Friday, December 24, 2010
Christmas song: Dear Little StrangerI enjoyed this video of the old and not-often-heard Christmas song, "Dear Little Stranger".
The folk singer Kate Campbell does a beautiful version of this song on her album Wandering Strange. I like the connection of the Christ child with the stranger, the foreigner in this song.
The version on this video is apparently a medieval-style arrangement because it's from a Boar's Head Festival at Christ Church, Cincinnati. Their website has an interesting explanation of the tradition of the Boar's Head Festival.
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No subject for immortal verse
That we who lived by honest dreams
Defend the bad against the worse."
-- Cecil Day-Lewis from Where Are The War Poets?
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