I actually had something else I wanted to write today, but then curiousity hit me like a tonne of bricks and I decided to finally track a song that’s be bugging me over the past few years.
You see, Silent Night is one of my favourite Christmas hymns. There’s a certain weight in the song; it has a certain gravity that other songs, with the exception of O Holy Night, is missing. But despite knowing the English version, I could never sing it properly. Because I always get end up singing after the first stanza, “Noche de paz, noche de mor” which is not English at all.
Turns out it’s Spanish. And not Latin as I remembered as a kid. So I finally tracked the version I grew up with and ended up here. Enjoy.
And good night.