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Lyr Add: First Christmas Morning (Dan Fogelberg)

Genie 11 Dec 08 - 04:57 PM
Genie 21 Dec 11 - 10:30 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: FIRST CHRISTMAS MORNING (Dan Fogelberg)
From: Genie
Date: 11 Dec 08 - 04:57 PM

Another beautiful new (1999 album) Christmas song - but with an old sound. It's from Dan Fogelberg's album The First Christmas Morning.

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS MORNING
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Dan Fogelberg
("The song that inspired this whole project. While mixing 'EXILES' during December of 1986 in Los Angeles, I would stop at the hotel bar for a nightcap on my way to bed. Christmas was coming on and I would sit by myself each night listening to a tape of Christmas carols on the lounge's sound system while sipping my Irish whiskey. I became fascinated by what made these songs so timeless and universal and spent hours analyzing their common denominators. Then, during a lull in the mixing at Sunset Sound, I sat down at the piano and wrote the song in about an hour - lyrics and all. I'm very pleased to at last get to present it as I think it is one of the most beautiful melodies I've written.")

Away in the east shines a star in the sky
That leads us to where He is born,
And bearing good tidings and gifts we shall give
To Him on this first Christmas morning,
To Him on this first Christmas morning.

Holy our journey and holy our love
That takes us to find and adore Him,
And blessed the baby that sleeps in his bed
And wakes on this first Christmas morning,
And wakes on this first Christmas morning.

Ahhh-Ahhh Alleluia!
Ahhh-Ahhh Alleluia!
Ahhh-Ahhh Alle,
Ahhh-Ahhh Alle,
Ahhh-Ahhh Alleluia!

The Lord in His wisdom, the Lord in His grace
Has given to man a redeemer
To save us from sin and to show us the light
That shines on this first Christmas morning
And will shine ever each Christmas morning.

Ahhh-Ahhh Alleluia!
Ahhh-Ahhh Alleluia!
Ahhh-Ahhh Alle,
Ahhh-Ahhh Alle,
Ahhh-Ahhh Alleluia!


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Subject: Video: First Christmas Morning (Dan Fogelberg)
From: Genie
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 10:30 PM

You can hear the full song here: Dan Fogelberg: The First Christmas Morning

Dan said once in an interview that he was prouder of this song than of anything else he had written (a discography of 24 albums and over 150 songs).

I think the melody is very haunting and the lyrics are simple and fitting.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: First Christmas Morning (Dan Fogelberg)
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 11:04 PM

Thank you for that, Genie. Most beautiful. Reminds me why I always liked his stuff.

kat


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