A Christmas Song of Old Boston A String of Pearls by Morton H. Maxwell

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ISBN 101881946045
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John Baptiste Calkin (), the English composer and organist, was responsible for solidifying this poem’s status as a Christmas song. While you may still hear Calkin’s version, Johnny Marks () of New York, composed his own version in that quickly gained popularity among recording artists.

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