Silly headline

You don’t get sillier that the shock revelation on the BBC Website this morning: Popular carols ‘have folks roots’

Its not exactly a Man Bites Dog news story, is it?

The shocker revelation is that the carol While Shepherd’s Watched was once sung to the tune [Cranbrook] that people know as On Ilkla’ Moor.

Hardly a shocker in these parts where it will be robustly sung to that tune on Christmas Day in St Mary’s.