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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Huron Carol (‘Twas in the Moon of Winter Time)

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chuckv97 - Posted - 10/31/2021:  22:18:23

A fingerstyle guitar arrangement of this beautifully haunting Canadian carol.

"The "Huron Carol" (or "Twas in the Moon of Wintertime") is a Canadian Christmas hymn (Canada's oldest Christmas song), written probably in 1642 by Jean de Brébeuf, a Jesuit missionary at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Canada.[1]Brébeuf wrote the lyrics in the native language of the Huron/Wendat people; the song's original Huron title is "Jesous Ahatonhia" ("Jesus, he is born"). The song's melody is based on a traditional French folk song, "Une Jeune Pucelle" ("A Young Maid"). The well-known English lyrics were written in 1926 by Jesse Edgar Middleton."

Edited by - chuckv97 on 10/31/2021 22:21:38

chuckv97 - Posted - 11/01/2021:  14:44:53

Here are the first two verses

and a version by Sarah McLachlan

Edited by - chuckv97 on 11/01/2021 14:45:39


Paul R - Posted - 11/02/2021:  17:28:30

Great stuff, as usual, Chuck. Very "clean" and not rushed - fine atmosphere.

There's a version on Bruce Cockburn's Christmas album. He sings the Huron lyrics.

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