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I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

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Original lyrics written by
Composition date
1872
Language
English
Adapted from
Christmas Bells written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Comments
Circa 1872, English organist John Baptiste Calkin used the poem in a processional accompanied with a melody he previously used as early as 1848. Calkin's melody is titled "Waltham". The Calkin version of the carol was long the standard.
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