Ding Dong Merrily on High (Wood, Charles)
|Work Title||Ding Dong Merrily|
|Librettist||George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848–1934)|
|Related Works||Arranged from "Le branle de l'Official" found in Orchésographie by Thoinot Arbeau|
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
According to the Wikipedia article, the tune first appeared as a secular dance tune known as "Le branle de l'Official" in Orchésographie, a dance book written by Jehan Tabourot (1519–1593). Wood harmonised the tune when it was published with Woodward's text in The Cambridge Carol Book.