For Folk's Sake It's Christmas 2013

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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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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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

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released December 1, 2013

Mastered by Howard Carter
Artwork by Sarah Oxley

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