“We’ll pretend that he is Parson Brown” is likely a verse you have sung once or twice. But really, that is Parson Brown?
If you aren’t acquainted, the above lyrics are a line from the traditional tune ‘Winter months Heaven’ listened to on the radio and throughout children’s vacation concerts in November and December annually. The tune was written in 1934 by Felix Bernard and Richard Bernhard Smith and was initially sung by Richard Himber.
Almost nine decades later, many wonder the same concern annually– who is Parson Brown?
It is essential to recognise that while the song is prominent during Christmas, it never states Xmas. Instead, the song is about marriage and also romance during wintertime. The couple in the track builds a snowman in a field and pretends it is Parson Brown, who asks if they are wed. The couple states they are not; however, Parson Brown can join them when he remains in town.
According to Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Parson is another word for a clergyman, specifically a Protestant priest. Words have gone broadly extra because around 1980, yet have decreased considering that 1800.
Whether you favour Bing Crosby or Michael Bublé, Tony Bennett or Pentatonix, or any other artist performing ‘Winter season Paradise’ this season, you no more need to wonder about the snowman named Parson Browns.