John Speller's Web Pages Down in yon Forest (Derbyshire Version)

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Down in yon Forest (Derbyshire Version)
The text and tune of this traditional Derbyshire carol was collected by Ivor Gatty and Ralph Vaughan Williams from Joseph Hall (1854-1931) a prominent landowner and gentleman farmer of Castleton, Derbyshire in 1908 and, together with other variants, is on the Hymns & Carols of Christmas website. This version is a harmonization of the melody found there. Stainer & Bell published Vaughan Williams' own mostly unison version in Eight Traditional English Carols in 1919.

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Crest of Joseph Hall (1854-1931) of Castleton, Derbyshire.
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