I’ve always loved the tune of Greensleeves, that English folk sound that is so hauntingly beautiful. And so What Child is This, written to the tune of Greensleeves in 1865 makes my list, as we wind down. (Amusingly, one possible interpretation of the original lyrics of Greensleeves is that it’s about a prostitute.)
There are of course many versions. Sticking with the artists whose Christmas albums I enjoy most, I give you Jethro Tull’s jazz/rock instrumental version and the Canadian Tenors beautiful rendition with a truly awesome instrumental in the middle (featuring Carol of the Bells tune).
It’s Christmas Eve. Tomorrow I will finish the series with my favourite Christmas song; until then, rest well. Enjoy family, friends, light, and love.