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Across the plains one Christmas night
The Three Drovers

And the drovers returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. : Luke 2:20*

Text : John WHEELER, 20th century

Source : Bob Bolton (via Mudcat)

  1. Across the plains one Christmas night,
    Three drovers riding blythe and gay,
    Looked up and saw a starry light,
    More radiant than the Milky Way;
    And on their hearts such wonder fell,
    They sang with joy "Noel! Noel!

    Noel! Noel! Noel!"

  2. The black swans flew across the sky,
    The wild dogs called across the plain,
    The starry lustre blazed on high,
    Still echoed on the Heavenly strain;
    And still they sang "Noel! Noel!",
    Those drovers three, "Noel! Noel!

    Noel! Noel! Noel!"

  3. The air was dry with summer heat
    And smoke was on the yellow moon;
    But from the Heavens, faint and sweet,
    Came floating down a wond'rous tune,
    And as they heard, they sang full well,
    Those drovers three, "Noel! Noel!

    Noel! Noel! Noel!"

Composed by William G. JAMES (20th century)
MIDI (melody line only) Bob Bolton

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