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The Christmas carol D'où viens-tu, bergère? is traditional popular French carol.

This lovely Christmas carol D'où viens-tu, bergère? consists in a dialogue between a shepherdess and her friends.

The crowd asks the shepherdess where she has been and what she has seen, and she explains to them that she has witnessed a miracle, as she has been to the scene of the Nativity.

The Christmas carol D'où viens-tu, bergère? originated in France, and was sung traditionally in Nouvelle-France.

An English translation exists under the title Whence art thou, my maiden?

It was published in Montreal in 1886 by William McLennan in Songs of Old Canada.

D'où viens-tu, bergère?