The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54434   Message #842622
Posted By: nutty
06-Dec-02 - 05:26 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Seven Joys
Subject: RE: Origins: The Seven Joys
Sorry to be pedantic but it is this particular version (the one I made the link to) that I am interested in.

It has a peculiar form of chorus which seems to link with "The Holly bears a Berry" (the rising of the sun and the running of the deer etc)

This version printed in both Birmingham and Newcastle in the early 1800's is one that I have not come across before.