Dona Nobis Pacem

DESCRIPTION: Latin round: "Dona nobis pacem, pacem, Dona nobis pa...cem."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (Sanders-SingHighSingLow)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage nonballad
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REFERENCES (7 citations):
Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs, p. 446, "Dona Nobis Pacem" (notes only)
Sanders-SingHighSingLow, p. 12, "Dona Nobis Pacem" (1 text, 1 tune)
Tobitt-TheDittyBag, p. 34, "Dona Nobis Pacem" (1 text, 1 tune)
ChansonsDeNotreChalet, p. 7, "Dona Nobis Pacem" (1 text, 1 tune)
SongsOfAllTime, pp. 45-46, "Dona Nobis Pacem" (1 text, 1 tune)
GirlScout-PocketSongbook, p. 22, "Dona Nobis Pacem" (1 text, 1 tune)
SongsOfManyNations, "Dona Nobis Pacem" (1 text, 1 tune) (CC edition, on inside back cover) (12th edition, p. 93)

NOTES [77 words]: There is a lot of folklore about this song, e.g. that the tune is by Mozart; although it is believed to go back for many centuries, there is no evidence for that claim. It is not really Biblical (although you'll often see hymnals link it with one or another Biblical verse that uses the word "peace"); the phrase "Dona nobis pacem," "GIve us peace," is used in the Latin Agnes Dei mass. It is unusual in that the Latin has been translated back into Hebrew! - RBW
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