Ding Dong Merrily (Wood, Charles)
|Work Title||Ding Dong Merrily|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
According to the Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ding_Dong_Merrily_on_High, 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.