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HEALING, HEALTHY, HAPPY SEASON: 
40  CAROLING DAYS
Part 2 of 2




Following Mama Mary’s lead, we mindfully “ponder all these things (events surrounding Jesus’ Birth) in our heart.” The 40 Day Carolers Season give us opportunity to do this and the Polish carol – kolęda sets a unique scene.Picking up from the last post with number four.


4) Christ-centered playfulness “Beating drums in rhythm lively, playing trumpet music brightly…! (Join we all the Chorus, HH, 21) is just one of the rhythm-game carols where lyrics dance a two-step. Poland’s Shepherds’ Carol (Pastorałka) is spiced with vivacious twirls, a horses’ gallop, and acrobatic feats. The KrakowiakHey, Brothers! Are you sleeping?; the Oberek —Once at Midnight; the Mazurek    —Hey, On Nativity Day; or the baroque white Mazur —Shepherds hear the Story!(HH, n. 18).
Humor surfaces naturally: “Great and good man of the house, mistress most capable…, “ in Hey! On Christmas Day. Carolers cajole hosts, lightly challenging them to find their fine…

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