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Caroling, Caroling (1954 r.)
słowa: Wihla Hutson
muzyka: Alfred Burt
tłumaczenie: Sylwek Szweda 13.12.2014
( C G D7 G / C6 D7 Gsus4 G )

 

   G                G

Kolędować pójdźmy dziś

        a                       Gmaj7  e         

Dzwonki brzmią świątecznie

       H                         H

W zaspach śniegu trudno iść

   e7            A7          D

Lecz śpiewajmy wreszcie 

   a         D      A7            D
Jasne głosy słychać wszem
   G             Fis0        e 
Radość w sercach budzi się
  C       G       D7     G 
Ding dong, ding, dong
      C6              D7    Gsus4 G ( C G D7 G / C6 D7 Gsus4 G )

Dzwonki brzmią świątecznie.

 

   G                G

Kolędować pójdźmy dziś

        a                      Gmaj7   e      

Dzwonki brzmią świątecznie

   H                 H 

Po ulicach miasta iść

 e7      A7          D 

I zaśpiewać wreszcie  

    a        D        A7          D 

Harmonijny słychać śpiew 

   G             Fis0        e  

Radość w sercach budzi się 

  C       G       D7     G  

Ding dong, ding, dong

      C6              D7    Gsus4 G ( C G D7 G / C6 D7 Gsus4 G )

Dzwonki brzmią świątecznie.

 

   G                 G

Kolędowań słychać śpiew

    a        Gmaj7e     

Blisko i  daleko

      H                      H 

Gwiazda jasno świeci się

   e7            A7     D

Nikt nie może czekać 

    a              D            A7        D

Śpiewaj w ten szczęśliwy dzień

   G            Fis0    e 

Niebios Król narodził się

  C       G       D7     G  

Ding dong, ding, dong

      C6              D7    Gsus4 G 

Dzwonki brzmią świątecznie.

   C       G       D7     G  

Ding dong, ding, dong

      C6              D7    Gsus4 G 

Dzwonki brzmią świątecznie.

Gmaj7 Gmaj7 H H e7 e7 Fis0 Fis0 C6 C6 Gsus4 Gsus4
 
13.12.2014
caroling {rzecz.} (też: wassail, carolling) kolędowanie {n.}
carol {rzecz.} kolęda {f.}
carol {rzecz.} (też: pastorale) pastorałka {f.}

KOLĘDOWAĆ, KOLĘDOWAĆ - Sylwek Szweda 
Caroling, Caroling (tonacja G-dur)
Caroling, Caroling
Nat King Cole - Caroling, Caroling (Christmas Bells Are Ringing) Capitol Records 1960
Natalie Cole - Caroling, Caroling
Caroling, Caroling by Alfred Burt
Caroling, Caroling - The Manhattan Transfer
Johnny Mathis. Caroling, Caroling / Happy Holiday.
Caroling Caroling Alberghetti, Anna Maria
Little Traverse Choral Society, Caroling Caroling: Alfred Burt; David Sawtelle dir.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xu868j_chords-and-lyrics-caroling-caroling-cover-


Caroling, Caroling

Caroling, caroling now we go

Christmas bells are ringing
Caroling, caroling through the snow
Christmas bells are ringing

Joyous voices sweet and clear
Sing the sound of heart to cheer
Ding dong, ding dong
Christmas bells are ringing

Caroling, caroling through the town
Christmas bells are ringing
Caroling, caroling up and down
Christmas bells are ringing

Harmony the song we sing
Gladsome tidings now we bring
Ding dong, ding dong
Christmas bells are ringing

Caroling, caroling near and far
Christmas bells are ringing
Following, following yonder star
Christmas bells are ringing

Sing we now this happy morn
For the King of heaven is born
Ding dong, ding dong
Christmas bells are ringing

Ding dong, ding dong
Christmas bells are ringing


TŁUMACZENIE:

Kolędować, kolędować teraz idziemy
Dzwonią dzwonki świąteczne
Kolędować, kolędować przez śnieg
Dzwonią dzwonki świąteczne

Radosne głosy słodkie i jasne
Śpiewaj coraz mocniej dźwięk serca
Ding dong, ding dong
Dzwonią dzwonki świąteczne

Koledować, kolędować przez miasto
Dzwonią dzwonki świąteczne
Kolędować, kolędować w górę iw dół
Dzwonią dzwonki świąteczne

Harmonijnie piosenki śpiewamy
Radosne wieści teraz wznosimy
Ding dong, ding dong
Dzwonią dzwonki świąteczne

Kolędowanie, kolędowanie blisko i daleko
Dzwonią dzwonki świąteczne
Podążaj za gwiazdą
Dzwonią dzwonki świąteczne

Śpiewaj teraz, to szczęśliwy poranek
Dla króla z niebios, który się urodził
Ding dong, ding dong
Dzwonią dzwonki świąteczne

Ding dong, ding dong
Dzwonią dzwonki świąteczne

In 1942, Bates passed the job of composing the music for the annual Christmas carol to his son, , a jazz trumpeter who had just received his music degree from the University of Michigan. Alfred Burt's 15 carols were originally made famous by the Voices of Jimmy Joyce and are now recorded by artists all over the world.

Alfred Burt died in 1954, leaving behind his wife and young daughter. He was 33.
1. Christmas Cometh Caroling(1942)
2. Jesu Parvule (1943)
3. What Are the Signs (1944)
4. Ah, Bleak and Chill the Wintry Wind (1945)
5. All on A Christmas Morning(1946)
6. Nigh Bethlehem (1947)
7. Christ in the Stranger's Guise(1948)
8. Carol of the Mother (Sleep Baby Mine) (1949)

9. Bright Bright the Holly Berries (This Is Christmas)(1950)
10. Some Children See Him(1951)
11. Come, Dear Children(1952)
12. O, Hearken Ye (1953)
13. Caroling Caroling(1954)
14. We'll Dress the House(1954)
15. The Star Carol (1954)
In 2001, fresh out of St. Olaf College with a degree in music composition, I decided to try my own hand at this family tradition. My first carol, a re-setting of Bates Burt's "In a Far Judean City," was given its first reading at a pre-concert talk for a Dale Warland Singers holiday concert. Within days I received a call from Minnesota Public Radio, who was interested in running a feature about the renewed family tradition. Now, each annual carol premieres to a regional listening audience on Minnesota Public Radio.

Each year, my mom and I collaborate to produce the new Christmas card, which, like Bates and Uncle Al, we send out to family and friends. She creates the design and does all the production, which often includes hand-stamping, pasting, and glittering each card.

Click the titles below to hear and read more about each carol.
1. In a Far Judean City (2001)
2. He Might Have Come on Clouds of Heaven(2002)
3. Hail, Christmas Day! (2003)
4. Prayer for Peace (2004)
5. Song of the Pines (2005)
6. Shem Speaks (2006)
7. Run, Toboggan, Run(2007)

8. Behind the Clouds (2008)
9. Be Like the Bird (2009)
10. Carol of the Snow (2010)
11. Come In! Come In! (2011)
12. The Mirthful Heart (2012)
13. Carol of the Stranger(2013)


(TRO (C) Copyright (renewed 1982) and 1957 (renewed 1985) Hollis Music, Inc., New York, N.Y. International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved Including Public Performance for Profit. Used by Permission.)

Wihla Hutson was born in 1901 in East Gary, Indiana. She was an only child. The family moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1913. Her education was in the public schools, but she had a private tutor for piano and organ. Wihla studied at the Detroit Conservatory of Music, and was a graduate of the College of the City of Detroit, now Wayne State University. When Wihla’s father died, Wihla stayed with her mother and worked in the Diocesan office of the Episcopal Church. She did not marry.

In 1929, when she was 28 years old, Wihla became the organist at All Saints Church in Pontiac, Michigan, about 25 miles from Detroit. The pastor at All Saints was the Rev. Bates Burt, Alfred Burt’s father. Wihla retained her residence in Detroit, and drove from there to Pontiac for music rehearsals and services. However, when weather was poor, and at Christmas (when there was both a Christmas Eve service and a morning prayer service), she stayed at the rectory with the Burt family. In so doing, she became like a member of the family, many of whom called her “Aunt Wihla.” She and her mother enjoyed vacations with the Burts at their summer home in Marquette, Michigan.

At his father’s invitation, Al Burt began writing the music for the Burt family Christmas cards in 1942, with Bates continuing to supply the lyrics. (From 1922 to 1941, Rev. Bates Burt had produced both the words and the music). The new collaboration ended in 1948, when Bates Burt died of a heart attack. Al used an old English rune of hospitality, “Christ in the Stranger’s Guise,” for the lyric that year. The rune was supplied by the Reverend John Burt, Al’s brother.

Because Al’s work as a trumpet player and arranger for some of the big bands of the day required extensive travel, Wihla arranged to mail the lyrics for each year’s card to wherever the Burts happened to be. While Al developed the new melody, Anne secured the artwork, arranged to have the cards printed, and updated the lengthy mailing list, which at one time numbered 450 cards.

In 1949, when Al’s wife Anne was expecting their first (and it turned out, only) child, she asked Wihla Hutson to write a lyric for that year’s carol that could also be a lullaby. “Sleep, Baby Mine” was the result, and marked the beginning of the Burt-Hutson collaboration that would last until Al’s death in 1954. The first eight bars of “Sleep, Baby Mine” were used in March of 1950 to announce their daughter Diane’s birth.

The 1950 carol was “This Is Christmas,” sometimes also referred to as “Bright, Bright the Holly Berries, which is the first line of the lyric.” In 1951, Wihla wrote “Some Children See Him,” one of the most beloved of the Burt carols. With the U.S. engaged in the Korean War--following so closely after the Second World War with Germany and Japan--the simple but moving lyric of this carol affirmed that children of any nationality could imagine Jesus to be like them, with the underlying message that love is more important than any claim of race or nationality. In 1995, the country of Palau issued a series of stamps (which compose the background to the page) commemorating “Some Children See Him” and its message of tolerance.

Wihla’s 1952 lyric was also about children. “Come, Dear Children” reflects the happiness that Al and Anne were feeling as they settled into their first home in California’s San Fernando Valley. Anne was pregnant with a second child, and Al was in demand in The Golden State as an arranger and trumpeter. But in 1953, Al–a smoker–was diagnosed with incurable lung cancer. Soon after getting that news, Anne lost the baby she was carrying. In the midst of this sorrow–or perhaps because of it–the Burts chose for their 1953 carol the triumphal “O Hearken Ye.” That was one of four carols that Al raced to finish before death overtook him. The others were “We’ll Dress the House,” the now widely-popular Caroling, Caroling,” and “The Star Carol.”

“The Star Carol” graced the final Burt Christmas card in 1954. It was the last of the four carols to be written. Anne recalled in an interview that “Al realized that death was near, and he was no longer concerned with all the hustle and bustle of this world. He was closer to spiritual things. ‘The Star Carol’ reflects his state of mind at that time. It is so beautiful and pure.” In “The Star Carol,” Wihla Hutson’s tender, sensitive lyrics are combined with one of Al Burt’s most perfect melodies. He labored over the song right up until his death. The last verse of the lyrics is especially poignant to all of us who have made a place in our heart for Al Burt’s music and Wihla Hutson’s lyrics, and who cannot imagine Christmas without these carols:

“Dear baby Jesus, how tiny thou art.
I’ll make a place for thee in my heart.
And when the stars in the heavens I see,
Ever and always I’ll think of thee.” Wihla Hutson

A few years after Al’s death, Wihla Hutson began to write her own Christmas carols, for which she also composed the music. Eighteen of those carols were printed in 1982. In 1994, she wrote the lyrics for a melody composed by Steven SeGraves called “Away to the Piney Wood.” It carries the dedication “In memory of Alfred Burt.”

When Wihla’s mother chose to move to St. Anne’s Retreat in Southfield, Michigan, Wihla accompanied her there, and remained there for 35 years. She served for many years as organist and choir director of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Southfield. She was honored by the choirs of St. David's and All Saints Episcopal Church from Pontiac in a December, 2001 performance of her work. Wihla Hutson died March 24, 2002 in Southfield, Michigan, just a few days short of her 101st birthday.

(Our thanks to Brenda Huntsinger-Williams, and to Dave Bradshaw for supplying facts and articles on which this brief biography was based. Dave Bradshaw also supplied the most recent photo of Wihla Hutson.)

http://www.abbiebetinis.com/writings_burtcarols.html
http://www.alfredburtcarols.com/

Kartki świąteczne do piosenek:
http://www.alfredburtcarols.com/burt/Web%20Pages/artwork.htm