Hail The Holly King
Inkubus Sukkubus Lyrics


All across the virgin snow,
And through the naked trees.
On a cold winter's night,
His song is on the breeze.

Where the moonlight paints the frost,
Upon the robin's song.
He's come a-calling for us all,
Now the summer's gone!
Hark! Hear the children sing,
Glory to the Holly King.

In the whiskey and in the wine,
He is here this Yuletide time.
A-dancing in the home-fire flames,
Dancing, singing, playing games.

When the prayers are to the East,
He is with us at the feast.
His crown is nailed to the door,
He's with us forevermore!

Hark! Hear the children sing,
Glory to the Holly King.
Let the jingle bells all ring,
Hail, hail the Holly King.

Underneath the mistletoe,
He is in all lover's hearts.
He fans the flames of desire,
It is he who fires Cupid's darts.

He is in all children's dreams,
Dressed in red or dressed in green.
Riding on the astral sleigh,
He's a spirit of the day!

Hark! Hear the children sing,
Glory to the Holly King.
Let the jingle bells all ring,
Hail, hail the Holly King.

Hark! Hear the children sing,
Glory to the Holly King.
Let the jingle bells all ring,
Hail, hail the Holly King.

Hark! Now hear the children sing,
Glory to the Holly King.
Let the jingle bells all ring,
Hail, hail the Holly King.

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Samuel Oliveira

All across the virgin snow
And through the naked trees
On a cold winter's night
His song is on the breeze
Where the moonlight paints the frost
Upon the robin's song
He's come a-calling for us all
Now the summer's gone!
Hark! Hear the children sing
Glory to the Holly King
In the whisky and in the wine
He is here this Yule-tide time
A-dancing in the home-fire flames
A-dancing, singing, playing games
When the prayers are to the East
He is with us at the feast
His crown is nailed to the door
He's with us forevermore!
Hark! Hear the children sing
Glory to the Holly King
Let the jingle bells all ring
Hail, hail the Holly King
Underneath the mistletoe
He is in all lover's hearts
He fans the flames of desire
'Tis he who fires Cupid's darts
He is…



All comments from YouTube:

Michael MR

Blessed Yule! Love to all my Pagan Sisters and Brothers! Much love and Blessed Be!

Lady snake84

Remember, especially for our Norse ancestors. Odin is the truest Santa AKA The Holly King himself. Have a blessed Yule and blessed winter solstice my Pagan brothers and sisters! )O(

Alice Wilde

@R & E-J Actually the christmas tree comes from the Persians who have been bringing a tree in to their houses to decorate on Yalda (the longest night) for thousands of years. Odin and the Wild Hunt is the only real Norse contribution to christmas. The reindeer sleigh and fur robes were copied from the Sami peoples.

R & E-J

@Alice Wilde The evergreen (xmas tree) origin was Nordic I believe, mabey this was the confusion over the Celtic Holly King! Blessed Yule! Interestingly, the first part of Buckland's book of witchcraft starts with the tale of Loki and Freya an aspect of the Norse God and Goddess figure.

Alice Wilde

@solanum-lycopersicum There isn't one, their Winter Man figure is/was Odin.

solanum-lycopersicum

Who's the Norse counterpart of the Oak King, then?

Alice Wilde

No the Oak King and Holly King traditions are Insular Celtic (Brythonic), nothing to do with the Norse.

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Demon Prince Mukuro

Blessed Yule to all! May the year be merry and bright! Blessed be! )O(

Vampylass 36

Hail Odin, The original Santa Claus! ❤️💚🤍🎅🏻🎄❄️

Haldor Brennos

Une fois de plus ,ça a plus de 20 ans et je suis passé à coté de ce bijou (pourtant ,j'en ai écouté dans ce style) !

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