Christmas Songs

steve

FGM Regimental Sergeant Major
REGISTERED USER
Messages
811
Likes
795
#7
Steeleye Span did my favorite version of this in 1972. Here they are live on their 35th anniversary tour. They still sound great.

Great rendition.......originally dating back to medieval times (believed to be from Piae Cantiones circa 1582.......blimey, that's older than some of us!! :D:D:D

Steve
 

Badger73

FGM SITE OVERSEER
ADMIN
Messages
1,312
Likes
1,131
Location
Wisconsin USA
Turn Rate
1-2 pw
Games
None.
Email
mvangroll@msn.com
#13
http://lyricstranslate.com/en/ríu-ríu-chíu-riu-riu-chiu-riu-riu-chiu.html#ixzz522lP7rOt

A Spanish Christmas carol (villancico) dating from the 16th century. "ríu ríu chíu" apparently represents the call of a kingfisher, which could be a metaphor for God protecting the Virgin Mary from the devil. In keeping with this metaphor, the ambiguous second line can be loosely interpreted as "The river bank is protected", although other interpretations are possible.

Riu Riu Chiu
Riu, riu, chiu​
The river bank is protected​
God has kept the wolf​
From our ewe lamb​
God has kept the wolf​
From our ewe lamb​
The rabid wolf​
Wanted to bite her​
But Almighty God​
Knew how to defend her​
He willed to make her​
Unable to sin​
Even original sin​
This virgin did not have​
Riu, riu, chiu...​
The one who is born​
Is the Great Monarch​
Christ the Patriarch​
Clothed in flesh​
He has redeemed us​
By making himself small​
Though he was infinite​
He became finite​
Riu, riu, chiu...​
He comes to give​
Life to the dead​
He comes to repair​
The fall of all mankind​
This Child​
Is the light of day​
He is the Lamb​
Of whom St. John spoke​
Riu, riu, chiu...​
I saw a thousand Angels​
Who were singing​
Flying around​
Chanting in a thousand voices​
Saying to the shepherds​
Glory in Heaven​
And peace on earth​
For Jesus is born​
Riu, riu, chiu...​
Now we have​
What we desire​
Let us go together​
To present him gifts​
Let us all give him​
Our will​
For he came​
As our equal​
Riu, riu, chiu...​