We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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"We Wish You a Merry Christmas" adalah lagu Natal dari Inggris abad ke-16.[1] Di Indonesia dikenal sebagai "Selamat Hari Natal".

Asal usul kidung Natal ini adalah pada tradisi Inggris di mana orang-orang kaya dalam masyarakat memberi hadiah bagi orang-orang yang menyanyi berkeliling pada malam Natal, misalnya dalam bentuk figgy pudding yaitu seperti Christmas pudding pada zaman modern.[2][3]

Lirik versi bahasa Inggris[sunting | sunting sumber]

Verse 1[sunting | sunting sumber]

We wish you a merry Christmas;
We wish you a merry Christmas;
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Chorus[sunting | sunting sumber]

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin
Good tidings for Christmas and a happy New Year!

Verse 2[sunting | sunting sumber]

Now, bring us some figgy pudding;
Now, bring us some figgy pudding;
Now, bring us some figgy pudding and bring some out here!
(Chorus)

Verse 3[sunting | sunting sumber]

For we all like figgy pudding;
we all like figgy pudding;
we all like figgy pudding:
so bring it out now!
(Chorus)

Verse 4[sunting | sunting sumber]

And we won't go until we've got some;
We won't go until we've got some;
And we won't go until we've got some;
so bring some out here!
(Chorus)

Lirik versi bahasa Indonesia[sunting | sunting sumber]

Selamat hari Natal
selamat hari Natal
selamat hari Natal
dan Tahun Baru

Lihat pula[sunting | sunting sumber]

References[sunting | sunting sumber]

  1. ^ Brech, Lewis (2010). "Storybook Advent Carols Collection Songbook". p. 48. Couples Company, Inc,
  2. ^ Lester, Meera (2007). "Why Does Santa Wear Red?: And 100 Other Christmas Curiousities Unwrapped" p.146. Adams Media,
  3. ^ "We Wish You a Merry Christmas! - Christmas Songs of England". Retrieved December 11, 2010