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We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Chords, Lyrics and Origins

Origins

Dating back as far as the sixteenth-century, We Wish You a Merry Christmas is a carol that comes from the English West Country.  Figgy pudding was much like contemporary British Christmas pudding.

Chords

D7    G                            C
We   wish you a Merry Christmas;

       A7                          D
We wish you a Merry Christmas;

       B7                          Em             G        C          D      G    
We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

D7     G                 D            Em          A7    D
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin.

     
G                             D                           C          D7    G
We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.



D7 G                                 C
We all want some figgy pudding;

      A7                               D
We all want some figgy pudding;

       B7                              Em          G   C             D       G    
We all want some figgy pudding, so bring us some now.

D7     G                 D            Em          A7    D
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin.

      G                             D                           C          D7    G
We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.




D7 G                              C
We won't go until we get some;

       A7                          D
We won't go until we get some;

       B7                           Em           G   C             D       G    
We won't go until we get some, so bring us some now.

D7     G                 D            Em          A7    D
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin.

      G                             D                           C          D7    G
We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.




D7    G                            C
We   wish you a Merry Christmas;

       A7                          D
We wish you a Merry Christmas;

       B7                          Em             G        C          D      G    
We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

D7     G                 D            Em          A7    D
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin.

      G                             D                           C          D7    G
We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

Lyrics

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin.
We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

We all want some figgy pudding;
We all want some figgy pudding;
We all want some figgy pudding, so bring us some now.
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin.
We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

We won't go until we get some;
We won't go until we get some;
We won't go until we get some, so bring us some now.
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin.
We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin.
We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

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