Carols - While Shepherds Watched

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Name your favourite Christmas carol.

While Shepherds Watched

While Shepherds Watched.
'The heavenly Babe you there shall find

To human view displayed,

All meanly wrapped in swathing bands,

And in a manger laid,

And in a manger laid.'

Thus spake the seraph and forthwith

Appeared a shining throng

Of angels praising God on high,

Who thus addressed their song,

Who thus addressed their song:

'All glory be to God on high,

And to the Earth be peace;

Good will henceforth from Heaven to men

Begin and never cease,

Begin and never cease!'

The tune? You want one? Well, the Handel version is usual, but give yourself extra points if you can manage it to the tune of On Ilkla Moor Baht At.

See? You can't truly enjoy the parodies until you've learned the originals.

What's your favourite carol, pagan or otherwise? Want to share?

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