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Thread #158777   Message #3759592
Posted By: GUEST,adathecadre
19-Dec-15 - 07:46 AM
Thread Name: Disappearing Carols
Subject: RE: Disappearing Carols
What tune do you sing to While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks? There are lots. I have been told that was the only carol allowed (presumably by the C of E) in the C18th, so different places set their own tunes to it. When I arrived in Cornwall I heard two versions that were unfamiliar to this Londoner. Last week at a Christmas sing in Frogpool the words were sung at different points to three tunes, one version has a chorus about Chiming Christmas Bells.