The Cherry Tree Carol

This song establishes that the folklore about pregnant women demanding weird foodstuffs--pickles with ice cream, for instance--goes way back. Also, it has Embryo Jesus speaking from the womb.

The Cherry Tree Carol is a bit darker than most Christmas related songs. It is identified as a Kentucky mountain ballad on the record. In fact it is a much older song from the early 15th century. The song is quite lovely and presents an unusual variation on the story of Mary and Joseph.

     Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 07, 2022
     Category: Food | Holidays | Music | Religion | Pregnancy

I prefer the Pentangle version. Thanks for reminding me of it. The story appears in the Koran, where it's a date palm.
Posted by Dr. Fian on 12/07/22 at 09:40 AM
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