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A German Christmas carol, translated into English both as "O Christmas Tree" and "O Faithful Pine." The same tune is used for the state songs of Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, and New Jersey.

German words: O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum,
Wie treu sind deine Blätter.
Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit,
Nein, auch im Winter, wenn es schneit.
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum,
Wie treu sind deine Blätter.

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum,
du kannst mir sehr gefallen.
Wie oft hat nicht zur Weihnachtszeit
Ein Baum von dir mich hoch erfreut.
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum,
du kannst mir sehr gefallen.

"O Christmas Tree" translation:
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us.
They're green when summer days are bright:
They're green when winter snow is white.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us.

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You give us so much pleasure!
How oft at Christmas tide the sight,
O green fir tree, gives us delight!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You give us so much pleasure!

"O Faithful Pine" translation (credited to Alice Mattullath in my songbook)
O faithful pine, O faithful pine,
You stand in verdant beauty,
O faithful pine, O faithful pine,
You stand in verdant beauty,
Your boughs are green in summer's glow,
And do not fade in winter's snow,
O faithful pine, O faithful pine,
You stand in verdant beauty.


O faithful pine, O faithful pine,
I love your spreading branches.
O faithful pine, O faithful pine,
I love your spreading branches.
At Christmas time, you're green and fair,
While other trees of leaves are bare,
O faithful pine, O faithful pine,
I love your spreading branches.


O faithful pine, O faithful pine,
You teach a goodly lesson.
O faithful pine, O faithful pine,
You teach a goodly lesson.
That faith and hope will never die
Though clouds may cover all the sky.
O faithful pine, O faithful pine,
You teach a goodly lesson.

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