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Now begin the blissful theme
The anonymous text of this carol is found in A Selection of Carols, Pieces, and Anthems, Suitable for Christmas (London: W. Kent & Co.; Penzance: F. Rodda, ca. 1860). It is also found in a broadside, printed by Harris of Hayle (Roud Index V34997).

The original tune is not given, and in the absence of this I have chosen a slightly later West Country tune by Dr. D. J.Wood. David Joseph Wood, Mus.Bac. (Oxon.), Mus.Doc. (Cantuar.), F.R.C.O., L.T.C.L. (1849-1919) was organist of Exeter from 1876 until his death in 1919.

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Carn Brea near Redruth, Cornwall, ca. 1850
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