‘Child in the Manger’

You might remember this carol in another guise: Cat Stevens singing Morning Has Broken, back in the 1970s.

But these Christmas lyrics were originally in Gaelic, published in Scotland in the 19th century and later translated into English, and the melody is traditional Irish.  It was adapted for the original Morning Has Broken in 1931–so what we were hearing forty-some years ago was already forty years old and then some.


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