Coventry Carol is a Christmas carol dating from the 16th century.
The carol was performed in Coventry in England,
as part of a mystery play called The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors.
The carol refers to the Massacre of the Innocents,
in which Herod ordered all male infants under age two in Bethlehem to be killed.
The lyrics of this haunting carol represent a mother's lament for her doomed child.
It is the only carol that has survived from this play.
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You can get all the details and a ticket to it here.
Where to get the song:
Jill's album Silver Smoke, Star of Night here
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