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Something Wonderful: Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss performing The Wexford Carol

First take. Perfect take. One and done.

Make time for this. Full screen. Full voice.

Good people all, this Christmas time,
Consider well and bear in mind
What our good God for us has done
In sending his beloved son
With Mary holy we should pray,
To God with love this Christmas Day
In Bethlehem upon that morn,
There was a blessed Messiah born
The night before that happy tide
The noble Virgin and her guide
Were long time seeking up and down
To find a lodging in the town
But mark right well what came to pass
From every door repelled, alas
As was foretold, their refuge all
Was but a humble ox’s stall
Near Bethlehem did shepherds keep
Their flocks of lambs and feeding sheep
To whom God’s angel did appear
Which put the shepherds in great fear
Arise and go, the angels said
To Bethlehem, be not afraid
For there you’ll find, this happy morn
A princely babe, sweet Jesus, born
With thankful heart and joyful mind
The shepherds went the babe to find
And as God’s angel had foretold
They did our Saviour Christ behold
Within a manger he was laid
And by his side a virgin maid
Attending on the Lord of Life
Who came on earth to end all strife
There were three wise men from afar
Directed by a glorious star
And on they wandered night and day
Until they came where Jesus lay
And when they came unto that place
Where our beloved Messiah lay
They humbly cast them at his feet
With gifts of gold and incense sweet.
Good people all, this Christmas time,
Consider well and bear in mind
What our good God for us has done
In sending his beloved son
With Mary holy we should pray,
To God with love this Christmas Day
In Bethlehem upon that morn,

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  • Rob De Witt December 24, 2017, 4:22 PM

    Atta girl. Regardless of the claims of the rocknroll boys, bluegrass music is probably the purest American expression, generation upon generation of the self-educated.

    And it produces people like this. Brava.

  • ghostsniper December 24, 2017, 7:56 PM

    She used to work with my wife, about 25 years ago.
    …and to all a goodnight.

  • Eskyman December 24, 2017, 9:02 PM

    That was indeed beautiful, and beautifully done.

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

  • Monty James December 24, 2017, 10:19 PM

    Thank you for that, Gerard. Merry Christmas.

  • Casey Klahn December 24, 2017, 10:32 PM

    Merry Christmas, Gerard and all readers here.

  • H December 25, 2017, 4:31 AM

    Musicians such as this are gifts to us from God’s own heart.

  • Bill Jones December 25, 2017, 5:10 AM

    Wonderful.

  • John The River December 25, 2017, 7:19 AM

    Merry Christmas!

    BTW, We’re getting a White Christmas as I sit here. Damn it.

  • DeWalt December 25, 2017, 8:26 AM

    The voice of an Angel.

  • Wes S. December 25, 2017, 3:49 PM

    Just gorgeous.

    Not much of a bluegrass fan as such, but Allison Krauss has long been one of my favorite vocalists because of songs like this.

  • Joel December 25, 2017, 3:52 PM

    That was pretty. Thank you.

  • Carol Brueggeman January 1, 2018, 8:29 PM

    Simply wonderful!! Thank you!