Advent song for December 7: Cherry Tree Carol

It’s time for some calming country music. There are lots of versions of the Cherry Tree Carol, and plenty sung by women, and quite a few sung by women who are also songwriters, but I picked Emmylou Harris’s version because – well, because it’s the best, with apologies to Joan Baez and Judy Collins. It’s cold and windy and we need cheering, and this is a cheery version. Draw up a chair, it’s time to light the fire.