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Behind the Christmas Carol: I Wonder As I Wander ⋆ Diana Leagh Matthews
I Wonder as I Wander was written by American folklorist and singer John Jacob Niles. Niles was attending a fundraising meeting in Murphy, North Carolina when they were ordered out of town by the police. Niles later wrote the following of hearing the song, “A girl had stepped out to the edge of the little platform attached to the automobile. …