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Christmas Songs from Many Lands

Christmas Songs from Many Lands

Canadian folk singer Alan Mills (1913—1977), who has been featured in dozens of Folkways recordings, is accompanied by Gilbert Lacombe on guitar for a collection of Yuletide music from 15 countries and cultures. Mills chose these particular Christmas carols and "game" songs not only because they are some of his own holiday favorites, but because they depart from the traditional seasonal repertoire. Listeners can look forward to some interesting and beautiful surprises.

Liner notes include a short profile on Mills as well as brief descriptions of each song’s origin and lyrics.

Track Listing

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The Angel Gabriel Alan Mills 3:01
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102
No Room in the Inn Alan Mills 2:44
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103
King Herod and the Cock Alan Mills 1:10
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104
The Friendly Beasts Alan Mills 2:13
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105
Bring a Torch Alan Mills 1:17
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106
Shepherdess, Oh Tell Me Alan Mills 2:22
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107
The Huron Carol Alan Mills 2:18
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108
Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow Alan Mills 1:37
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109
Mother Mary, What is the Matter? Alan Mills 1:19
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110
Mary had a Baby Alan Mills 2:03
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111
Little Bitty Baby Alan Mills 4:17
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201
Joseph Dearest Alan Mills 2:00
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202
O, Christmas Tree (a) Alan Mills 1:54
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203
O, Christmas Tree (b) Alan Mills 0:41
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204
As Lately We Watched Alan Mills 1:11
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205
Haidom-Haidom Alan Mills 0:40
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206
Gently, The Maiden Alan Mills 1:11
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207
I am so Happy Alan Mills 1:08
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208
The Simple Birth Alan Mills 1:46
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209
Fum, Fum, Fum Alan Mills 0:53
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210
Bagpiper's Carol Alan Mills 2:06
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211
Saint Basil Alan Mills 1:45
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212
Come and Sing Alan Mills 1:38
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213
The Wren Boys Sing Alan Mills 1:52
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12 Days of Christmas Alan Mills 3:35
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