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Friday, December 24, 2010

Huron Carol repeat

Reposted from last year :)

The Huron Carol has become part of the Brat Christmas. It is usually sung by a
native Canadian, Tom Jackson - who has an amazing voice - and I tried to find
it. . I couldn't but I did find an even better version:All part of the brat edumacational service. And if you go here, you can actually hear Tom Jackson singing another song. Did I mention I LOVE Tom Jackson? Enjoy!

The "Huron Carol" (or "'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime") is a Christmas hymn, written in 1643 by Jean de Brébeuf, a Christian missionary at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Canada. 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 a traditional French folk song, "Une Jeune Pucelle" ("A Young Maid"). The well known English lyrics were written in 1926 by Jesse Edgar Middleton.

This version performed by Heather Dale, and sung in Wendat (Huron), French and English....