Traditional - Deck The Halls

First performance: 08/12/2001


Coverinfo

The song was performed 3 times:
 
During the Christmas show in 2001.
 
2001-12-04 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
The full E Street Band minus Roy Bittan and Steven Van Zandt, is present. The show opens with The Miami Horns performing a brief "Deck The Halls" before Bruce kicks off.
 
 
 
2001-12-07 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
a brief "Deck The Halls" by the horn section kicks it off, leading into "Incident On 57th Street".
 
2001-12-08 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
The brief horn "Deck The Halls" again leads into "Incident On 57th Street".
 

Songinfo

"Deck the Halls" (originally titled "Deck the Hall"), is a traditional Christmas, yuletide, and New Years' carol. The melody is Welsh dating back to the sixteenth century, and belongs to a winter carol, "Nos Galan", while the English lyrics, written by the Scottish musician Thomas Oliphant, date to 1862.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
'Tis the season to be jolly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Don we now our gay apparel
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
Troll the ancient Yule-tide carol
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

[Verse 2]
See the blazing Yule before us
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Strike the harp and join the chorus
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Follow me in merry measure
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
While I tell of Yule-tide treasure
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

[Verse 3]
Fast away the old year passes
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Hail the new year, lads and lasses
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Sing we joyous, all together
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
Heedless of the wind and weather
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la