Today is the last day of 2017-- huzzah and good riddance to it! All the good and pleasant things that it brought, were easily over-weighted by the unpleasant and downright burdensome things that came along with it. However, not to be discouraged: Here's to 2018, and my it bring us joy!
Today is the Sunday withing the Octave of Christmas, and therefore, the Feast Day of the Holy Family. So today, you get a set by the New Christy Minstrels. It contains an old German carol, Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine, which seems a very good song for the Feast of the Holy Family, and it has a wassail song to finish, which seems fitting given that it is New Year's Eve..... As always, I think these sorts of tunes benefit from a bit more of a robust treatment, such as the Clancy Brothers are want to do. But alack and alas, we are left with a good arrangement, but a little heavy on fluty women singers: