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Old English Christmas Carols!
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Even if it sounds old, I can't really say this is 'Old English', because this tune was collected early 20th Century around Shropshire & Herefordshire.  (Wikipedia)

Just trying to spread a little Christmas Cheer - so here's one of my favorites, a version from Maggie Sansone & Ensemble Galilei!  

 

"The Truth Sent From Above" is sometimes known as the "Herefordshire Carol" - NOT to be confused with this, "The Hereford Carol"

You can slow this video down to learn it. 

 

 

Here's simple rolling Sheet Music for "The Truth Sent From Above"

 

- Emily

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I had forgotten about this one! 

 

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William L. Simon, ed., Reader’s Digest Merry Christmas Songbook (1981)

"Hey, Ho, Nobody Home' probably dates back to the 16th century though its origins are obscure. We do know that it is from England and was a favorite of carolers who went from door to door at Christmastime, soliciting food and drink in exchange for their harmony. 

 

...was this a Wassailing song? 

- Emily

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