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Performer: Bayliss, William
Place Collected: Buckland
Date collected: 1909 (7 Apr)
Collector: Sharp, Cecil
Roud Number: 597

Some publications call this carol ‘On Christmas Night’. Different versions have been collected and the carol is also known as ‘On Christmas Night True Christians Sing’, ‘On Christmas Night All Christians Sing’ and ‘The Sussex Carol’.

Sharp published the carol in 1911 in ‘English Folk Carols’ saying ‘No alteration has been made in the words. … The words are on a broadside by Batchelar.’

Notes by Gwilym Davies