157. I Danced in the Morning
||LORD OF THE DANCE|
||Sydney Carter (1963)|
||American Shaker melody|
||© 1963 Stainer & Bell, Ltd. (admin. Hope Publishing Company)|Text Information:
This 20th-century ballad-like retelling of the life of Christ, though written for this Shaker tune, has many similarities with the pre-Reformation carol “Tomorrow shall be my dancing day.” Such narrative carols were common both at Christmas and as part of medieval mystery plays.