The First Noël

This was my mother’s favorite Christmas carol.

And I found a good version by Scotty McCreery at the 2011 Country Music Association’s Country Christmas; it’s good to finally hear a version by someone without an accent:

4 Comments

  1. I like the Celtic Women, but I’m not thrilled with their version of The First Noël; the meter is too slow.

    Now, I thought that “meter” was the proper term for the pacing of music, but I wasn’t sure, so I asked my darling bride (of 32 years, 7 months and 5 days), who was a music major at the University of Kentucky when we met — she played the flute, and the piccolo in the UK marching band — to confirm. I told her why I was asking, and then she told me that she couldn’t stand the Celtic Women, because their music drags on and on and on.

  2. “….and then she told me that she couldn’t stand the Celtic Women, because their music drags on and on and on.”

    Well Editor, I don’t know any female who likes the Celtic Women and I don’t know a male who dosen’t. I don’t think it has anything to do with their music draging on. I think it’s deeper than that. Here we have a dozen women, from thin to thick, all beautiful, all talented, and all dressed tastefully yet sexy and all backed up by some of the most talented musicians from drummers to bagpipers I’ve seen. Tell me about how they drag on and on. But then again, I could be wrong.

  3. Given that my wife watches the terrible show, America’s Next Top Model, I’m thinking your suggested reason isn’t the one in her case. Of course, given that my wife is very pretty herself, it’s not like she has to be tremendously jealous.

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