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Today and All the New Year

by Dan Berggren

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These words are based on a carol from a 1642 collection and can be sung to Greensleeves and probably many other tunes as well. I wrote the chorus and you're invited to sing along - the more harmony the better.


The old year now does pass away
The new year comes a while to stay
So let us merry be this day
And sing with joyful cheer
*May all of humanity
Live and love in harmony
Finding strength in diversity
Today and all the new year
Let our joy be unconfined
Put grief and sorrow far behind
Farewell to a troubled mind
Send us a happy new year
Our joyous greetings now we send
With heart and hand to every friend
And pray we may our lives amend
And good deeds soon appear
Now let us all be welcoming
The goodly days soon to begin
Casting off the doubts within
That cause us worry and fear
[traditional tune & words; chorus by Dan Berggren © 2021]


released December 31, 2021
Dan Berggren, guitar & vocals


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Dan Berggren New York

Dan Berggren is a tradition-based songsmith who writes with honesty, humor and a
strong sense of place. His songs explore the many dimensions of home, hard-working
folks, taking care of our planet and each other. Dan’s roots are firmly in the Adirondacks where he was raised but his music has
branched out across many borders.
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