Bergundian Carol

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Bernard de la Mannoye (c. 1700) / Oscar Brand

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The winter season of the year
When to this world a babe was born
The ox and donkey, so they say
Did keep his holy presence warm

How many oxen and donkeys now
If they were there when first he came
How many oxen and donkeys you know
At such a time would do the same?

And on that night, it has been told
These humble beasts, so rough and rude
Throughout the night of holy birth
Drank no water, ate no food

How many oxen and donkeys now
If they were there when first he came
How many oxen and donkeys you know
At such a time would do the same?

As soon as to these humble beasts
Appeared the babe, so mild and sweet
With joy they knelt before his grace
And gently kissed his tiny feet

How many oxen and donkeys now
Dressed in ermine, silk and such,
How many oxen and donkeys you know
At such a time would do as much?

How many oxen and donkeys now
If they were there when first he came
How many oxen and donkeys you know
At such a time would do the same?

credits

from The Longest Winter, released December 5, 2014

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tags: folk New York

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Robinson & Rohe Brooklyn, New York

Jean Rohe and Liam Robinson were brought together a decade ago by a love of participatory music-making and American and Anglo folk song. In 2013, they began collaborating as cowriters, developing a repertoire of original music that now lives alongside the old songs they hold dear. Their performances evidence their care for fine song craft, detailed arrangements, and elegant harmonies. ... more

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