#02346
The Seven Joys Of Mary (Great Big Sea) videos
#2098 - YouTube video by Sean McCann
©2014 ~ Used with permission ~

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The first good joy that Mary had,
it was the joy of one,
To see her own son Jesus Christ,
when He was first her son;
When He was first her son, good man,
and blessed may He be.

Oh oh, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for all eternity;
Oh oh, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for all eternity.

The next good joy that Mary had,
it was the joy of two,
To see her own son Jesus Christ,
when He was sent to school;
When He was sent to school, good man,
and blessed may He be.

Oh oh, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for all eternity;
Oh oh, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for all eternity.

The next good joy that Mary had,
it was the joy of three,
To see her own son Jesus Christ,
to make the blind to see;
To make the blind to see, good man,
and blessed may He be.

Oh oh, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for all eternity;
Oh oh, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for all eternity.

The next good joy that Mary had,
it was the joy of four,
To see her own son Jesus Christ,
to read the Bible o'er;
To read the Bible o'er, good man,
and blessed may He be.

Oh oh, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for all eternity;
Oh oh, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for all eternity.

The next good joy that Mary had,
it was the joy of five,
To see her own son Jesus Christ,
to bring the dead alive;
To bring the dead alive, good man,
and blessed may He be.

Oh oh, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for all eternity;
Oh oh, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for all eternity.

The next good joy that Mary had,
it was the joy of six,
To see her own son Jesus Christ,
upon the crucifix;
Upon the crucifix, good man,
and blessed may He be.

Oh oh, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for all eternity;
Oh oh, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for all eternity.

The last good joy that Mary had,
it was the joy of seven,
To see her own son Jesus Christ,
to wear the crown of Heaven;
To wear the crown of Heaven, good man,
and blessed may He be.

Oh oh, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for all eternity;
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for all eternity.
Oh oh, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for all eternity.

####.... Author unknown. Traditional English Christmas carol ....####
This variant was arranged and recorded by Great Big Sea on compilation albums: (The Christmas Wish, trk#1, 1999, Avalon Music Ltd, Torbay, NL); and (Atlantic Standards Christmas, trk#1, 2007, WEA, Scarborough, Ontario).

The video above is from a 1995 performance by Great Big Sea.


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The video below features a performance of a variant by Raymond Crooke of Melbourne, Australia. In his notes Raymond tells us this carol goes back to the fourteenth-century, under the title Joyis Fyve, and recounts seven things about Jesus that made his mother happy.

#970 YouTube video by raymondcrooke
©2007 ~ Used with permission ~

The video below features The MacGinkels, singing celtic music at a Robbie Burns Day Celebration in St Thomas, Ontario.

#1248 YouTube video by troykryt
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~


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