs have become very preferred of kids and youths and these songs are also very popular among all denominations of Christians and new modern songs have been translated into a wide variety of versions. Twelve days of Christmas songs are very popular songs of Irish styles and Irish styles are very popular among all countries.

This style of Christmas in Irish country has been extensively notorious around the world due to something translations of different Christians and non Christians. The Christmas melody and popularly known as twelve days of Christmas and different principles of Irish country about the Christmas are same compared with other countries. Famous Irish Christmas songs are sung with sweet and lovely with Irish Christmas song lyrics, which are known in the every part of the world. Pogues Irish Christmas song lyrics are very popular Irish folk and melody of Christmas traditional Irish songs and carols.

The Christmas songs are sung in traditional manners in Irish with all kinds of traditional ritual of this country. Popularly known as Irish Christmas songs and Irish Rovers songs Christmas are played in great and traditional Irish tunes and you will surprise by seeing lovely Christmas musical tune of the Christmas traditional and cultural heritage of Irish country. Irish people have very traditional musical rituals performed in the churches during the Christmas religious time, who celebrate the Christmas with great admiration and great zeal. Recently, Irish Christmas songs are considered very oldest in the world and these Christmas songs are very popular amongst cultural heritage of Irish country.

The symbols of Irish Twelve days of Christmas mean the following:

  • 2 Turtle Doves = Old and New Testaments
  • 3 French Hens = Faith, Hope and Charity
  • 4 Calling Birds = 4 Gospels and/or the 4 Evangelists
  • 5 Golden Rings = first 5 Books of the Old Testament
  • 6 Geese A-laying = Six days of creation
  • 7 Swans A-swimming = Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • 8 Maids A-milking = Eight beatitudes
  • 9 Ladies Dancing = Nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit
  • 10 Lords A-leaping = Ten Commandments
  • 11 Pipers Piping = Eleven faithful Apostles
  • 12 Drummers Drumming = 12 points of principle in Apostle's Creed

Here is the lyric of one of the oldest Irish Christmas song which is over 900 years old, originating in County Wexford, Ireland...hence its name.

The Wexford Carol

Good people all, this Christmas-time,
Consider well and bear in mind
What our good God for us has done
In sending his beloved Son.
With Mary holy we should pray
To God with love this Christmas day;
In Bethlehem upon that morn
There was a blessed Messiah born.

The night before that happy tide
The noble Virgin and her guide
Were long time seeking up and down
To find a lodging in the town.
But mark how all things came to pass;
From every door repelled alas!
As long foretold, their refuge all
Was but an humble ox's stall.

There were three wise men from afar
Directed by a glorious star,
And on they wandered night and day
Until they came where Jesus lay,
And when they came unto that place
Where our beloved Messiah was,
They humbly cast them at his feet,
With gifts of gold and incense sweet.

Near Bethlehem did shepherds keep
Their flocks of lambs and feeding sheep;
To whom God's angels did appear,
Which put the shepherds in great fear.
"Prepare and go", the angles said.
'To Bethlehem, be not afraid,
For there you'll find this happy morn,
A princely babe, sweet Jesus born.

With thankful heart and joyful mind,
The shepherds went the babe to find,
And as God's angel had foretold,
They did our savior Christ behold.
Within a manger he was laid,
And by his side the virgin maid,
Attending on the Lord of life,
Who came on earth to end all strife.