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(Chorus) Jesus, Jesus, rest your head;
You has got a manger bed.
All the evil folk on earth
Sleep in feathers at their birth.

Have you heard about our Jesus?
Have you heard about his fate?
How his mammy went to that stable
On that Christmas Eve so late?
Winds were blowing, Cows were lowing,
Stars were glowing, glowing, glowing.

Jesus, Jesus, etc

To that manger then came wise men,
Bringing things from hin and yon
For the mother and the father
And the bless-ed little Son.
Milkmaids left their fields and flocks
And sat beside the ass and ox.

Jesus, Jesus, etc.

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Source: Singing Together, Autumn 1965, BBC Publications

Listed as 'American Carol'. Acknowlegement was given to G. Schirmer, Inc, New York (Chappell and Co Ltd, London) for the words and music.

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