Entre le boeuf et l’âne gris

Yes, I know it is July! And yet, I am sharing a Christmas song with you! But why?

Have a seat, I will tell you. Entre le boeuf et l’ane gris is one of the oldest songs in Europe, still sung today and it just happens to be a Christmas song. The title translates into: Between the ox and the grey donkey.

The song has been dated between the 13th and 16th century. This is, of course, quite a time gap, but there just happen to be different sources.

You can find the sheet music here.

Here, on You Tube, is my favourite version, but you will be able to find other versions as well.

Never stop singing!

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