Friday, December 10, 2021

We now bid you welcome

Christmas music enthusiasts know ye olde English carols like God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and The Coventry Carol. The Dutch who went (or still go) to church know the Hollandse counterpart of those English carols: Nu Zijt Wellecome. Dating back to the 14th century, the lyrics welcome the birth of our Lord and saviour (if you believe that stuff) Jesus Christ.
Dutch folkster S.Lois (Wytze Valkema) gave the ol' Dutch Christmas classic an Americana treatment, We Now Bid You Welcome.

Tis on Spotify too.