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English version of "Silent Night" as published by John Young in 1859.

Bishop John Freeman Young?s (1820 ? 1885) english translation of "Silent Night" is the version mostly sung in the USA. Up until now it was thought that it had been published in 1863, but now Douglas D. Anderson from Oregan, an american who does research into Christmas Carols, has discovered that it must have already been printed for the first time in 1859, four years earlier. It was published in a 16-page booklet titled "Carols for Christmas Tide" in New York. This provides just one more stone in the mosaic history of "Silent Night".


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