Day Nine: Three Ships Stump Me

I admit it, “I Saw Three Ships” has me stumped.  Try as I might, I could not find anyone who knew what this song was about.  To the best of my knowledge, it’s a British song from the Victorian era and that’s the best I could do.  If you know, feel free to chime in!

I Saw Three Ships

I saw three ships come sailing in

On Christmas day, on Christmas day

I saw three ships come sailing in

On Christmas day in the morning.

And what was in those ships all three?

On Christmas day, on Christmas day

And what was in those ships all three?

On Christmas day in the morning.

Our Savior, Christ, and His Lady,

On Christmas day, on Christmas day

Our Savior, Christ, and His Lady,

On Christmas day in the morning.

Pray, whither sailed those ships all three?

On Christmas day, on Christmas day

Pray, whither sailed those ships all three?

On Christmas day in the morning.

O, they sailed to Bethlehem,

On Christmas day, on Christmas day

O, they sailed to Bethlehem,

On Christmas day in the morning.

And all the bells on earth shall ring,

On Christmas day, on Christmas day

And all the bells on earth shall ring,

On Christmas day in the morning.

And all the angels in Heaven shall sing,

On Christmas day, on Christmas day

And all the angels in Heaven shall sing,

On Christmas day in the morning.

Then let us all rejoice and amain,

On Christmas day, on Christmas day

Then let us all rejoice amain,

On Christmas day in the morning.

And all the souls on earth shall sing,

On Christmas day, on Christmas day

And all the souls on earth shall sing,

On Christmas day in the morning.

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