Deck the Halls
Nat King Cole Lyrics


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Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
'Tis the season to be jolly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Don we now our gay apparel
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
Troll the ancient Yule-tide carol
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

See the blazing Yule before us
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Strike the harp and join the chorus
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Follow me in merry measure
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
While I tell of Yule-tide treasure
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la





Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Overall Meaning

The song "Deck the Halls" is one of the most popular Christmas carols, and its lyrics have a deep meaning. The carol begins with the line "Deck the halls with boughs of holly," which means decorating the halls with holly branches. Holly is an evergreen tree with red berries that symbolize life and rebirth, and it has been used for decorative purposes during the Christmas season since ancient times. The phrase "fa-la-la-la-la" is a traditional way of expressing joy and excitement, and it is repeated throughout the song. The second line, "Tis the season to be jolly," is a call to embrace the joy of the holiday season and to celebrate with others.


The third line, "Don we now our gay apparel," refers to wearing festive clothing during the holiday season. The word "gay" in this context refers to being joyful and merry, and it has nothing to do with sexual orientation. The line "Troll the ancient Yule-tide carol" means to sing a traditional Christmas song. The word "Yule" is an ancient word for Christmas, and it was originally used by pagans to refer to the winter solstice, the darkest and shortest day of the year. The carol is a way of keeping the tradition of Christmas alive, and it is a reminder of the joy and happiness that the holiday season brings.


Line by Line Meaning

Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Let us decorate the halls with branches of holly


Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Join in the song with joyful sounds


'Tis the season to be jolly
This is the time to be happy and full of cheer


Don we now our gay apparel
Let us put on our bright and festive clothing


Troll the ancient Yule-tide carol
Sing the old Yule-tide carol


See the blazing Yule before us
Look at the bright Yule log burning in front of us


Strike the harp and join the chorus
Play the harp and sing along with us


Follow me in merry measure
Join me in a joyful dance


While I tell of Yule-tide treasure
As I share stories of Yule-tide riches


Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Join in the song with joyful sounds


Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Join in the song with joyful sounds


Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
Join in the song with joyful sounds


Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Join in the song with joyful sounds




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@daily_uploader126

Lyrics:
(festival Christmas music)
Deck the halls with boughs of holly Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la
Tis the season to be jolly Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la
Don we now our gay apparel Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la, la, la
Troll the ancient Yule-tide carol Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la
See the blazing Yule before us Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la
Strike the harp and join the chorus Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la
Follow me in merry measure Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la
While I tell of Yuletide treasure Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, Fa-la-la-la-la



@Twixfixer

Deck the halls with Marv and Harry
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la.
Make their christmas not so merry
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la.
Give them bricks and give them wrenches
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la.
One more christmas in the trenches
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la.
Toss some paint cans down to greet them
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la.
Send the toolbox down to meet them
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la.
Serve them nails for christmas dinner
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la.
Kevin is declared the winner
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la.



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@babygirl2638

No one does it like Nat King Cole!

@polchar8721

Christmas 2023.....like button

@LittleJoeTheMoonlightCat

Wow Nat You left us 40 years Before , Neither The Net Nor The Web were around when you left us, but Now You Too are a Tuber. Ciao For Now Nat King Cole.

@Acousticdreamer8888

I don’t get how this doesn’t have 1B or more views. So iconic. Love it

@bmwjourdandunngoddess6024

Absolutely ICONIC, everybody knows this one!

@conniewoodruff4706

2023, always been my favorite Christmas song singer since I was very young along time ago

@kevinbryan2660

Love this song, one of my favourites to listen to this time of the year🎅🏿.

@ALALVERA-cf6ks

THANK YOU A LOT FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS SONG ! GREETING ' S FROM REPUBLIC SERBIA

@Jayenoshima

My favorite singer 😍😍😍 love the Christmas music

@ISAAC-bg9xu

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