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Thread #65439   Message #1079380
Posted By: Joe_F
24-Dec-03 - 05:27 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: 'Good King Wenceslas' in Latin
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'Good King Wenceslas' in Latin
Dani: Sanc-tus Wen-ces-la-us Rex -- 7 syllables, just what you need (cf. Good King Wen-ces-las looked out).

As to the comment in the Oxford Book of Carols, whoever wrote it is entitled to his opinion, but I think he overdoes his expression of it & may reasonably be suspected of wishing to spoil other people's fun. Its popularity with *me*, at any rate, is not due solely to the tune.