I couldn’t find a great deal of information about this song. but I saw it classified as a Christmas folk song and as a traditional Christmas Spiritual either way, this is my favorite rendition of it. Yes Virgina, there is such a thing as a male soprano, and in Chanticleer’s case, both 1st and 2nd. Have you ever read some of the comments that are in you tube accompanying Chanticleers videos? There are the music scholars, music critics, music lovers and always one person who is utterly perplexed by what they are seeing/hearing.