For Folk's Sake It's Christmas 2013

by For Folk's Sake

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Mike Watts
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Mike Watts Wonderful modern compilation of Christmas songs of talented individualist artists each with their own distinctive sound. Joe Innes gets fave track for humour and originality, Sophie Jamieson's voice is amazing but love every track - The perfect alternative Christmas album to the endless 'Xmas pop classics' playing in every retail outlet Favorite track: Santa Says "Relax".
Tom Quicke
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Tom Quicke Played on Xmas day while we opened our presents. This will always take me back there. Wonderfull. Favorite track: Silentish Night.
Calum Orr
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Calum Orr thank heck Stornoway told me to get this - beautiful
also Gondwanaland is a tune and a half Favorite track: Gondwanaland.
DickonB
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DickonB Great track from the PollyAnna Band Favorite track: Christmas All The Time.
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released December 1, 2013

Mastered by Howard Carter
Artwork by Sarah Oxley

All profits from the sale of this album go to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders

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Track Name: Patch & the Giant - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Christ, our Saviour
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 tidings of the same:
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by Name.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

And when they came to Bethlehem
Where our dear Saviour lay,
They found Him in a manger,
Where oxen feed on hay;
His Mother Mary kneeling down,
Unto the Lord did pray.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

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
All other doth deface.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy
Track Name: The Pollyanna Band - Christmas All The Time
I'll be your fairy on a tree if you would only notice me
I'd shine much brighter than a light
Some Christmas night to make you see
The good you light on up in me

I'll be your sugar candy cane if you'd just call me once again
This Christmas rain is all my tears
It feels like years pass in a day
I wish to God it would go away

And oh if you were mine
It'd feel like Christmas all the time

I'll be a wreath upon your door
So you won't want to leave no more
And all our deepest dark desires
Will stoke the fires and deck the halls

I'll be the girl you always said
Would shine to light the days ahead
And all the twisted paths we've tread
The tracks have led us to this place
Now I can't face the days without you

And oh if you were mine
It'd feel like Christmas all the time
Track Name: Sophie Jamieson - The First Noel
The first Noel the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepards in fields as they lay:
In fields where they lay a keeping their sheep
On a cold winter's night that was so deep.
Noel Noel Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel.

They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the east beyond them far:
And to the earth it gave great light
And so it continued both day and night.
Noel Noel Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel.

And by the light of that same star
Three wise men came from the country far;
To seek for a King was their intent,
And to follow the star wherever it went.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.

This star drew nigh to the north-west;
O'er Bethlehem it took it's rest,
And there it did both stop and stay,
Right over the place where Jesus lay.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.

Then entered in those wise men three,
Fell reverently upon their knee,
And offered there in his presence
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the kind of Israel.

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord,
That hath made heaven and earth of nought,
And with his blood mankind has bought.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.
Track Name: Stornoway - Gondwanaland
when you're tired and you're far far far from home
when you're lost and you're on your own
when the fog comes a swirling swirling round you
til you cant see the path before you
you should know of the strangest thing

you come down like the silent silent snow
til your mind feels as numb as your fingers
it was many many many many years ago
on the coast of gondwanaland

no one heard for the howling howling wind
no one heard when they whispered the strangest thing
no one saw for the stinging stinging rain
no one saw the strangest thing

saw you slip on the icy icy street
and i smiled accidentally
and you swore at the ice and you swore at me
and my heart melted instantly
in the warmth of the strangest thing

so i'm holding a torch up high for you
and the batteries are all brand new
but i'm scared they'll wear right through
before you see me shining you
before i've then discovered who
can show me the strangest thing

no one heard for the howling howling wind
no one heard when they whispered the strangest thing
no one saw for the stinging stinging rain
no one saw the strangest thing
Track Name: Joe Innes & the Cavalcade - Santa Says "Relax"
The spirit of Christmas comes easy for some
It's all the tinsel or snowflake or song
Some people cover their house in the tackiest lights
(Whatever does it for you, man)

Remember the night when we saw Mumford before they went pro
And Laura Marling played Goodbye England, Covered In Snow
A whole year before it was released as a single
And Christmas ran right down my neck like a tingle

But I'm stressing out right now with all the shopping I've left to do
And I just wanna go home and watch Die Hard 2

I was in Westfield regretting the fact
Days before Christmas having panic attacks
What should I get and for who and how much and what for
And I think the jumper I got for my brother in law is a little too big
My God I'm going to throw myself under a bus
But then I hear a brass band play

Then I remember it's Christmas
And everything will be fine
I get the spirit of Christmas
I think I'll have some mulled wine

Santa baby
Slip a sable under the tree for me
Santa baby
I've been an awful good girl
Santa baby
And hurry down the chimney tonight

Then I remember it's Christmas
And everything will be fine
I get the spirit of Christmas
I think I'll have some mulled wine
Track Name: Alessi's Ark - Joy To The World
Joy to the world! The Lord has come:
let earth receive her King!
Let every heart prepare him room
and heaven and nature sing.
and heaven and nature sing
and heaven and heaven and nature sing

Joy to the world! the Saviour reigns:
let men their songs employ
while fields and floods rocks hills and plains
repeat the sounding joy
repeat the sounding joy
repeat the sounding joy

No more let sins and sorrows grow
nor thorns infest the ground:
he comes to make his blessings flow
far as the curse is found
far as curse is found
far as curse is found

He rules the earth with truth and grace,
and makes the nations prove
the glories of his righteousness
and wonders of his love
and wonders of his love
and wonders of his love
Track Name: Left With Pictures - The Coldest Night
On a very cold night
You tiptoed round your old house
Thinking where is he tonight
You lie amid the broken glass

So what do you think might come in the morning
Shut your eyes I promised you a surprise
I saw three ships mooring I can't cut the ties and I can't be wise
This day is like no other
Waiting for your husband or brother
I will not blow our cover
Disappear like a peal of bells through the night
With bare feet on wooden flooring
Creeping up towards your door
And do you recognise the shadow
Each to who they love on the coldest night
Oh is it Christmas?

And there should be one day each year
When all that's gone can reappear
And there should be one day each year
When all that's gone can reappear

There should be one day each year
When all that's gone can reappear
Track Name: Worry Dolls - Coming Home
It's that time of year again my friend
We're coming home
Now the nights are long
The days are cold
And we've grown older another year
Oh how I've missed you
It's been too long
I'm sorry I never wrote
I'm sorry I never come home
This year's gone too fast
This won't last
I always wish I'd done far more
But now the lights are shining and we're making up lost time
Oh come on Christmas it's been too long
Let's make this one to remember
This year let us bring it home
I'm coming home for Christmas
Track Name: Dark Dark Dark - Winter Coat
I'm glad to see
That you brought your coat
Cos winters here get awful cold
The winters here get awful cold

And if we're still lovers by January
The air burns our love as the ice it burns the street
You will know, you will know, you know you'll know
Trust me, you will know its a good thing
That you brought your coat
A damn good thing you brought your coat

And if we're still lovers by February
The coldest bones we warm our sheets
And March you're convinced that it is going to be spring
But for two more months you're shivering
And its a good thing
That you brought your coat
A damn good thing you brought your coat
Track Name: Jessie Moncrieff - At Your Door
Fairy lights line the street
Soft snow under feet
Tapping a holly wreath at your door

Drift through the morn'
I catch you yawning
Stand by the tree and we'll see who is tall
Rubbing the leaves
In our palms up our sleeves
Bruising to mend our aching knees

Then we go
In the snow
Sled the hills you know so well

Blurry to see
We run like we're free
Only to be drawn back by the fire

Dry your hands by the stove
While I fetch my coat
We'll cozy down for the eve now we're spent
We laughed like drains dear
Singing of reindeer and
All the old songs on a whisky or few

Hold me tight
Through the night
We'll wake early and live it again

But before bedtime
Let's tiptoe outside
For one last dive in the glow of
Holly wreaths
Line your street
Soft snowing as they sleep
Of we drift
Holy Peace mmm
Track Name: Inti Rowland - Coventry Carol
Lullay, Thou tiny little Child
Bye-bye, lulle, lullay;
Lullay, Thou tiny little Child,
Bye-bye, lulle, lullay.

Oh sisters two, how may we do
To preserve this day?
This poor Youngling for whom we sing
Bye-bye, lulle, lullay.

Herod, the King, in his raging,
Charged he hath this day
His soldiers in their strength and might,
All children young to slay.

Then woe is me, poor Child, for Thee,
And ever mourn and say,
For at thy parting nor say nor sing
Bye-bye, lulle, lullay.

And when the stars ingather do,
In their far venture stay,
Then smile as dreaming, Little One,
Bye-bye, lulle, lullay.
Track Name: Laish - Silentish Night
Silent night holy night
Pray for calm pray for light
Bitter winter has taken your cheer
Tiresome company spoiled your beer
If only I could sleep
If only I could sleep

Violent night lonely night
Suited men starting fights
Threat of danger in the air
Dodging cars in the square
Drink in heavenly fear
Drink in heavenly fear

Silent night holy night
Hold me dear my new bride
Take your dress off and come to me
You the present I long to see
Glide in heavenly sheets
Sleep in heavenly peace
Track Name: Emperor Yes - Time Frog 4000
Hey kids
Boys and girls
Santa's coming soon
And what would you like for Christmas?
Would you like to travel to a place you've never been?
Get ready to leap through time with the Time Frog 4000