"The World Turned Upside Down" ~ The Imaginative Conservative
The World Turned Upside Down” is an English ballad. It was first published on a broadside in the middle of the 1640s as a protest to the policies of Parliament relating to the celebration of Christmas. Parliament believed the holiday should be a solemn occasion, and outlawed traditional English Christmas celebrations. There are several versions of the lyrics. It is sung to the tune of another ballad, “When the king enjoys his own again.”
Click on the link on the page to listen and follow the song, don’t you just love the text from 1646.