On the eleventh day of the Twelve Days of a Tony Bennett Christmas, Thursday, December 24, 2015, the song of the day is “What Child Is This?”
About This Song
The lyrics for “What Child Is This” was written in 1865 by an English businessman named William Chatterton Dix. It was set to the traditional English melody “Greensleeves.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett released The Classic Christmas Album in 2011, with songs from his other Christmas albums, ranging from Snowfall to A Swingin’ Christmas. Today’s song, “What Child Is This?” was the only previously unreleased song on the album.
“What Child Is This,” as well as The Classic Christmas Album, is available from iTunes.