Tannenbaum: Faithful Fir Tree

The writer of the first version of the German song O Tannenbaum did not have Christmas in mind.  The song personified the fir tree’s enduring loyalty to staying green year-round, in contrast with a lover’s unfaithfulness.  One might say it was a love song.  Its roots began 400 years ago.  (fir:tanne tree:baum)

Did you know balsam fir leaves persist for eight years?

Do you have a favorite rendition of the song?  Let’s take a look at what it says.

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