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Christmas for dummies
The first Nowell

1. The first Nowell the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds
in fields as they lay;
In fields where they lay
keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,
Born is the King of Israel.
2. They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the east, beyond them far,
And to the earth it gave great light,
And so it continued both day and night.
3. This star drew nigh to the northwest,
O’er Bethlehem it took its rest,
And there it did both stop and stay
Right over the place where Jesus lay.
4. Then entered in those wise-men three,
Full rev’rently upon their knee,
And offered there in his presence,
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense.