Two years ago, I heard Once in Royal David's City sung by a children's
choir a cappella. It was hauntingly beautiful, and I knew that I had to play it on dulcimer. The tune
itself is very simple, but it is a wonderful Christmas lullaby in the tradition of Away in a Manger. It is especially
lovely when quietly fingerpicked.
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