The Cherry Tree Carol

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Terry Tucker & Ardyth Gilbertson
traditional, England

Story

from Ancient Ayres & Carols for Christmas CD:  This carol dates back to the early 15th century; some versions include verses with more details and unfolding of the story.  This Appalachian version has the verse concerning Joseph's very real reaction to news that his virgin betrothed is about to have a baby that isn't his.