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Thread #89700   Message #1722377
Posted By: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
19-Apr-06 - 08:49 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Bright Morning Star
Subject: RE: Origins: Bright Morning Star
My feeling is that, since this is NOT a Christmas hymn (or carol) but (if the correct words are, "Day is a-breaking)about the coming of daybreak, that it should be, and is, "Bright morning stars..." the plural. I also believe that it sung in Appalachia before it reached England. What say you, Martin?