The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Joseph Took Mary All On His Right Knee

Words and Music: Sung by Mrs. Townsley at Pineville, Bell Co., Ky., May 4, 1917
Pentatonic. Mode 3.
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Maud Karpeles, ed., English Folk Songs From The Southern Appalachians Collected by Cecil Sharp, Vol. 1 (London: Oxford University Press / Humphrey Milford, 1932), #15F, p. 94


See generally: The Cherry Tree Carol - Notes

Joseph took Mary all on his right knee
Tell me, my pretty baby,
When your birthday shall be.

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