John Speller's Web Pages Waits' Song

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Waits' Song
A watch-night carol, widely sung throughout England, including Cornwall. The West Cornish version is found in William Sandys, Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern (London: Richard Beckley, 1833), and this particular version, taken from Stainer and Bramley's collection, is similar. The third stanza is obviously related to "Jerusalem my happy home."

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