T:The Wexford Carol (1)
    C:Arranged for NAF by Robert Gatliff
    C:Traditional Irish Carol
    T:The Wexford Carol
    F B B/ ^A/ | B3 | c d e | f3 | d e d | B F2 | F ^A B | ^A3 |
    F B B/ ^A/ | B3 | c d e | f3 | d e f | d B2 | c B B  | B3 |
    B B ^a | f e2 | c =d e | =d3 | f/e/ =d c | B F2 | G ^A B | ^A3 |
    F B B/ ^A/ | B3 | c d e | f3 | d e f | d B2 | c B B | B3 |]    
    W:1) Good people all, this Christmas time,
    W:Consider well and bear in mind
    W:What our good God for us has done
    W:In sending his beloved son
    W:With Mary holy we should pray,
    W:To God with love this Christmas Day
    W:In Bethlehem upon that morn,
    W:There was a blessed Messiah born.
    W:2) The night before that happy tide
    W:The noble virgin and her guide
    W:Were long time seeking up and down
    W:To find a lodging in the town.
    W:But mark how all things came to pass:
    W:From every door repelled, alas!
    W:As long foretold, their refuge all
    W:Was but a humble oxen stall.
    W:3) Near Bethlehem did shepherds keep
    W:Their flocks of lambs and feeding sheep;
    W:To whom God's angels did appear
    W:Which put the shepherds in great fear.
    W:'Prepare and go', the angels said,
    W:'To Bethlehem, be not afraid;
    W:For there you'll find, this happy morn,
    W:A princely Babe, sweet Jesus born.'
    W:4) With thankful heart and joyful mind,
    W:The shepherds went the babe to find,
    W:And as God's angel has foretold,
    W:They did our Savior Christ behold.
    W:Within a manger He was laid,
    W:And by His side the virgin maid
    W:Attending to the Lord of Life,
    W:Who came on earth to end all strife.

Arrangement Note: This arrangement replaces the often difficult half-hole note with another note. This songbook also provides an alternative arrangement that uses such half-holes.