Runing the Holidays Christmas Season-Runi: Runed Carols

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HO HO HO!!! Here we go again,  Runing-the-Halls with: Runed Carols!

#1) Sung to the tune “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

Circlin’ around the Christmas tree
At the Christmas contra dance
Runes are hung where you can see
Every couple starts to prance

Circlin’ around the Christmas tree
Let the contra spirit ring
Perhaps later on, you’ll dance with me
Or just go caroling

You will get a sentimental feeling when you dance,
Spin around, clap your hands
Petronella with every fella

Circlin’ around the Christmas tree,
Have a happy holiday,
Everyone swinging merrily
In the new old contra way…

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear,
Someone shouting, “Ho-Ho-Ho,
Here we go in a do-si-do.”

Circlin’ around the Christmas tree,
Have a happy holiday,
Everyone swinging merrily
In the new old contra way…

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#2) Christmas Season Contra Dance (sung to the tune “Blue Christmas”)

Play it here as an mp3: Christmas Season Contra Dance Blue Xmas tune

I’ll have a mer – ry Christmas dancing with you
We’ll be so mer – ry, dancing together
Decorations of runes, up and down the hall
We’ll be so merry, when in my arms you fall

Up on the stage, the caller is calling
New lines of four, down the hall, are progressing
Circle up, ladies chain, and then a do-si-do
Is not enough dear, if we don’t dance some more

But when the band starts playing the last tune
We’ll feel the dance is over –  way too soon
But we’ll do it again — see you next week
Until then, have a so, mer – ry Christmas

But we’ll do it again — see you next week
Until then, have a so, mer – ry Christmas

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 #3)  12 Runes of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love danced with me
A promenade around the ring.

12    Twelve balanced swings,
11    Eleven petronellas,
10    Ten allemands,
9    Nine box-the-gnats,
8    Eight right-and-left-throughs,
7    Seven hey-for-fours,
6    Six contra corners,
5    Five do-si-dos,
4    Four circle lefts,
3    Three right hand stars
2    Two ladies chains,
And a promenade around the ring.

(and I’m SO-O-O dizzy!!)

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