Coventry Carol

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Terry Tucker & Ardyth Gilbertson
traditional, England

Story

from Ancient Ayres & Carols for Christmas CD:  This carol is from a 15th century play from Coventry, England - "The Pageant of the Shearmen and the Tailors".  Mystery plays performed at Christmas re-enacted Bible stories and were a means of helping ordinary people learn these stories.  The tune first appeared around 1591.