The Twelve days of Christmas in Song – Day 8 continues with Happy New Year Greetings from us all at Denbigh and District Male Voice Choir. .
We all hope that 2018 will be peaceful and less troubled throughout the world.
The origins of today’s song, in short, are uncertain.
On balance, it is very likely thought to be an American spiritual song.
The words to the first verse are, by and large, in keeping with the traditional view of a child’s bedtime prayer.
There is internet citation claiming Otis Leon McCoy to be the composer.
Minister and Music Editor
He was a minister as well as being a music editor and songwriter.
Furthermore, McCoy organised the music department of the Church of God Publishing House as Tennessee Music and Printing Company in 1931.
From a Christmas Cracker:
Who hides in the bakery at Christmas?
A mince spy
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