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Thread #37092 Message #1898968
Posted By: GUEST,Wayne
03-Dec-06 - 01:49 PM
Thread Name: Know any hard-hitting christmas songs?
Subject: RE: Know any hard-hitting christmas songs?
Tom Pacheco's Christmas on Times Square (Jimmy the Fiddler) to be found on Woodstock Winter or Swallowed up in the Great American Heartland, is a heart rending song. Both albums are still available.
Loudon Wainwright's Christmas Morning from Social Studies is shocking. I was dumbstruck when I first heard it.
Fairy Tale in New York still packs a punch despite being belovrd of the Christmas compilation album compilers.
On the traditional front, The Mistletoe Bough which recalls the oft told tale of a bride getting locked in a trunk during a game of Hide and Seek, is pretty hard hitting too. The version I know is on Calennig's excellent A Gower Garland.