John Speller's Web Pages While Shepherds Watched (Sherburne)

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While Shepherds Watched (Sherburne)
Daniel Reed wrote this well-known carol in New Haven, Connecticut in 1793. Sherburne might either be Sherburne, New York or Sherburne, Massachusetts, which was renamed Nantucket Town in 1795. The carol was widely sung throughout the United States and is found in many other collections, such as the Missouri Harmony.

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"The town of Sherburne on the Island of Nantucket." Engraving by B. Tanner, c. 1790
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