De Herdertjes Lagen Bij Nachte - Dutch Children's Songs - The Netherlands - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


This song was first published by Joseph Alberdingk Thijm in 1852 in "Oude en nieuwere kerstliederen" (Older and New Christmas Songs). Thijm claimed it was sung by poor children from the region of Utrecht in the 17th century.



Sung by Foon.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translation by Lisa Yannucci.

Image: Postcard, undated ( ca.1914 ). Title: "The Shepherd's Field near Bethlehem".