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On Christmas Night All Christians Sing

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Performer: Bishop, Emily
Place Collected: Bromsberrow Heath
Date collected: 1952 (13 Oct)
Collector: Kennedy, Peter
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

Media & Downloads

Hear the song/tune as collected (mp3 stream):

See the song/tune as collected (PDF file)
Hear the song/tune (midi file)
Version to sing (PDF file)
Hear a version to sing (midi file)

Modern recording performed by: Puzzlejug

Song/tune as collected (abc file)
Version to sing (abc file)