Ding Dong Merrily On High

Album: Christmas Classics (1920)


  • This is a secular dance tune that evolved into a Christmas song. The tune first appeared in the Orchesographie, a dance book written by Johan Tabourot (1519-1593). The lyric was composed early in the 20th century by George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848-1934), the author of several carol books. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England

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