The first Nowell that the Angels did say,
Was to certain poor shepherds in field as they lay,
in fields where they lay, keeping their sheep,
in a cold winters night when the snow was so deep,
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,
Born is the King of Israel.
Koppitz, C, "Christmas Carol" (1869). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 24.
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