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Kittredge, Dec. Lewis of Barnstaple, Mass. Lewis learned the song when a young girl from her grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Gorham". London: Satchell, Peyton and Co. Dorset County Chronicle and Somersetshire Gazette : Newcastle upon Tyne: Walter Scott: 41— Leeds Mercury Weekly Supplement : 5. London: James R. Journal of American Folk-Lore.
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Gand: Gyselynck. Retrieved 10 December There is absolutely no documentation or supporting evidence for [the claim that the song is a secret Catholic catechism] whatsoever, other than mere repetition of the claim itself. The claim appears to date only to the s, marking it as likely an invention of modern day speculation rather than historical fact.
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Sharp, A. Gilchrist and Lucy E. William B. Sandys refers to it as a "convivial glee introduced a few years since, 'A Pie [i. The image of the bird in the pear tree also appears in lines from a children's counting rhyme an old Mother Goose.
A pye sate on a pear tree, Heigh O! Once so merrily hopp'd she; Heigh O! Twice so merrily, etc. Thrice so, etc. Baring-Gould and C. See Pape, Gordon, and Deborah Kerbel. October The Hymn. In any case, really evocative symbols do not allow of [sic] definitive explication, exhausting all possibilities. I can at most report what this song's symbols have suggested to me in the course of four decades, hoping thereby to start you on your own quest. Retrieved 2 November Myths and Reality".
Despite Father Stockert's own acknowledgment of his mistake, years later Catholics in the United States in particular continue to spread this urban legend every Christmas season. James 28 December Retrieved 23 December The Hymns and Carols Of Christmas. BING magazine. International Club Crosby.
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