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Alternative title: Come all you True Good Christians

Performer: Bishop, Emily
Place Collected: Bromsberrow Heath
Date collected: 1952
Collector: Kennedy, Peter
Roud Number: 535

Carols about the annunciation have been around since the early years of Christianity, from the 13th century “Angelus ad Virginem”. 19th century carols dealing with annunciation were printed on chapbooks, and extended to many verses. Versions that start “Come all you true good Christians” have been frequently collected, usually in southern England.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 20 May 2015