Sunday, December 21, 2008

Another Successful Yule

Yay, the Sun came back! Always cause for celebration:



The lyrics, in case you'd like to sing along:

Now is the solstice of the year.
Winter is the glad song that you hear.
Seven maids move in seven time.
Have the lads up ready in a line.

Ring out these bells.
Ring out, ring solstice bells.
Ring solstice bells.

Join together 'neath the mistletoe,
by the holy oak whereon it grows.
Seven druids dance in seven time.
Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming.

Ring out these bells.
Ring out, ring solstice bells.
Ring solstice bells.

Praise be to the distant sister sun,
joyful as the silver planets run.
Seven maids move in seven time.
Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming.

Ring out these bells.
Ring out, ring solstice bells.
Ring solstice bells.
Ring on, ring out.
Ring on, ring out.


And the lip-synched TV appearance, for those (like me) who think Ian Anderson was kind of sexy back in the day:



Happy Yule, Strifemongers. And a special thank you to Jethro Tull.

8 comments:

Bo said...

I've seen druids dancing.

It's horrible.

Merry Solstice!

Evn said...

I myself have never seen druids dancing... although I have seen a bunch of Radical Faeries spit rum into a bonfire as offerings to their ancestors, then fall over drunk.

Cat Chapin-Bishop said...

Thank you, Evn. I needed that this year. ("Kind of" sexy? "Kind of" sexy??? You and I are gonna have to have a little talk about what that word means someday, Evn!)

Evn said...

"Kind of" as in "not normally my type, but definitely flipping the right switches."

;)

beweaver said...

Love me some Ian Anderson, especially this album. Totally sexy is my vote.

Yewtree said...

Mmmmmmmmm, Ian Anderson....

Merry Yule and Bona Dies Natalis Solis Invicti.

knottybynature said...

ADF - been there, done that.

Nakked drooids are even scarier. :)

Happy everything to you.

Evn said...

Nakked drooids? Srsly? I thought they were supposed to wear robes and cloaks and what-not.