In Which the Prof Does Some E-Caroling

A couple of my favorites…

This one is really more of an Advent piece, but I like it very much. The tune is an old French one, and the lyrics by Eleanor Farjeon, best known for “Morning Has Broken”.

This one is from my wife’s Appalachian home turf, and is still my favorite Christmas song, despite the solecism in the third line:

May your evening be peaceful.

 

About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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1 Response to In Which the Prof Does Some E-Caroling

  1. Rita Barkey says:

    Lovely. I wasn’t familiar with “I Wonder as I Wander”, but it once again underscored for me how Appalachia’s tendrils still cling to the British Isles more tightly than other parts of the US. The tune, quite haunting, echoes Gaelic melodies. (I’m an Irish music performer, and I’m about to go off and play the tune on a tinwhistle.) However, as good an ear I have for harmony and orchestration, I have no ear for lyrics. I can’t understand/hear them. So I had to go and look them up on the internet (after which, of course, I “heard” the solecism). Eh. It’s too beautiful a piece to quibble with the lyricist over the niceties of grammar. Thanks for sharing. May your Christmas with your family be blessed.

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