March of the Kings (La Marche Des Rois)
13th Century Provenšal Carol, translated by George K. Evans
Walter Ehret and George K. Evans, The International Book of Christmas Carols (1963, Prentice-Hall, 1980, Stephen Greene Press), pp. 126-27
Copyright: 1963 and 1980 by Walter Ehret and George K. Evans

Vocalists:  Tim Rolfe and Bro. Michael Peterson, OSB
Pianist:  Fr. Christopher Uehlein, OSB
20 December 1997 in the Blue Cloud Abbey church

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first voice in Tim Rolfe, second voice is Bro. Michael Peterson


This great day, I met upon the way,
The Kings of East as they came riding proudly,
This great day, I met upon the way,
The Kings of East with all their fine array.

The gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh
Were guarded close by a band of sturdy warriors,
Their swords, their shields, and their bucklers bright,
A-gleam and sparkling in the morning light.

This great day, I met upon the way,
The Kings of East as they came riding proudly,
This great day, I met upon the way,
The Kings of East with all their fine array.