John Speller's Web Pages Star of Bethlehem

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Star of Bethlehem
A favorite West Cornish carol for Christmas and Epiphany sung in Atlantic coastal parishes northeast of Penzance. A slightly different version beginning,"Lo! the Eastern image rise" [sic.], is found on a broadsheet, published by Wright of Birmingham in the middle of the nineteenth century, is found in the Bodleian Library [Douce adds. 137(2)].

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St. Piran's Church, Perranzabuloe, where this carol was sung in the nineteenth century. Image Copyright Tony Atkin and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
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