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Carol of the bells (Pentatonix)
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"Carol of the Bells" is a popular Christmas carol, composed by Mykola Leontovych with lyrics by Peter J. Wilhousky. The song is based on a folk song known in Ukrainian as "Shchedryk".
The original Ukrainian text tells the tale of a swallow flying into a household to proclaim the plentiful and bountiful year that the family will have. The title is derived from the Ukrainian word for "bountiful".
It was first performed in the Ukraine on the night of January 13, 1916, on the Julian calendar this is considered New Year's Eve.

 Pentatonix is named after the pentatonic scale, a musical scale or mode with five notes per octave. The group believed that the scale's five notes matched their membership. They replaced the last letter with an 'x' to make it more appealing.

Hark how the bells,
Sweet silver bells,
All seem to say,
Throw cares away.

Christmas is here,
Bringing good cheer,
To young and old,
Meek and the bold.

Ding dong ding dong
That is their song
With joyful ring
All caroling.

One seems to hear
Words of good cheer
From everywhere
Filling the air.

Oh how they pound,
Raising the sound,
O'er hill and dale,
Telling their tale.

Gaily they ring
While people sing
Songs of good cheer,
Christmas is here!
Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas!
Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas!

On on they send,
On without end,
Their joyful tone
To every home.

Ding dong ding dong...

Hark how the bells,
Sweet silver bells,
All seem to say,
Throw cares away.

Christmas is here,
Bringing good cheer,
To young and old,
Meek and the bold.

O, how they pound
raising the sound
Oer hill and dale
telling their tale.

Gaily they ring
while people sing
Songs of good cheer
Christmas is here!
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas!
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas!

On, on they send
on without end
Their joyful tone
to every home.

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HARK=  (literary, archaic) Usually imperative, to listen attentively; pay attention.

BELLS=  A hollow metal musical instrument, usually cup-shaped with a flared opening, that emits a metallic tone when struck. Bells are rung to announce to the world the birth of the messiah Jesus Christ. In Norway, the Christmas bell ringing begins at precisely 4:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. In England, the bell ringing commences at 11:00 p.m. In Sweden, the entire family rings hand bells.

THROW CARES AWAY= To get rid of heavy responsabilities or worries.

CHRISTMAS= The season of Christmas extending from Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) to Jan. 6 (the festival of the Epiphany or Twelfth Night); also called Christmastide. The word for Christmas in late Old English is Cristes Maesse, the Mass of Christ, first found in 1038, and Cristes-messe, in 1131.

GOOD CHEER= It means a happy and light spirit or mood (cheer= happiness).

MEEK= /mi:k/ Humble in spirit or manner.

BOLD= /bəʊld/ Fearless and daring; courageous, brave.

CAROLING= Singing joyful religious songs (especially at Christmas).

POUND= To strike repeatedly and forcefully.

OER HILL AND DALE= 'Oer' is an archaic and poetic or literary contraction for 'over'. 'Dale' is an old word for 'valley'. Over hill and dale means all over the place (in high and low places).

GAILY= /glɪ/ In a cheerful or lighthearted way; happily.

MERRY= (old fashioned) Happy, cheerful, delightful

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