Day 22: Today’s Christmas Song

This is an interesting version of Good King Wenceslas. Has anyone ever heard this arrangement?

I haven’t and would have never known about it had I not received the Blackmore’s Night CD as a Christmas gift over a decade ago.

The second verse appears in Beyond the Precipice for its symbolism and relevance to the story.

“Hither, page, and stand by me,
If thou know’st it, telling,
Yonder peasant, who is he?
Where and what his dwelling?”
“Sire, he lives a good league hence,
Underneath the mountain;
Right against the forest fence,
By Saint Agnes’ fountain.”

“Bring me flesh*, and bring me wine,
Bring me pine logs hither:
Thou and I will see him dine,
When we bear them thither.”

*bread in some versions, flesh in others.

Today’s Christmas song is posted by mortuusflosamori.

About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction and fantasy, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning difficulties and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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One Response to Day 22: Today’s Christmas Song

  1. danawayne423 says:

    Don’t know that I have ever heard this version….interesting.

    Liked by 1 person

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