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I Saw Three Ships lyrics

Orla Fallon
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I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
Saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day in the morning.

Pray, wither sailed those ships all three,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
Wither sailed those ships all three,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

O they sailed into Bethlehem,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
They sailed into Bethlehem,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

And all the bells on earth shall ring,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
All the bells on earth shall ring,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

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And all the souls on earth shall sing,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
All the souls on earth shall sing,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

Then let us all rejoice again,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
Let us all rejoice again,
On Christmas Day in the morning

I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
Saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day in the morning.

On Christmas Day in the morning.

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Orla Fallon

Traditional Christmas Carol

Author: Unknown

Earliest Date: 1666 (Forbes's Cantus)

Brief:"I Saw Three Ships" is a traditional English Christmas carol of unknown origin, dating back to the 17th century or possibly earlier. The song's title refers to the sighting of three ships sailing into Bethlehem on Christmas Day. The lyrics evoke a sense of joy and wonder at the miraculous event of the Nativity.

The carol's exact origins and meaning have been the subject of various interpretations and speculations. Some believe that the "three ships" refer to the Three Wise Men or Magi who traveled to see the newborn Jesus. Others interpret the ships as a symbol of the Holy Trinity.

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