A JOLLY CHRISTMAS FROM FRANK SINATRA — Track #7: “The First Noel”

A JOLLY CHRISTMAS FROM FRANK SINATRA — Track #7: “The First Noel”

“And to the darkened earth it gave great light,
And so it continued both day and night…”

Frank’s birthday was December 12th. There are 12 tracks on A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra — his first Christmas album, released by Capitol Records in 1957. We’ll bring them your way in order, between now and December 24.

“The First Noel” is a traditional classical English Christmas carol of Cornish origin, with unusual repetitious lyrics. There are variations of the lyrics—the Cornish Songbook Version, the New English Hymnal Version, and the Whatever-The-Heck-Frank-Wants-Us-To-Sing Version—featured here:

 

Authored by: hMAG