Once In Royal David's City

from by Joel Abbott

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One of my wife Mary’s favorite holiday traditions is watching the King’s College “Nine Lessons and Carols” concert on PBS. Apparently, every year all the boys in the choir learn the opening to “Once in Royal David’s City” and the director points at one boy right before the curtain goes up, and that boy becomes the first voice of the concert, singing this song. So, putting this song first is a subtle inside joke about this tradition.


from Christmas and Glowsticks, track released November 9, 2009
All instruments and arrangements by Joel Abbott



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