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A lullaby carol dating from the 14th century, this song tells the story of a maiden who wants to put her child to sleep without singing to him. He feels wronged and tells his mother to sing. She replies 'Sweet son, of what should I sing? I never knew anything more about you than Gabriel's greeting'. She goes on to tell him of the meeting and finishes 'Certainly I saw this song sung, as I lay this Christmas Day alone in my desire'.

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from The Ministry of Angels, released July 12, 2014
Clara Sanabras - voice
Clare Salaman - nyckelharpa
Joy Smith - medieval harp

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