The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Joseph Was A Young Man

Words and Music: Sung by Mrs. Margaret Dunagan at St. Helen's, Lee Co., Ky., Sept. 12, 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), #15D, p. 93

 

See generally: The Cherry Tree Carol - Notes

Joseph was a young man,
A young man were he;
He courted Virgin Mary,
Was the Queen of Galilee,
    He courted Virgin Mary,
    Was the Queen of Galilee.

Compare: Joseph Was A Young Man (Mrs. Alice and Mrs. Sudie Sloan, 1917)

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