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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Merry Christmas

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The Wreath Is On The Door

The wreath is on the door
And the snow is on the tree
God has laid His holy hands
On all that we can see.

Be quick to raise your voice
And praise what He has brought.
Keep now His love in every choice
And Christmas in every thought.

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Readjustment Blues

Lyrics:

Just out of the infantry this morning, I had to pay my dues across the sea.
No one back in boot camp ever warned me
what the readjustment blues would do to me.
"Welcome to Havannah", said the pilot.
"We must have made a wrong turn on the way.
Let's buy some cigars and keep it quiet,
if they don't know we're here we'll get away."

Just as I had realized he was joking, I saw we were in Washington D.C.
'Cause there was all the patriotic buildings, just like I had seen them on TV.
It must have been a holiday, 'cause there was this parade.
People carried signs, I couldn't read, that they had made
'Till I got closer and my heart fell to my socks,
there was a battle raging and the air was filled with teargas and rocks.
There was the flag I'd fought against so often,
the one I fought for hanging upside down.
The wind was blowing hard, the dirt was flying,
it made the city sky look dark and brown.

I saw a girl, she could have been my sister,
except her hair was long and in her face.
She explained this was a demonstration against the war and for the human race.
Now, I've seen a lot of strange things in my travels. Cannibals, yes, and aliens galore.
But I never thought I'd see so many people saying we don't want your war!
The troops all had on uniforms just like the one I'd worn,
but they were all domestic and my duty chose war.
They carried guns just like the ones across the sea,
except this time, I was the citizen, and they were pointing their guns at me.
Yes, I was just a citizen, and I was walking down the street,
And it was just that night, the readjustment blues got through to me.

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Gee Ma I Wanna Go Home

GEE MA, I WANNA GO HOME
Gee, Ma, I wanna go, but they won't let me go Gee, Ma, I wanna go home Oh, the soldiers in the army, we know they're mighty fine And the Navy, Air Force and Marines keep us all in line But I don't want no more of this military life Gee, Ma, I wanna go, but they won't let me go Gee, Ma, I wanna go home Oh, the viddles in the mess hall, they say they're mighty fine But that She-Ite on a shingle, why, I think I'll give you mine Oh, I don't want no more of this military life Gee, Ma, I wanna go, but they won't let me go Gee, Ma, I wanna go home Oh, I wanna go back home, back where civilians roam Gee, Ma, I wanna go home Well, now, I tried to join the army, they said my feet were flat And since I can not see them, I'll take their word for that Oh Gee, Ma, I wanna go home Oh, I wanna go back home, back where civilians roam Gee, Ma, I wanna go home Oh, the mother of all battles is what Sadam had planned Well, he shoulda sent his Mother 'cause his troops all turned and ran Oh, I don't want no more of this military life Gee, Ma, I wanna go, but they won't let me go Gee, Ma, I wanna go home Oh, I wanna go back home, back where civilians roam Where my rules are all my own Gee, Ma, I wanna go home

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Gee Ma I Wanna Go Home

Lyrics:

(Author Unknown)

They say that in the army
The coffee's mighty fine
Well, it's good for cuts and bruises,
But it tastes like turpentine!
Oh, I don't want no more of army life
Gee Ma, I wanna go home!

The chicken in the army,
They say is mighty fine,
A drum rolled off the table
And squashed a pal of mine!
Oh, I don't want no more of army life!
Gee Ma, I wanna go home!

The clothing that they give us
They say is mighty fine
Well, me and half my regiment
Can all fit into mine
Oh, I don't want no more of army life
Gee Ma, I wanna go home!

The salary that they pay us,
They say is mighty fine
They give you thirty dollars
And take back forty-nine
Oh, I don't want no more of army life
Gee Ma, I wanna go,
Gee Ma I gotta go,
 
Gee Ma, I wanna go home!
 
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I Don't Want No More of This Army Life

Lyrics:
They told me in the Army, the girls are mighty fine
You ask for Betty Grable, they give you Frankenstein
Chorus:
Oh, I don't want no more of army life
Gee, ma, I want to go
Back to Ontario
Gee, ma, I want to go home!
They told me in the Army, the food is mighty fine
A pea rolled off the table and killed a friend of mine.

They told me in the Army, the drink is mighty fine
You order up a whisky, they serve ya turpentine!

They told me in the Army, they love ta sing and dance
But no one said those Nazis would shoot me in the pants!

And then there are many, many different "camp" verses. You can modify this song to suit your particular event... check out "They Say That At Camp Woolsey" for an example. Here are a whole whack of verses, in no particular order:

They told me in the Army, the leaders say they're mighty fine
But when they wake up in the morning they look like Frankenstein
 
Chorus (several versions):

Oh, I don't want no more of Army Life 
Gee Mom I want to go
But they won't let me go
Gee Mom I want to go home
or:
Oh, I don't want no more of camping life
Gee Mom, I wanna go
Back where the toilets flow
Gee Mom, I wanna go home
or:
Oh I don't want to go to Girl Guide Camp
Gee Mom I wanna go
Back to my stereo,
Gee Mom I wanna go home

They told me in the Army, the bugs have gone away
But every time you inhale there's something in your way!

They told me in the Army, the toast is mighty fine
A piece fell off the table and killed a pal of mine!

They told me in the Army, the beds are mighty fine
You wake up in the morning with wrinkles down your spine!

They told me in the Army, the eggs are mighty fine
One rolled off the table and started keeping time!

They told me in the Army, the cocoa's mighty fine
It's swell for cuts and bruises, and tastes like iodine!

They told me in the Army, the swimming's mighty fine
You step into the water, it freezes up your spine!

They told me in the Army, the porridge is mighty fine
You save a little extra and give your shoes a shine!

They told me in the Army, the music's mighty fine
You ask for Frank Sinatra, they give you Frankenstein!

They told me in the Army, the tents are mighty fine
They're made to sleep five in them, we usually squeeze in nine!

The tents that they give you, you think they're mighty fine,
But when we put the pegs in, they all fell down in time!

They told me in the Army, the leaders are might fine
They wake you up at seven and then sleep in 'till nine!

They told me in the Army, the drinks are mighty fine
You ask for Coca Cola, they give you turpentine!

They told me in the Army, the boys are mighty fine
You ask for Elvis Presley, they give you Frankenstein!

They told me in the Army, the toilets are so fine
You flush it down at seven, it comes back up at nine!

The toilets they give you, you think they're mighty fine
But when you sit upon them, they suck up your behind!

They told me in the Army, the tents are waterproof
You wake up in the morning, you're floating on the roof!

They told me in the Army, the boats are mighty fine
You sail a hundred miles and swim back ninety nine!

They told me in the Army, the beds are mighty fine
The leader who said that has never slept in mine!

They told me in the Army, the shoes are mighty fine
You ask for size 11, they give you 99!

The nurse that they have here, they say she's mighty fine
But when I broke my finger, she broke the other nine!

The tents that they have here, they say they're mighty neat
But when you go inside them, they smell like stinky feet!

The leaders that they have here, they say they're mighty fine
But when they take their makeup off, they look like Frankenstein!

The donuts that they have here, don't call me a liar
If you get a flat you can use them as a tire!

The latrines that they have here, they say they're mighty fine,
When you sit upon them, they suck in your behind!

The showers that they have here, they say they're mighty fine
When you turn them on, they squirt out yellow slime!

The chicken that they give, they say is mighty fine
But one jumped off the table, and started marching time!

T
he Kool-aid that they give you, they say is mighty fine
It's good for cuts and bruises, taste like iodine.

The spaghetti that they give you, they say is mighty fine
They wash it in the toilet and hang in on the line.

The clothes that they give you, they say are mighty fine
Me and my buddy can both fit into mine.

The kids that they give you, they say are mighty fine
But no matter what you're doing, all they do is whine.

They told me in the Army, the cookies are mighty fine,
But one rolled off the table and squashed a friend of mine.

The outhouse here at camp they say is mighty fine,
But if you ever walked in one you'd say they lost their mind.

The insects here at camp they say are mighty fine,
But one flew in my tent last night and now I'm sore behind.

The hiking here at camp they say is mighty fine,
But all those walks wore out my shoes and now I'm in a bind.

The fires here at camp they say are mighty fine,
But wouldn't you know my supper burnt, I guess I'll have to whine.

The leaders here at camp they say are mighty fine,
But one peeked in my tent last night and looked like Frankenstein.

They told me in the Army, the milk is mighty fine,
It's great for cuts on bruises and tastes like iodine.

They told me in the Army, the boys are mighty fine,
They're either under seven or over ninety nine!

They told me in the Army, the bugs are mighty fine
One flew into the tent last night a squashed a friend of mine.
 
And the grand finale!

And now that I've been here, I think it's mighty fine 
I'm going to reenlist next year to have another good time!

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Source: Youtube

On Top Of Spaghetti

Lyrics:

On top Of spaghetti
All covered with cheese
I lost my poor meatball
When somebody sneezed
It rolled off the table
And on to the floor
And then my poor meatball
Rolled out of the door

It rolled in the garden
And under a bush
And then my poor meatball
Was nothing but mush

The mush was as tasty
As tasty could be
And early next summer
It grew into a tree
The tree was all covered
With beautiful moss
It grew lovely meatballs
And tomato sauce

So if you eat spaghetti
All covered with cheese
Hold on to your meatball
And don't ever sneeze

Sang to the tune of: On Top Of Old Smokey

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Roll On Mississippi

Lyrics:

Roll On Mississippi
Walking along, whistling a song
Half foot and fancy free,
A big riverboat, passing us by, she’s headed for New Orleans
There she goes, disappearing around the bend.
Roll on Mississippi; you make me feel like a child again.
A cool river breeze, like peppermint leaves,
The taste of it takes me back,
Chew’n on a straw, torn overalls,
I can’t hold an old straw and muddy river.
Just like a long lost friend.
Roll on Mississippi; you make me feel like a child again
Roll on Mississippi, big river roll.
You’re the childhood dream that I grew up on.
Roll on Mississippi, carry me home.
Now I can see I’ve been away too long.
Roll on, Mississippi, roll on.
Now, when the world's spinning round, too fast for me,
And I need a place to dream.
So I come to your banks, I sit in your shade
Relive the memories
Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
Roll on Mississippi; you make me feel like a child again
Roll on Mississippi, Big river roll
You’re the childhood dream that I grew up on.
Roll on Mississippi, carry me home.
Now I can see I’ve been away too long.
Roll on, Mississippi, Roll on, Mississippi,
Roll on, Mississippi, Roll on
Roll on, Mississippi, Roll on
Roll on, Mississippi, Roll on

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Cotton Fields

Lyrics:

When I was a little bitty baby my mommy would rock me in the cradle
In them old cottonfields back home
When I was a little bitty baby my mommy would rock me in the cradle
In them old cottonfields back home
Well when of them cotton bolls get rotten you can't pick very much cotton
In them old cottonfields back home
Yes it was down in Louisiana just about a mile from Texarkana
In them old cottonfields back home

When I was a little bitty baby...
Yes again in them old cottonfields back home
Well in them old I said cottonfields back home

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Mississippi Cotton Pickin Delta Town

Lyrics:

In a Mississippi cotton pickin' Delta town
One dusty street to walk up and down
Nothin' much to see but a starvin' hound
In a Mississippi cotton pickin' Delta town

Down in the Delta where I was born
All we raised was cotton, potatoes and corn
I've picked cotton till my fingers hurt
Draggin' the sack through that Delta dirt

And I've worked hard the whole week long
Pickin' my fingers to the blood and bone
There ain't a lot of money in a cotton bale
At least when you try to sell

In a Mississippi cotton pickin' Delta town
One dusty street to walk up and down
Nothin' much to see but a starvin' hound
In a Mississippi cotton pickin' Delta town

On Saturday nights we'd get dressed up
Catch us a ride on a pickup truck
On a gravel road, it nearly strangled us
That cotton pickin' Delta dust

We'd sit across the street on the depot porch
Lookin' at the folks lookin' back at us
Munchin' on a dust covered ice cream cone
Wondering how we'd get back home

From a Mississippi cotton pickin' Delta town
One dusty street to walk up and down
Nothin' much to do but just hang around
In a Mississippi cotton pickin' Delta town

From a Mississippi cotton pickin' Delta town
One dusty street to walk up and down
Nothin' much to do but just hang around
In a Mississippi cotton pickin' Delta town

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Along The Mississippi

Lyrics:

When we were young along the Mississippi life was never lonely way back then
We'd need each other down along the dirt road
And go for walk so along the river bend
I bought some ground along the Mississippi and told you of my plans that lay ahead
But you were dreaming all about big city and far off places in the books you read
Now when leaves fall down along the Mississippi I look back north into the chilly wind
I wait and watch for you along the dirt road and wonder if you're coming back again

I built a house along the Mississippi and longing for the day when we would wed
I waited for you down along the dirt road but far off places won your heart instead
Now when leaves fall down ...
And wonder if you're coming back again

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Crystal Chandeliers

Lyrics:

Oh the crystal chandeliers light up the paintings on your wall
The marble statuettes are standing stately in the hall
But will the timely crowd that has you laughing loud help you dry your tears
When the new wears off of your crystal chandeliers

I never did fit in too well with the folks you knew
And it's plain to see that the likes of me don't fit with you
So you traded me for the gaiety of the well to do
And you turned away from the love I offered you
Oh the crystal chandeliers...

I see your picture in the news most every day
You're the chosen girl of the social world so the stories say
But a paper smile only lasts a while then it fades away
And the love we knew will come home to you some day
Oh the crystal chandeliers...
When the new wears off of your crystal chandeliers

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Source: lyricsmode.com

Where Do I Put Her Memory?

Lyrics:

I've taken down all of her pictures
I've cleaned out all of her drawers
I've painted over the scratches
From all of our little wars

I've put away every gift
That she ever gave to me
Now everything is in its place
Except for her memory

And where do I put her memory
When it haunts me night and day
I can't hide it in the closet
And Lord, I can't throw it away

And where do I put her memory
When it's always in my mind
I can't chase it, erase it, I just have to face it
It's gonna be there a long, long time

I got rid of the pillow
Where she used to lay her head
I've picked up her hairpins and curlers
That she dropped on her side of the bed

I've locked away each souvenir
And thrown away the key
Now everything is in it's place
Except for her memory

And where do I put her memory
When it's always in my mind
I can't chase it, erase it, I just have to face it
It's gonna be there a long, long time
It's gonna be there a long, long time

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Burgers And Fries

Lyrics:

Burgers and fires and cherry pies it was simple and good back then
Walkin' in the sand hand in hand never thinkin' that it could end
Makin' our love with the moon above at the drive-in picture show
And it was burgers and fires and cherry pies in a world we used to know

Changes come and go we've had our share I know
Now it seems we don't have time for love anymore
Oh the things we used to say little things we did each day
Oh I long to do the things that we did before
Well it was burgers and fires...

Well I'm still the same ole me that's all I'll ever be
I'd like to think that you're the same ole you
We lost something down the line and I wish we both could find
Lord I'd like to do the things that we used to do
It was burgers and fires...
Oh it was so simple back then

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Source: Youtube

Kiss An Angel Good Morning

Lyrics:

Whenever I chance to meet
some old friends on the street
They wonder how does a man get to be this way
I've always got a smiling face
Anytime and any place
And everytime they ask me why
I just smile and say

You've got to
Kiss an angel good morning
and let her know you think about her when you're gone
Kiss an angel good morning
and love her like the devil when you get back home

Well people may try to guess
The secret of a happiness
but some of them never learn it's a simple thing

The secret I'm speaking of
Is a woman and a man in love
and the answer is in this song
that i always sing

You've got to
Kiss an angel good morning
and let you know you think about her when you're gone
Kiss an angel good morning
and love her like the devil when you get back home

Kiss an angel good morning
and let you know you think about her when you're gone
Kiss an angel good morning
and love her like the devil when you get back home

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I'm Not The Boy I Used To Be

Lyrics:

Dear mama I'm coming home tomorrow
If you don't mind would you meet me at the train
Dear mama my wandering days're over and it's so good to be coming home again
Dear mama we'll walk the fields together
And through the valley we will stroll hand in hand
I just can't wait to see you and touch the soil of home so clean
But mama I'm not the boy I used to be
For I've been gone away too long and I've done everything that's wrong
But I think I've finally found myself at last
And just you wait and see another chance is all I need
But mama I'm not the boy I used to be

You see mama I've spent time in prison for a crime that I'm too ashamed to tell
And when you meet me there tomorrow don't be surprised at what you'll see
Cause mama I'm not the boy I used to be
For I've been gone away too long...

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Charley Pride Bio:

Becoming a trailblazing Country Music superstar was an improbable destiny for Charley Pride, especially considering his humble beginnings as a sharecropper’s son on a cotton farm in Sledge, Mississippi. His unique journey to the top of the music charts includes a tumultuous detour through the world of Negro league, minor league and semi-pro baseball as well as many long years of labor alongside the vulcanic fires of a smelter. But in the end, with boldness, perseverance and undeniable musical talent, he managed to parlay a series of fortuitous encounters with Nashville insiders into an amazing legacy of hit singles and tens of millions in record sales...

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Detroit City

Lyrics:


I wanna go home I wanna go home oh Lord I wanna go home
Last night I went to sleep in Detroit City
And I dreamed about those cottonfields and home
I dreamed about my mother dear old papa sister and brother
I dreamed about that girl who's been waiting for so long

I wanna go home I wanna go home oh Lord I wanna go home
[ guitar ]

Homefolks think I'm big in Detroit City
From the letters that I write they think I'm fine
But by day I make the cars by night I make the bars
If only they could read between the lines
Cause you know I rode a freight train north to Detroit City

And after all these years I find I've just been wasting my time
So I just think I'll take ol' Charley Pride put him on a Southbound freight and ride
And go on back to the loved ones the ones that I left waiting so far behind
I wanna go home I wanna go home oh Lord I wanna go home
I wanna go home I wanna go home I wanna go home.

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Donde Esta Santa Claus

Lyrics:

Mamacita, donde esta Santa Claus?
Donde esta Santa Claus?
And the toys that he will leave.
Mamacita, oh, where is Santa Claus?
I look for him because it's a Christmas Eve.

I know that I should be sleeping,
But maybe he's not far away,
Out of the window I'm peeping,
Hoping to see him in his sleigh.

I hope he won't forget to clack his castinet,
And to his reindeer, say,
"Oh Pancho, Oh! Vixen, Oh! Pedro, Oh! Blitzen,"
Ole! Ole! Ole! cha cha cha.

Mamacita, donde esta Santa Claus?
Oh! Where is Santa Claus?
It's Christmas Eve.

Mamacita, donde esta Santa Claus?
I look for him because it's Christmas Eve.

I know that I should be sleeping,
But maybe he's not far away,
Out of the window I'm peeping,
Hoping to see him in sleigh.

I hope he won't forget to crack his castinet,
And to his reindeer, say,
"Oh Pancho, Oh! Vixen, Oh! Pedro, Oh! Blitzen,"
Ole! Ole! Ole! cha cha cha.

Mamacita, donde esta Santa Claus?
Oh! Where is Santa Claus?
It's Christmas Eve.

It's Christmas Eve.
It's Christmas Eve.
It's Christmas Eve.
Alright, Mamacita. I'll go to sleep now.
It's Christmas Eve......

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O Come All Ye Faithful

Lyrics:

O come all ye faithful joyful and triumphant
Oh come ye O come ye to Bethlehem;
come and behold him born the King of angels;
O come let us adore him
O come let us adore him
O come let us adore him
Christ the Lord.

God of God light of light
lo he abhors not the virgin's womb;
very God begotten not created:
O come let us adore him Christ the Lord.

Sing choirs of angels sing in exultation
sing all ye citizens of heaven above;
glory to God in the highest:
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

See how the shepards summoned to his cradel,
leaving their flocks, draw nigh with lowly fear;
we too will thither hend our joyful footsteps;
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory given;
word of the Father, now in flesh appearing:
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

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Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

Lyrics:

Rockin' around the Christmas tree
At the Christmas party hop,
Mistletoe hung where you can see,
Every couple tries to stop,
Rockin' around the Christmas tree,
Let the Christmas spirit ring,
Later we'll have some pumpkin pie,
And we'll do some caroling.

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear,
Voices singing, "Let's be jolly,
Deck the halls with boughs of holly",
Rockin' around the Christmas tree,
Have a happy holiday,
Everyone dancin' merrily,
In the new old-fashioned way.

Interlude

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear,
Voices singing, "Let's be jolly,
Deck the halls with boughs of holly",
Rockin' around the Christmas tree,
Have a happy holiday,
Everyone dancin' merrily,
In the new old-fashioned way.

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Snoopy's Christmas

Lyrics:

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum,
Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!

The news had come out in the First World War
The bloody Red Baron was flying once more
The Allied command ignored all of its men
And called on Snoopy to do it again.

Was the night before Christmas, 40 below
When Snoopy went up in search of his foe
He spied the Red Baron, fiercely they fought
With ice on his wings Snoopy knew he was caught.

Christmas bells those Christmas bells
Ring out from the land
Asking peace of all the world
And good will to man

The Baron had Snoopy dead in his sights
He reached for the trigger to pull it up tight
Why he didn't shoot, well, we'll never know
Or was it the bells from the village below.

Christmas bells those Christmas bells
Ringing through the land
Bringing peace to all the world
And good will to man

The Baron made Snoopy fly to the Rhine
And forced him to land behind the enemy lines
Snoopy was certain that this was the end
When the Baron cried out, "Merry Christmas, my friend"

The Baron then offered a holiday toast
And Snoopy, our hero, saluted his host
And then with a roar they were both on their way
Each knowing they'd meet on some other day.

Christmas bells those Christmas bells
Ringing through the land
Bringing peace to all the world
And good will to man

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Lyrics:

God rest ye merry, gentlemen,
Let nothing you dismay,
Remember Christ our Savior
Was born on Christmas Day;
To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy!

From God our heavenly Father
A blessed angel came;
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tiding of the same;
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by name.

"Fear not, then," said the angel,
"Let nothing you affright;
This day is born a Savior
Of a pure virgin bright,
To free all those who trust in him
From Satan's power and might."

Now to the Lord sing praises,
All you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace;
this holy tide of Christmas
Doth bring redeeming grace

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Little Drummer Boy

Lyrics:

Come they told me
Pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see
Pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring
Pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the kIng
Pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum
So to honor Him
Pa rum pum pum pum
When we come
Little baby
Pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too
Pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring
Pa rum pum pum pum
That's fit to give our King
Pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum
Shall I play for you
Pa rum pum pum pum
On my drum

Mary nodded
Pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time
Pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him
Pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him
Pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum
The He smiled at me
Pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum

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What Child Is This

Lyrics:

What child is this, who, laid to rest,
On Mary's lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing:
Haste, haste to bring him laud,
The babe, the son of Mary.

Why lies he in such mean estate
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christian, fear: for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.

So bring him incense, gold, and myrrh,
Come, peasant, king, to own him.
the King of kings salvation brings,
Let loving hearts enthrone him.

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Oh Christmas Tree

Lyrics:

Oh Christmas tree, oh christmas tree,
of all the trees most lovely
Oh Christmas tree, oh christmas tree,
of all the trees most lovely

Each year you bring to me delight,
meaning in the christmas night

Oh Christmas tree, oh christmas tree,
of all the trees most lovely

Oh Christmas tree, oh christmas tree,
with faithful leaves unchanging
Oh Christmas tree, oh christmas tree,
with faithful leaves unchanging

Your boughs are green,
in sommers glow and do not
fade in winters snow

Oh Christmas tree, oh christmas tree,
with faithful leaves unchanging

Each year you bring to me delight,
meaning in the christmas night

Oh Christmas tree, oh christmas tree,
of all the trees most lovely.

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You're All I Want For Christmas

Lyrics:

I  want my arms around you for Christmas
I need no presents under the tree
You're all I want, my darling
And that will be the world to me.

I want to share your kisses for Christmas
The rest is only tinsel and show
You're all I want, my darling
At candle glow and mistletoe.

As far as I'm concerned
Santa doesn't have to load his sleigh
He can mark my other gifts 'returned'
Or give them all away.

I only want your lovin' for Christmas
No other kind of present will do
You're all I want, my darling
Please want me too
Please want me too
Please want me too
As I want you.

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We Three Kings

Lyrics:

We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar.
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.

O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.

Born a king on Bethlehem's plain,
Gold I bring to crown Him again,
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign.

O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.

Frankincense to offer have I.
Incense owns a Deity nigh.
Prayer and praising all men raising,
Worship Him, God on high.

O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.

Myrrh is mine: Its bitter perfume
Breaths a life of gathering gloom.
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding dying,
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.

O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.

Glorious now behold Him arise,
King and God and Sacrifice.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Sounds through the earth and skies.

O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light

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O Little Town Of Bethlehem

Lyrics:

1. O little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by;
Yet in thy darkness shineth
The everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight.
2. For Christ is born of Mary,
And fathered all above,
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love.
O morning stars, together
Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God, the King,
And peace to men on earth.

3. How silently, how silently,
The wondrous Gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His heaven.
No ear may hear His coming,
But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive Him still,
The dear Christ enters in.

4. O holy Child of Bethlehem,
Descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin and enter in,
Be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell:
Oh, come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Immanuel!

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

Lyrics:

Said the night wind to the little lamb,
do you see what I see
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
do you see what I see
A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite
With a tail as big as a kite

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy,
do you hear what I hear
Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy,
do you hear what I hear
A song, a song, high above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea
With a voice as big as the sea

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king,
do you know what I know
In your palace warm, mighty king,
do you know what I know
A Child, a Child shivers in the cold
Let us bring Him silver and gold
Let us bring Him silver and gold

Said the king to the people everywhere,
listen to what I say
Pray for peace, people everywhere!
listen to what I say
The Child, the Child, sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light

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Away In A Manger

Lyrics:

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head,
The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay,
the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
but little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.
I love you, Lord Jesus; look down from the sky,
and stay by my side until morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay
close by me for ever, and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children in your tender care,
and fit us for heaven, to live with you there.

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It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Lyrics:

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev'rywhere you go;
Take a look in the five-and-ten, glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Toys in ev'ry store,
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
On your own front door.

A pair of hopalong boots and a pistol that shoots
Is the wish of Barney and Ben;
Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk
Is the hope of Janice and Jen;
And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev'rywhere you go;
There's a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well,

The sturdy kind that doesn't mind the snow.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas;
Soon the bells will start,
And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart.

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The Twelve Days Of Christmas

Lyrics:

On the first day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Two turtle doves...etc.

On the third day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Three french hens...etc.

On the forth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Four calling birds...etc.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Five golden rings...etc.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Six geese a-laying...etc.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Seven swans a-swimming...etc.

On the eight day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Eight maids a-milking...etc.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Nine ladies dancing...etc.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Ten lords a-leaping...etc.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
'Leven pipers piping...etc.

On the Twelfth day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me:
Twelve drummers drumming...etc.

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Deck The Halls

Lyrics:

Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa la la la la la la la la
'Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la la la la la
Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa la la la la la la la la
Troll the ancient Yuletide carol,
Fa la la la la la la la la.

Fast away the old year passes,
Fa la la la la la la la la
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses,
Fa la la la la la la la la
Sing we joyous all together,
Fa la la la la la la la la
Heedless of the wind and weather,
Fa la la la la la la la la.

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Up On The Rooftop/Housetop Reindeer Pause

Lyrics:

Up on the rooftop/housetop reindeer pause
Out jumps good old Santa Clause
Down thru the chimney with lots of toys
All for the little ones
Christmas joys

Chorus:
Ho, ho, ho!
Who wouldn't go!
Ho, ho, ho!
Who wouldn't go!
Up on the rooftop/housetop
Click, click, click
Down thru the chimney with
Good Saint Nick

First comes the stocking
Of little Nell
Oh, dear Santa
Fill it well
Give her a dolly
That laughs and cries
One that will open
And shut her eyes

Repeat Chorus

Next comes the stocking
Of little Will
Oh, just see what
A glorious fill
Here is a hammer
And lots of tacks
Also a ball
And a whip that cracks

Repeat Chorus

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Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Lyrics:

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen,
Comet and Cupid and Donder and Blitzen.,
But do you recall?
The most famous reindeer of all?

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose,
And if you ever saw it,
You would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names;
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say,
Rudolph with your nose so bright,
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?

Then all the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,
You'll go down in history.

(musical interlude)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose,
And if you ever saw it,
You would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names;
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say,
Rudolph with your nose so bright,
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?

Then all the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,
You'll go down in history.

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Jingle Bell Rock

Lyrics:

[Christmas Lyrics by Bobby Helms]

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun
Now the jingle hop has begun

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square
In the frosty air.

What a bright time, it's the right time
To rock the night away
Jingle bell time is a swell time
To go gliding in a one-horse sleigh
Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
Jingle around the clock
Mix and a-mingle in the jingling feet

That's the jingle bell,
That's the jingle bell,
That's the jingle bell rock.

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Cartier - Winter Tale

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Celebrating the magic of the holiday season, Cartier is proud to present the fourth installment of the Winter Tale film series. A magical walk through Paris featuring an enchanting baby panther and Cartier pages will take you on a nostalgic journey to the 1920's.

Directed by: Bibo Bergeron.

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Disney Jingle Bells

Lyrics:

(arranged by Jimmy Buffett & Michael Utley)

(Chorus)


Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to run in a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh what fun on Jah's cool run in a one horse open sleigh
We're dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
And o'er the fields we go
A laughing all the way
The bells on bob-tail ring
They're making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight


Chorus:


A day or two ago
I thought I'd make a run
To Port Antonio
I be cruisin' in the sun
The radio was loud
The chicken jerked and fried
And all I had to do that day was drive on the left side


Chorus:



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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Lyrics:

You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
He's making a list
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town
He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!
O! You better watch out!
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town

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Frosty The Snowman

Lyrics:

Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul,
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
And two eyes made out of coal.
Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale, they say,
He was made of snow but the children
Know how he came to life one day.
There must have been some magic in that
Old silk hat they found.
For when they placed it on his head
He began to dance around.
O, Frosty the snowman
Was alive as he could be,
And the children say he could laugh
And play just the same as you and me.
Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Over the hills of snow.

Frosty the snowman knew
The sun was hot that day,
So he said, "Let's run and
We'll have some fun
Now before I melt away."
Down to the village,
With a broomstick in his hand,
Running here and there all
Around the square saying,
Catch me if you can.
He led them down the streets of town
Right to the traffic cop.
And he only paused a moment when
He heard him holler "Stop!"
For Frosty the snow man
Had to hurry on his way,
But he waved goodbye saying,
"Don't you cry,
I'll be back again some day."
Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Over the hills of snow.

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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Lyrics:

I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
Underneath the mistletoe last night.
She didn't see me creep
Down the stairs to have a peek
She thought I was tucked
Up in my bedroom fast asleep.

Then, I saw Mommy tickle Santa Claus
Underneath his beard so snowy white.
Oh, what a laugh it would have been,
If Daddy had only seen
Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night!


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I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

Lyrics:

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don't want a doll, no dinky Tinker Toy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don't think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
He won't have to use our dirty chimney flue
Just bring him through the front door, that's the easy thing to do

I can see me now on Christmas morning, creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses
I only like hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me too

Mom says the hippo would eat me up, but then
Teacher says a hippo is a vegeterian

There's lots of room for him in our two-car garage
I'd feed him there and wash him there and give him his massage
I can see me now on Christmas morning, creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles or rhinoceroseses
I only like hippopotamuseses
And hippopotamuses like me too!


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I'm Getting Nuttin For Christmas

Lyrics:

I broke my bat on Johnny's head;
Somebody snitched on me.
I hid a frog in sister's bed;
Somebody snitched on me.
I spilled some ink on Mommy's rug;
I made Tommy eat a bug;
Bought some gum with a penny slug;
Somebody snitched on me.

Oh, I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
Mommy and Daddy are mad.
I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.

I won't be seeing Santa Claus;
Somebody snitched on me.
He won't come visit me because
Find more similar lyrics on http://mp3lyrics.com/kqSomebody snitched on me.
Next year I'll be going straight;
Next year I'll be good, just wait
I'd start now, but it's too late;
Somebody snitched on me.

Oh, I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
Mommy and Daddy are mad.
I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.

Cause she ain't been nuttin'
And he ain't been nuttin'
No we ain't been nuttin' but bad.

S. Tepper, R. Bennett, 1955
[CHORUS]
I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas
Mommy and Daddy are mad
I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad

I broke my bat on Johnny's head
Somebody snitched on me
I hid a frog in sister's bed
Somebody snitched on me

I spilled some ink on Mommy's rug
I made Tommy eat a bug
Bought some gum with a penny slug
Somebody snitched on me, oh

[Repeat CHORUS]

I put a tack on teacher's chair
Somebody snitched on me
I tied a knot in Susie's hair
Somebody snitched on me

I did a dance on Mommy's plants
Climbed a tree and tore my pants
Filled that sugar bowl with ants
Somebody snitched on me

[Repeat CHORUS]

So you better be good, whatever you do
'Cause if you're bad, I'm warning you
You'll get nuttin' for Christmas

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All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

Lyrics:

Every body Pauses and stares at me
These two teeth are gone as you can see
I don't know just who to blame for this catastrophe!
But my one wish on Christmas Eve is as plain as it can be!

All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth!

Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could wish you
"Merry Christmas."
It seems so long since I could say,
"Sister Susie sitting on a thistle!"
Gosh oh gee, how happy I'd be,
if I could only whistle (thhhh, thhhh)

All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth.

Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could wish you
"Merry Christmas!"


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Facts About This Song:

The words and lyrics for All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth are by Don Gardner. The first publication of the Christmas song All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth was in 1946. The words of the Christmas song were parodied in the UK in the sixties, at the height of Beatlemania, when when a British comedienne named Dora Bryan recorded "All I want for Christmas is a Beatle". Every generation there appears to have a humorous Christmas song released like All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth. One cannot help wonder what future generations will make of the lyrics!

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Beautiful Dreamer

Lyrics:


Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me, Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee; Sounds of the rude world, heard in the day, Lull'd by the moonlight have all pass'd away! Beautiful dreamer, queen of my song, List while I woo thee with soft melody; Gone are the cares of life's busy throng, Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me! Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me! Beautiful dreamer, out on the sea Mermaids are chanting the wild lorelie; Over the streamlet vapors are borne, Waiting to fade at the bright coming morn. Beautiful dreamer, beam on my heart, E'en as the morn on the streamlet and sea; Then will all clouds of sorrow depart, Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me! Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!

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Facts About This Song:

In an effort for more sales of the sheet music, it's publishers claimed that this was Foster's last composition before his death in 1864. "She was all the World to Me" was also marketed as Foster's last song, as was "Our Darling Kate." It was certainly his last noteworthy piece.

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Lou'siana Belle

Lyrics:

Oh! Lou'siana's de same old state,
Whar Massa us'd to dwell;
He had a lubly cullud gal,
'Twas the Lou'siana Belle.
Chorus:

Oh! Belle don't you tell,
Don't tell Massa, don't you Belle,
Oh! Belle, de Lou'siana Belle,
I's gwine to marry you Lou'siana Belle.

2. I went to de ball de udder night,
I cut a mighty swell,
I danc'd de Polka pigeon wing,
Wid de Lou'siana Belle.

Chorus: 

3. Dere's Dandy Jim ob Caroline
I knows him by de swell,
Tryin' to come it mighty fine,
Wid de Lou'siana Belle.

Chorus:

4. Dere's de first Band den de E,
And den de doubleLL;
Anodder E to the end ob dat,
Spells Lou'siana Belle.

chorus:

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Facts About This Song:

WARNING: In using the original lyrics, this song may be offensive to some people. Like it or not, songs such as this one are part of our history. If this 1847 minstrel show favorite was not so 'politically incorrect,' I'm sure that it would still be popular today. Like many of Foster's works, "Lou'siana Belle" disappeared into obscurity when minstrel shows met their demise. The most popular minstrel troupe that performed this song was known as the "SABLE HARMONISTS." Unlike many minstrel troupes of the day, the 'Harmonists' were comprised of black Americans not white's in 'blackface.' I replaced each piano break with a fiddle playing the piano part. It's musical structure resembles that of a 'hoedown.' This could be the most 'politically incorrect' hoedown in history!

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The Old Oaken Bucket

Lyrics:

Oh, that old oaken bucket
Yes, that ironbound bucket
Oh, that moss-covered bucket
That hung in the well

Well, I went for a sip
And my heart did a flip
There by the old
Buck-a-buck-a-bucket
That hung in the well

It was my fifteenth summer
When I met this cool cucumber
With a face like an angel
A voice like a bell

Well, she told me she
Played a mill last summer
Theater by the
Buck-a-buck-a-bucket
That hung by the well

She was the hippest of chicks
I was a square from the sticks
But she dug me, she said
Like a daisy digs the dells

So each night, I would date her
Well, our only spectator
Was that nosy old bucket
That hung in the well

Missy Venus' daughter
Never let me escort her
Back to her pad at
The local hotel

I should have
Been more suspicious
But she came on
Too delicious by the old
Buck-a-buck-a-bucket
That hung in the well

It turns out while we tarried
She was really very married
What I thought was an angel
Was pure Jezebel

Cause one night
We're getting clubby
When it walks her
Burned up hubby
By the old bucket
That hung in the well

Boy, her scream shattered crystal
And her mate threw his pistol
Brother, that's when I took off
Running just like, well, man

Those bullets came a-whining
Through the vines that were twining
Round that creepy old bucket
That hung in the well

Oh, that old oaken bucket
Yes, that ironbound bucket
Oh, that moss-covered bucket
That hung in the well

There were two loving soul and
Now there's just six bullet holes
In that old Buck, buck, bucket
That hangs in the well

Facts About This Song:

These words were written in 1818 by Samuel Woodworth. They were originally sung to the traditional tune Jesse, The Flower o Dumblane (aka Jesse, the Flower of Dunblane). In 1870 they were set to this melody by English composer George Kiallmark which was written for Moore's Araby's Daughter.

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De Camptown Races

Lyrics:

(Camptown Races plays at the beginning and in between each bit)

Luther?
Huh Arthur?
What are ya lookin' so sad fer?
Well I'll tell ya Uncle Spike, didn't ya hear about poor ol' grampa gettin'
hurt out at the ball game?
No, how'd it happen?
Some feller stepped on his pipe.
Well, how'd that hurt him?
It was his wind pipe ye idiot.

That was awful purty. Uncle Spike, did you see that movie flicker called
The Little Foxies?
What say ye, Luther?
Are you deef, I said, did you see that movie flicker called The Little
Foxies?
No I didn't, why?
Well I seen it and I asked for my money back cause there weren't an
animal in it.

Luther?
Huh Arthur?
Did you enjoy your trip to Californy?
Yes sir I did, but my feet hurt awful bad.
What's the matter, did ya walk?
No, I rid out in one of them devil wagons, that's an automobile you
know. I told that feller that were driving to slow down cause my feet
were a hurtin.
And what'd he say Luther?
He said "What's your feet hurtin' got to do with me going fast?"
And what'd you say Luther?
I said, "The floorboard fell out in Phoenix son, and I've been a runnin'
ever since."

Luther?
Huh Arthur?
Did you put fresh water in the goldfish bowl this morning?
No I didn't, they didn't drink all I put in there last week yet.

And now ladies and gentlemen, Uncle Spike and his City Slickers will
render a real purty piece, purty to pair speckled pups under a red wagon
with a blue ribbon round their necks. Folks and the names of it get up
and like a lamp son I think I've knocked one of your ma's eyes out in a
key of deed letter digits.

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Listen To The Mockinbird

Lyrics:

Woke up one bright morning,
Woke up in the rain,
Woke up to the sunshine and the pain,

Stood out in the rosebuds,
Stood out in the dew,
Stood out in the clear and got a clue--

Listen to the mockingbird
Sing his sweet song,
Listen to the mockingbird
And know that life goes on.

Been inside a coal mine,
Been inside a whale,
Been inside a grief just like a jail...

Listen to the mockingbird
Sing his sweet song,
Listen to the mockingbird
And know that life goes on.

On that morning, dressed in black,
I began my journey back;
Through old cobwebs colors blew,
>From my footsteps shadows flew--

Through these eyes of light now
I begin to know
All good things in time will come and go--

Listen to the mockingbird
Sing his sweet song,
Listen to the mockingbird
And know that life goes on.

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Facts About This Song:

My own contemporary vocal arrangement of a popular love song during the American Civil War It is of 'bitter-sweet' memories of a man whose lover has died..This piece was popular in both North and South and is said to have been one of the Lincoln's favorites

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Old Folks At Home

Lyrics:

In Video

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Facts About Song:

Another Classic by Stephen Collins Foster. This version is featured on my album 'Keeping The Old Songs Alive' Although in Foster's case this is not really necessary as his songs are alive and well albeit with some modifications. This version has a few changes from the original in the true folk tradition.

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Oh, Dem Golden Slippers

Lyrics:

Oh, my golden slippers am laid away
'Cause I don't spect to wear 'em til my wedding day
And my long tailed coat, that I love so well
I will wear up in the chariot in the morn
And my long white robe that I bought last June
I'm goin' to get changed 'cause it fits too soon
And the old grey hoss that I used to drive
I will hitch him to the chariot in the morn

Oh, dem golden slippers
Oh, dem golden slippers
Golden slippers I'se goin' to wear
Because they look so neat
Oh, dem golden slippers
Oh, dem golden slippers
Golden slippers I'se goin' to wear
To walk the golden street

Oh, my old banjo hangs on the wall
'Cause it ain't been tuned since way last fall
But the darks all say we'll have a good time
When we ride up in the chariot in the morn
There's ol' brother Ben and his sister, Luce
They will telegraph the news to uncle Bacco Juice
What a great camp meetin' there will be that day
When we ride up in the chariot in the morn

So, it's good-bye, children I will have to go
Where the rain don't fall and the wind don't blow
And yer ulster coats, why, you will not need
When you ride up in the chariot in the morn
But yer golden slippers must be nice and clean
And yer age must be just sweet sixteen
And yer white kid gloves you will have to wear
When you ride up in the chariot in the morn


Facts About This Song:

James Bland, who was one of few well known black composers in the 1800s, wrote this 'toe-tapper,' Bland wrote over 600 songs in his lifetime. Today, I would wager that less than 10 are played on a regular basis. "Carry Me Back To Old Virginny" was Bland's most popular song.

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I'm Going Back To Dixie

Lyrics:

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Facts About This Song:

This post Civil War song became a minstrel show 'standard.' First published in 1874, this is one of probably little more than 20 American songs composed in the 1870's that remained popular through the next century. American folk music historians have termed the period between 1865 and 1900 as the 'dead zone,' claiming that new and original music had all but ceased to exist. They believe that most 'new' music of the day was simply recycled from the first half of the 1800's

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The Christmas Guest

Lyrics:

It happened one day near December's end
Two neighbors called on an old friend
And they found his shop so meager and lame
Made gay with a thousand bows of green
And Conrad was sittin' with face ashined
When he suddenly stopped as he stiched a twine
And he said "Oh friends at dawn today
When the cock was crowin' the night away
The Lord appeared in a dream to me
And said 'I'm comin' your guest to be.'

So I've been busy with feet astir
And strewin' my shop with branches of fir
The table is spread and the kettle is shined
And over the rafters the holly is twined
Now I'll wait for my Lord to appear
And listen closely so I will hear His step
As He nears my humble place
And I'll open the door and look on His face"
So his friends went home and left Conrad alone
For this was the happiest day he'd known
For long since his family had passed away
And Conrad had spent many a sad Christmas day
But he knew with the Lord as his Christmas guest

This Christmas would be the dearest and best
So he listened with only joy in his heart
And with every sound he would rise with a start
And look for the Lord to be at his door
Like the vision he'd had a few hours before
So he ran to the window after hearin' a sound
But all he could see on the snow-covered ground
Was a shabby begger who's shoes were torn
And all of his clothes were ragged and worn
But Conrad was touched and he went to the door
And he said
"You know, your feet must be frozen and sore
I have some shoes in my shop for you
And a coat that'll keep you warmer too"

So with grateful heart, the man went away
But Conrad noticed the time of day
And wondered what made the Lord so late
And how much longer he'd have to wait
When he heard a knock he ran to the door
But it was only a stranger once more
A bent ol' lady with a shawl of black
With a bundle of kindlin' piled on her back

She asked for only a place to rest
But that was reserved for Conrad's great guest
But her voice seemed to plead "Don't send me away
Let me rest for awhile on Christmas day"
So Conrad brewed her a steamin' cup
And told her to sit at the table and sup
But after she left he was filled with dismay
For he saw that the hours were slippin' away

And the Lord hadn't come as He said He would
And Conrad felt sure he'd misunderstood
When out of the stillness he heard a cry
"Please help me, and tell me where am I!"
So again he opened his friendly door
And stood disappointed as twice before
It was only a child who'd wandered away
And was lost from her family on Christmas day

Again, Conrad's heart was heavy and sad
But he knew he should make the little girl glad
So he called her in and he wiped her tears
And quieted all her childish fears
Then he led her back to her home once more
But as he entered his own darkened door
He knew the Lord was not comin' today
For the hours of Christmas had passed away
So he went to his room and he knelt down to pray
And he said "Dear Lord, why did You delay?
What kept You from comin' to call on me?
For I wanted so much Your Face to see"

When soft in the silence, a voice he heard
"Lift up your head, for I kept my word
Three times my shadow crossed your floor
And three times I came to your lonely door
I was the begger with bruised, cold feet
And I was the woman you gave somethin' to eat
I was the child on the homeless street.
Three times I knocked and three times I came in
And each time I found the warmth of a friend
Of all the gifts love is the best
And I was honored to be your Christmas guest

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Billys Christmas Wish

Lyrics:


The fat man sat on the busy street corner
His white beard and red suit in line
His Ho, Ho brought joy to the childern
For again it was Christmas time.

His belly would shake as he merrily laughed spreading his Christmas joy
I'm Santa come sit on my knee, he'd say
To each little girl and boy

But standing apart from the merry crowd
Stood a lad at about 7 years old
With no coat to cover his bony frame
He was shaky and weak from the cold

He had no shoes to warm his feet
He looked hungry, just skin and bone
But with a look of peace on his humble little face
He just stood there all alone

When Santa saw the boy a sympathy grew
And he said come here to me
He covered the trembling frame with his robe
As he placed the child on his knee

The boy looked up to Santa's eyes with worship for the bearded man
He said my names Billy and I love you sir
Why you're the grandest in all the land
And I didn't mean to be no trouble Santa

He went on trying hard to smile
But I heard you laughing
And I saw the kids and I thought I would just watch for a while
I won't bother you with wanting nothing sir

Cause I already know I been bad
Santa looked down at the poor little ragged boy
And he said son where is your mother and dad
Well my daddy lives in prison Santa

That's what momma says anyhow
They say he shot momma's boyfriend
He's been there a long time now
And me and momma we live with Mr. Brown now

Mom works at the bar every day
Mr. Brown just drinks beer and cusses a lot
Whenever I get in his way
I've been gone agout 4 days now Santa

I've been sleeping in cars that I find
And I know that makes me a bad boy
But you sure been treating me kind
I've been praying for you since I've been big enough Santa

Every Christmas Eve night
And then the next day the kids have all the toys
And I know that you made it alright
And I'm so glad to see them so happy as I go walking along

But my stocking is always empty that's how I know I done wrong
Mr. Brown told me all about it
He said I just ain't no good
And I know he's right cos you never came sir
And I know if I wasn't bad then you would

It's ok son Santa muttered
Such faith he'd not seen in a while
Though a tear was straining to fill his eyes
He looked down at the lad with a smile

Just tell Santa what you'd like son
Anything that you might have in mind
I didn't know where you lived before Billy
But I promise I won't miss you next time

Little Billy's face quickly grew brighter
Such luck he would never have guessed
After thinking a while he finally said
Well sir I might just have one request

Have you ever been to Heaven Santa?
Why I bet you know God as good as you are
Could I just ride up to Jesus' house sir?
If it's not too awful far

He might just let me live there a while
Daddy says he likes little boys
And I wouldn't take too much room sir
I'd just sit in the back with the toys

AndI promise not to be bad Santa
And I could help God do his chores
And he might even let me see Daddy
And I wouldn't be hungry no more

I'm so tired and sleepy now Santa
Said the child as he looked toward the skies
With a sigh he relaxed against Santa's chest
And peacefully closed his eyes

Santa quickly felt for the little boys pulse
Someone please get a doctor he said
But when the ambulance took little Billy away
Everyone know he was dead

The children had grown more solemn
As they listened to the little boy
They were no longer happy and laughing
His story had stolen their joy

They looked to Santa for comfort
He fought for the right words to say
He said now kids don't be sad for Billy
Cos he just went to Heaven today

He wanted to go and live with God
So now everything's alright
Let thoughts of Billy make your hearts be kind
And I'll see you all Christmas Eve night

Merry Christmas everybody
 
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I'd Rather Have Jesus

Lyrics:

  1. I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold;
    I’d rather be His than have riches untold;
    I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands;
    I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hand
    • Refrain:
      Than to be the king of a vast domain
      And be held in sin’s dread sway;
      I’d rather have Jesus than anything
      This world affords today.
  2. I’d rather have Jesus than men’s applause;
    I’d rather be faithful to His dear cause;
    I’d rather have Jesus than worldwide fame;
    I’d rather be true to His holy name
  3. He’s fairer than lilies of rarest bloom;
    He’s sweeter than honey from out the comb;
    He’s all that my hungering spirit needs;
    I’d rather have Jesus and let Him lead
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I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair

Lyrics:

I don't need your rockin' chair
Your Geritol or your Medicare
Well, I still got neon in my vein
This gray hair don't mean a thing

I do my rockin' on the stage
You can't put this possum in a cage
My body's old but it ain't impaired
I don't need your rockin' chair

I ain't ready for the junkyard yet
'Cause I still feel like a new Corvette
It might take a little longer but I'll get there
Well, I don't need your rockin' chair

I don't need your rockin' chair
Your Geritol or your Medicare
Well, I still got neon in my vein
This gray hair don't mean a thing

I do my rockin' on the stage
You can't put this possum in a cage
My body is old but it ain't impaired
I don't need this rockin' chair

Retirement don't fit in my plan
You can keep your seat, I'm a gonna stand
An Eskimo needs a Frigidaire
Like I need your rockin' chair

I don't need your rockin' chair
Your Geritol or your Medicare
Well, I still got neon in my vein
This gray hair don't mean a thing

I do my rockin' on the stage
You can't put this possum in a cage
Yeah, my body's old but it ain't impaired
Well, I don't need your rockin' chair
My body's old but it ain't impaired
I don't need your rockin' chair

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Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?

Lyrics:

You know this old world is full of singers
But just a few are chosen
To tear your heart out when they sing
Imagine life without them
All your, radio heros
Like the outlaw that walks through Jesse's dream.

No, there will never be another
Red-headed stranger
A Man in Black and Folsom Prison Blues
The Okie from Muskogee
Or Hello Darling
Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes?

Chorus:
Who's gonna fill their shoes
Who's gonna stand that tall
Who's gonna play the Opry
And the Wabash Cannonball
Who's gonna give their heart and soul
To get to me and you
Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes?

God bless the boys from Memphis
Blue Suede Shoes and Elvis
Much too soon he left this world in tears
They tore up the Fifties
Old Jerry Lee and Charlie
And Go Cat Go still echoes through the years.

You know the heart of country music
Still beats in Luke the Drifter
You can tell it when he sang I Saw the Light
Old Marty, Hank and Lefty
Why I can feel them right here with me
On this Silver Eagle rolling through the night.

Chorus:

Who's gonna fill their shoes
Who's gonna stand that tall
Who's gonna play the Opry
And the Wabash Cannonball
Who's gonna give their heart and soul
To get to me and you
Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes?

Yes, I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes?...

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God Bless The U.S.A. By Lee Greenwood

Lyrics:

If tomorrow all my things were gone,
I'd worked for all my life.
And I had to start again,
With just my children and my wife.

I'd thank my lucky stars,
To be livin' here today.
'Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
And they can't take that away.

And I'm proud to be an American,
Where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
Who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up,
Next to you and defend her still today.
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

From the lakes of Minnesota,
To the hills of Tennessee.
Across the plains of Texas,
From sea to shining sea.

From Detroit down to Houston,
And New York to L.A.
Well there's pride in every American heart,
And its time we stand and say.

That I'm proud to be an American,
Where at least I know I'm free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
Who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up,
Next to you and defend her still today.
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

And I'm proud to be an American,
Where at least I know I'm free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
Who gave that right to me.
And I gladly stand up,
Next to you and defend her still today.
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.
 

Facts About The Song:

Artist: Lee Greenwood
Album: Miscellaneous
Genre: Country

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Daddy's Hands

Lyrics:

Artist: Dunn Holly
Song: Daddy's Hands
Album: Holly Dunn - Milestones: Greatest Hits

I remember Daddy´s hands, folded silently in prayer.
And reaching out to hold me, when I had a nightmare.
You could read quite a story, in the callouses and lines.
Years of work and worry had left their mark behind.
I remember Daddy´s hands, how they held my Mama tight,
And patted my back, for something done right.
There are things that I´ve forgotten, that I loved about the man,
But I´ll always remember the love in Daddy´s hands.

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin´.
Daddy´s hands, were hard as steel when I´d done wrong.
Daddy´s hands, weren´t always gentle
But I´ve come to understand.
There was always love in Daddy´s hands.

I remember Daddy´s hands, working 'til they bled.
Sacrificed unselfishly, just to keep us all fed.
If I could do things over, I´d live my life again.
And never take for granted the love in Daddy´s hands.

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin´.
Daddy´s hands, were hard as steel when I´d done wrong.
Daddy´s hands, weren´t always gentle
But I´ve come to understand.
There was always love in Daddy´s hands.

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin´.
Daddy´s hands, were hard as steel when I´d done wrong.
Daddy´s hands, weren´t always gentle
But I´ve come to understand.
There was always love .....
In Daddy´s hands.

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Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days)

Lyrics:

Grandpa
Tell me 'bout the good old days.
Sometimes it feels like
This world's gone crazy.
Grandpa, take me back to yesterday,
Where the line between right and wrong
Didn't seem so hazy.

Did lovers really fall in love to stay
Stand beside each other come what may
was a promise really something people kept,
Not just something they would say
Did families really bow their heads to pray
Did daddies really never go away
Whoa oh Grandpa,
Tell me 'bout the good old days.

[musical interlude]

Grandpa
Everything is changing fast.
We call it progress,
But I just don't know.
And Grandpa, let's wonder back into the past,
And paint me a picture of long ago.

Did lovers really fall in love to stay
Stand beside each other come what may
Was a promise really something people kept,
Not just something they would say and then forget
Did families really bow their heads to pray
Did daddies really never go away
Whoa oh Grandpa,
Tell me 'bout the good old days.

Whoa oh Grandpa,
Tell me 'bout the good ole days.

[Musical interlude]
[Humming]

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