Christmas Carol Song
Wexford Carol

The Christmas carol song "Wexford Carol" tells the Nativity story in elegant rhyme, accurately & with a beautiful melody. 

This page includes a lead sheet in D, with guitar tabs, and standard music notation and chords.

A YouTube performance with guitar

Apparently from Ireland, this is not one of those famous Christmas carols that everyone knows, but it is one of the most beautiful Christian Christmas carols I know.

In the key of D

The singer above at FolksandHymns YouTube channel is singing and playing in the key of C, but I have set this lead sheet in D, as the melody goes rather low, and not very high - and I just prefer the key of D's guitar chords!

Christian Christmas carols

The tablature is very easy to play, and the melody sounds nice on the guitar.

Traditional Christmas carols from Ireland

Please scroll down the page for the sheet music PDF links.

This can be found in the Oxford Book of Carols

My arrangement LOOKS very different than the version in the venerable Oxford Book of Carols.  However, the timing ends up SOUNDING the same - with lots less confusion, and much easier music reading.  

Want a fancier piano arrangement?

On my other site,

Music-for-Music-Teachers.com,

you can find a fancier version, in the keys of Eb, E, F, and G.  It is a lovely arrangement, easier and more suitable for piano than for singing 4-part harmony (which is what the Oxford Book of Carols is all about).

A beautiful version, sung & played:

Hopefully this YouTube video won't disappear - sometimes they do!  This is Alison Krauss and Yo Yo Ma, recording this carol in studio:

If the video does disappear,  try this URL: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxDZjg_Igoc

Believe me, it's worth it!

The lyrics to Wexford Carol

Christmas carol lyrics sheet

PERMISSIONS:

The creator of SingTheBibleStory.com gives permission to churches and other groups to use this music arrangement in recordings, in worship services, and for private use and class situations, EXCEPT FOR MONETARY GAIN.  Write me at "Contact" for a usage license if you are wanting to use this music to raise money.


The link to the lead sheet music:



Download the Christmas carol song "Wexford Carol" lead sheet



The link to the Christmas carols text:



Download the Christmas carol pdf



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Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

I also happen to love the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Christian worldview that portrays The Great War in the heavens, in which we here on earth are destined to be a part.  

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