What song does troll the ancient yuletide carol come from? I personallywill probably wind up being returning alot more normally. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. A Mark Nielsen Joint: Post-Punk Prophecies, Praise & Punditry for Progressive People With Both Brains and Soul, Dis blog is solely da opinions of Mark S. Nielsen an' in no way represents any organization wit which I am affiliated, or about which I speak herein. I guess I shouldn't leave this blog hanging. Having you explain what some of these words mean – has helped me greatly, I now have an idea what I am singing about – you are clever! A group of trolls kidnapped Santa, resentful that they had no part in Christmas – until a resourceful little elf brings out this very carol to make them realize they have always been a part of the holiday…, Great info! > Q. 5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars. By: dollarstoreadventures on December 10, 2007 at 6:01 am, Juletide or Yuletide (Yultid or Jultid are older english forms see, too) – from the SWEDISH and maybe Norwegian? Excerpt from “’The New England Sampler,” Yankee Magazine, December 1995. decking the hall means decorating the halls. ( Log Out /  By: Kendra Greeman-Hansen on December 15, 2017 at 4:25 pm, I learned something new; I had always thought it was ‘toll’ as well, and was unaware of the other meaning of troll. By: Will Fitzgerald on December 9, 2007 at 7:26 am. Troll the ancient yuletide carol. Fa la la la la. Troll the ancient Yuletide carol Fal la la la la, la la la la Fal la la la la, la la la la Submit Corrections. The name of this familiar is a play on a line from the traditional Christmas song Deck the Halls, "Troll the ancient yuletide carol". Merry Christmas! Deck The Halls. Which leads me to part two of today’s post: a minor, incomplete, informal glossary of terms that we seldom use anymore, from a carol that we sing all the time. Also, it was ONE hall, not plural “halls,” that was decked — it was the manor’s great hall, where the festivities took place and the Yule log was burned; I’ve almost given up on this one…. What song does troll the ancient yuletide carol come from? It introduces Carol, and explains how she became Santa's helper for delivering toys to the monsters. I think that after some research that it is troll. http://www.gclubcasino-viet.com/component/k2/author/1605. What are the lyrics to it? Was looking at my Holly Bush thinking what the Heck is a Bough of Holly! This setting should only be used on your home or work computer. Thanks ChristopherD! 'Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la la la la! By: Julie on December 18, 2013 at 9:18 am. “Don we now our gay apparel” – here don refers to the act of putting on clothes(whether or not your name is Don… in fact many Dons prefer no clothing at all), and gay is a synonym for colorful and carefree… which may explain somewhat the modern adoption of the term by homosexuals. Deck the Halls Troll the ancient Yule-tide carol. I think ‘tide’ in the relevant sense means essentially ‘time,’ and the sea ‘tide’ derives its meaning from this. God = good and tid = time. It happens. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9781683507345, 1683507347. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 443 likes. Tide: A specific occurrence of such a variation as to differ it from other times/days/portions of a season.”, By: Patch on January 19, 2020 at 7:45 pm. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Strike the harp and join the chorus. There are actually different variations of the "Deck the Halls" where people substitute "toll" with "troll" but it actually means to sing heartily and loudly the ancient yuletide carol. Makes sense. ( Log Out /  ( Log Out /  We took courses in all sorts of the English language in Highschool. Let’s troll the trolls by dragging this word back to the cheery side! Post was not sent - check your email addresses! After singing “Troll the ancient yuletide carol” at school yesterday, I pictured a small group of trolls going door-to-door, angrily singing holiday songs in their scratchy troll voices, smiling through their disgusting troll teeth, making a bid to undermine their cute cousins the elves in a historic reversal of the grand Christmas myth-making experience. Awesome reading! Trusting Reality - Jesus & Ken Wilber's Integral Psychology, Mickey Rudin ("Sinatra's Consigliere"), an Afghan Shia Prince, Trump and Dennis Hopper, Troll the Ancient Yuletide Carol: A Glossary, Justice In Narnia, America, Denmark & the World. To troll a song is simply to sing it in a full, rolling voice. Troll the ancient Yuletide carol, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Reblogged this on Marking Time and commented: one of my classic blog posts… we sang some of these songs again at my church’s Christmas party last night. 4.3 secs. Carol, The Ancient Yuletide Troll is the first in a series of stories about Carol, a good troll who serves as a Santa figure for monsters. Troll the Ancient Yuletide Carol Posted on January 3, 2017 by Oliver O'Sullivan in Culture , Entertainment , Technology , Uncategorized // 0 Comments Every year, the holiday season officially begins in earnest with the milquetoast strains of emcee Lauer declaring St. Nick’s arrival on a sleigh/float/flatbed in the annual Macy’s parade. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Verse 2 begins “See the blazing yule before us”, which refers to the Christmas tradition of burning a yule log (not to a pyromaniac’s fantasy of setting the whole festival on fire). Some say it is really "toll". We enjoy the company of other voices at least once a year, not worrying a bit about how troll-like our own voice sounds. Helpful. We just sing it. See the Middle English Dictionary definitions: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED45767. It introduces Carol, and explains how she became Santa’s helper for delivering toys to the monsters. So thank you! Fa la la la la, la la la la — "Deck the Halls" Troll might make us think of internet commenters today, but the verb featured in "Deck the Halls" has nothing to do with harassers, or with creatures living underneath bridges, for that matter. ( Log Out /  Merry Christ-Mass to you too. Yuletide, for instance. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9781683507345, 1683507347. “Oh what fun, it is to bake, an ugly troll today… HEY!”, Posted in Arts & Culture, Christianity, Education, Home & Garden, Music, Poetry & Writing, Religion, Uncategorized. Thank you Mark – At present I am learning the words to “Deck the Halls” to sing at an audition I’m going for. I will also tell about it to my friends also in reality all the people known to me. you’re welcome, Julie. The statement implies a ancient carol sung at the yuletide. Why would you think that it means anything but time? Don’t let the trolls win! O Come, O … I’ve long heard that to “troll” was not as one would automatically assume, and now knowing it in this context makes complete sense. Bowie's cryptic Blackstar: What is the 'villa of Ormen'? Learn how your comment data is processed. But what is the ancient yuletide carol? The modern, obnoxious sense of "troll" comes from a much later importation from Scandinavian mythology. ThoughT this would be helpful: “Yuletide: Yule, a word used to define both Pagan and Christian celebration and feast during the latter parts of December. Then I looked it up at home and my book of Christmas songs said “troll” also. Carol, the Ancient Yuletide Troll by Matt Taylor and Publisher Morgan James Kids. It continues with “Troll the ancient Yuletide carol,” “troll” meaning here to “sing with a full and merry voice” the very old carol of the Yule time, Yule having become the “Christmas” season. There’s even another blog post about it (including some more explanation about Deck the […], By: Troll the ancient yuletide carol | Language Trainers UK Blog on December 27, 2010 at 4:56 am, “Troll the Ancient Yuletide Carol: A Glossary � Marking Time” I’m just a member of wordpress with a blog for all the stuff that happens to me at the dollar store I work at, and “random blog” led me to your page. Yankee Magazine • November 25, 2014 • Read Comments (4) 4.00 avg. I was taught “toll” in college so now “troll” sounds wrong. probably got name of cycles of seas’ high and low water called ‘tides’ from Scandanavian, too, with the regularity being calculable (predicatable) and so set to ‘time’ (time of the high water or time of the low water, etc), By: ChristopherD on December 23, 2007 at 10:54 pm. By: porn on September 24, 2014 at 10:45 pm, Contacta con las compañías de tu base de datos y pregúntales si están satisfechos con tus servicios de limpieza. TROLL THE ANCIENT YULETIDE CAROL. Thanks! Just for the record, though, there’s only one “hall” to deck, rather than the plural “halls.”, By: karen on December 23, 2008 at 7:26 am. lol, By: Mihelle Foster-Doyle on December 12, 2013 at 12:41 pm. Troll the ancient yuletide carol. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. On December 20, 2012 December 6, 2013 By David In Uncategorized. After singing "Troll the ancient yuletide carol" at school yesterday, I pictured a small group of trolls going door-to-door, angrily singing holiday songs in their scratchy troll voices, smiling through their disgusting troll teeth, making a bid to undermine their cute cousins the elves in a historic reversal of the grand Christmas myth-making experience. Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2018. This troll is not a monster found beneath bridges or a method of fishing, but a vocal technique. Where do the lyrics "Troll the ancient yule tide Carol" come from? When it says “Troll the ancient Yuletide carol” it does not mean “deliberately offend old songs online,” which may come as surprise. “Troll the Ancient Yuletide Carol” | Lexicon. And as for the word gay, it still means happy, free, and all those other words. Isn’t it interesting how we help others – somewhere… sometime … somehow…. honestly got me personally simply hooked on ur website! It's the 8th of January, and the reason I've not updated it is... well, Christmas is over. The creative, believable fiction gave me that feel good feeling and happiness for Carol the Ancient Yuletide troll. Now *that’s* the kind of scholarship we can enjoy sharing out here on the internet: thorough without being longwinded. I was wrong. Coming out for Christmas 2017 The word slowly acquired a second, sexual connotation beginning in the 1700s (sexually carefree & loose), and in the 1920s writers like Gertrude Stein and Noel Coward started slyly using it to refer to sexual orientation. lol, By: Linzy Lunkwist on January 15, 2019 at 6:07 am. photo by herald-leader staff photographer mark cornelison. Follow me in merry measure, Fa la la la la, la la la la. AZLyrics. By: Mark Nielsen on December 14, 2013 at 6:08 pm. “Deck the halls with branches of …of ?… oh, of Stoli ! And here’s a fun, “gay” fact about one of my fave films ever, lifted direct from wiki: “Troll the ancient yuletide carol” – for troll, see above… followed by yuletide, with yule- referring to a pre-Christian (aka pagan) winter festival, and –tide referring (I think… since I’m having little luck finding an online definition and I’m too lazy to go find a real reference book) to the wave-like ebb and flow of seasons. ), https://platform.linkedin.com/badges/js/profile.js. Crazy New Christmas Classics – A Portfolio, The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained, Troll the ancient yuletide carol | Language Trainers UK Blog, http://www.gclubcasino-viet.com/component/k2/author/1605, Fred’s Sabbatical (in India, Nepal, Bangladesh), Reba Place Church (Mennonite), Evanston, IL, Donovan McNabb – by my pal Michael Chatlien, Robert Downey Jr: "Kirk Douglas raped a teenaged Natalie Wood in the 50s" (Updated story). I suppose I had not noticed the word before because we’re so used to turning off our brains when we sing Christmas carols. Wonder no more. WTF? = Merry Christmas! 0 Comment Report abuse Rochelle Jones. The definition of “yule,” however, is not as easy. Fa la la la la la la la la! Thank you for sharing this archive, Yankee. And some words are self-explanatory exactly by their context. I may look at goofy words from some other carols later in the week. Not the ugly guys who live under fairytale bridges, or the flourescent-haired naked ’80s toys, or a pesky internet lurker, of course. Joanne, By: Joanne on January 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm, By: Paula on November 15, 2010 at 12:07 pm, […] also ‘to sing in the manner of a round or catch’. The Office (2005) - S05E10 Moroccan Christmas. There was generally only one per hamlet/castle. 2.6 secs. In the Hokku Calendar, the Winter Solstice is the point at which the Yin force reaches its maximum — Yin being cold and dark and still. Fa la la la la, la la la la. (Is dat legal enough for ya? Carol, The Ancient Yuletide Troll is the first in a series of stories about Carol, a good troll who serves as a Santa figure for monsters. "Carol of the Belches" is a play on the name of another traditional Christmas song, "Carol of the Bells." C. Celtic Woman Lyrics. Carol, The Ancient Yuletide Troll. Also, my guess is that ‘troll’ is related to ‘trill’; i.e., both are imitative forms (like ‘oink’ or ‘baa’). get yourself an egg nog with that five bucks you just won, or whatever you won, share it back with your husband. My other pet peeve with this song is that I think it should be Deck the Hall, singular, as in the great hall. When homosexuals were first called “gay”, it was a slam, and they didn’t like it. Not to leave you hanging. The lucky Tam O'Shanter message refers to the line "Don we now our gay apparel" from the same song. By: Bonnie Cripe on June 15, 2020 at 7:04 pm. Thanks for settling a bet between me and my husband, who made fun of me for singing “troll” when he was convinced it was “toll”. troll – to sing in a loud, carefree way. It seems to me that at least by then, he should have been exposed to some of these words. I mean of juniper, from which Stolichnaya is made, or boughs of ‘Scotch’ pine bottles, or boughs of Holly Go-lightly… ok, i will shut up now. Deck the Halls Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la! Thanks a lot -Ashleigh, By: http://tinyurl.com/lordjames37546 on February 7, 2013 at 3:29 am, Love it Thank you Beverly Flanigan reported that she'd always heard the line with trill.I immediately trotted out the relevant OED 2 subentry (which had cites for this use of troll from the 16th century through 1977) and noted that {" trill the ancient Yuletide"} got only one Google webhit, while the version with "troll" got 3,590. Yule logs have some vague connection to the Norse god Thor, but we won’t go there. This, of course, is how people do sing at Christmas parties, especially those who have indulged in three or four cups of eggnog. But right now, this has taken too long, and there is a small child in the next room, patiently waiting to make troll-shaped sugar cookies with me. Deck the Halls is full of them, since it’s from the Old Welsh: First, the title phrase – “deck the halls with boughs of holly” – with deck being a synonym for decorate (not a WWE wrestling move), and boughs being an archaic term for branches (see also the old lullabye Rock a Bye Baby, where it’s “When the bough breaks…”). I find it strange that this gentleman has such confusion over a few words that are no longer frequently used in American English today. By: Mark Nielsen on December 18, 2013 at 3:32 pm. Too picky? Every year at this time, as the last note of “Deck the Halls” fades into the general hubub of Christmas party conversation, the question hangs in the air, unasked: What exactly does the phrase “troll the ancient Yuletide carol” mean? keep up the great work. After realising I didn’t know the first word to the line (the rest being ‘the ancient yuletide carol’), I guessed at toll (bells are quite Christmassy after all). I never had a bit of difficulty understanding any of the terms in this carol. Angels We Have Heard On High. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Deck the Halls Troll the ancient Yule-tide carol. My first childrens book, its the story of a kind troll named Carol, who becomes a Santa figure to the monsters of her world! … We also use archaic or otherwise difficult language that, during the other eleven months of the year, we have no use for. Turns out "Troll the ancient yuletide carol" has nothing to do with fooling around with Mrs. Brady under the mistletoe 48 More: Interesting , Lord Jesus , trolls People have increasingly been changing this line to “toll the ancient Yuletide carol” (now over 17,000 hits on Google). ha! { profiles } donna boyd of the center for old music in the new world in rehearsal at st. michael's episcopal church. The modern, obnoxious sense of troll comes from a much later importation from Scandinavian mythology. Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice — Great Yule, the beginning of the Twelve Days of Yule. Troll the ancient Yuletide carol. Change ). Well written, very entertaining… found while making a point to another. album: "The Magic Of Christmas" (2019) We Wish You A Merry Christmas. Jultid = christmas time; God Jul! Prized Cup | Up Close with the Hoodsie Cup, Message in a Turkey | Stuffing the Ballot Box, Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving on the Fourth Thursday in November | Footnote to History, “Troll the Ancient Yuletide Carol” | Lexicon. I thought it was a typo –that it was supposed to be “toll”, like the tolling of a bell– and that’s what I told the students. Fast away the old year passes, Verified Purchase. By: Mark Nielsen on December 24, 2007 at 11:25 pm, There was a television cartoon special – late 80’s or early 90’s – that revolved around this very carol. Do You Hear What I Hear. Troll the Ancient Yuletide Carol Friday, January 8, 2010. Nat King Cole famously sang, “Jack Frost nipping at your nose / Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,” and when we deck the halls, we’re expected to “troll the ancient yuletide carol.” But amidst the merriness and fa-la-la-ing, did you ever stop to ask yourself exactly what a yuletide is? Fa la la la la. 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