Music: Cornish Traditional
This beautiful Cornish carol first came to light during the 19th century. A Mr WD Watson, so the story goes, heard it sung in St Day – Sen Day in Cornish – a village named after a Breton saint. Watson wrote down the first three verses and chorus, naming the carol after the village. With an added fourth verse, it was soon published as ‘Ma gron war’n gelinen’ and translated into English.