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The Christmas Tree words wanted

GUEST,Murray on Saltspring 21 Dec 10 - 03:42 PM
open mike 21 Dec 10 - 04:44 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 21 Dec 10 - 04:52 PM
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Chris in Portland 22 Dec 10 - 12:33 AM
The Doctor 22 Dec 10 - 05:15 AM
Chris in Portland 22 Dec 10 - 09:38 AM
GUEST,Ebor_fiddler 22 Dec 10 - 03:40 PM
Mr Happy 23 Dec 10 - 09:21 AM
Padre 23 Dec 10 - 10:52 PM
r.padgett 24 Dec 10 - 03:55 AM
Chris in Portland 24 Dec 10 - 01:09 PM
GUEST,Murray on Saltspring 25 Dec 10 - 08:14 PM
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Subject: The Christmas Tree words wanted
From: GUEST,Murray on Saltspring
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 03:42 PM

Does anyone have the words for the Sheffield carol "The Christmas Tree" - written by an American, circa 1880? About Santa Claus and jingles etc.


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Subject: RE: The Christmas Tree words wanted
From: open mike
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 04:44 PM

not oh, tannenbaum, them?


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Subject: RE: The Christmas Tree words wanted
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 04:52 PM

Is it Kris Kringle?


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Subject: RE: The Christmas Tree words wanted
From: Trapper
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 04:59 PM

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee ?


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Subject: RE: The Christmas Tree words wanted
From: Chris in Portland
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 12:33 AM

It's in "Bradbury's Fresh Laurels" in Google Books, 1867.
William Batchelder Bradbury. Page 148.
Merry Christmas, Chris


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Subject: RE: The Christmas Tree words wanted
From: The Doctor
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 05:15 AM

From 'The Joy of Christmas', Worrall Male Voice Choir.

Who comes this way, so blithe and gay,
Upon this Merry Christmas Day,
So merrily, so cheerily,
With his peak'd hat, and reindeer sleigh
With pretty toys for girls and boys
As pretty as you e'er did see,
Oh this is Santa Claus's man,
Kriss Kringle with his Christmas tree.

Ch: Oh! Ho! Oh! Ho! ho; ho; ho; ho; ho; ho; ho;
    Then jingle, jingle, jing, jing, jing
    Right merry we shall be,
    Yes, jingle, jingle, Come Kriss Kringle,
    Come with your Christmas tree,
    And welcome, welcome, welcome Kriss
    Right welcome shall you be.
    Oh! there he is, yes, yes, 'tis Kriss
    'Tis Kriss with the Christmas tree,
    The Christmas tree, the Christmas tree,
    The Christmas tree.

His sleigh bells ring, with a merry ching,
As off its reefs the reindeer spring,
Gee up, gee ho, how swift they go,
Away o'er ice, and drifts of snow.
For he must call, one and all,
His master's pretty pets, you see,
For he is Santa Claus's man,
Kriss Kringle, with his Christmas tree.

With cakes and plums, trumpets and drums,
And lots of pretty things he comes.
So now be quick, your places take,
And all a merry circle make.
For now he's near, he'll soon appear,
And we his jolly face shall see.
Oh! welcome Santa Claus's man,
Kriss Kringle with his Christmas tree.

The composer is given as 'not known'.


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Subject: RE: The Christmas Tree words wanted
From: Chris in Portland
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 09:38 AM

I watched the tv show, and am listening to the radio series. There is a professional group here in Oregon doing traditional Christmas music, The Portland Revels, but I do not know of any pub carol singing. It would be great to get this tradition going here. Anyone who is interested could start a thread here. Tabor Space would be a good place for doing this.
Merry Christmas again, Chris


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Subject: RE: The Christmas Tree words wanted
From: GUEST,Ebor_fiddler
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 03:40 PM

From memory, The Spinners recorded this, as well as "We Singers make bold", also from the Sheffield tradition.

Happy Christma,

Chris B.


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Subject: RE: The Christmas Tree words wanted
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 09:21 AM

GAUDY TREE

Gaudy tree, gaudy tree, they say it sparkles
It's all baubles and tinsel, they say
Gaudy tree, gaudy tree, they say it sparkles
It's all baubles and tinsel, they say

There's a fairy on the top, and her wand it flickers
Wooden soldier down below, he's looking up her쳌E
Gaudy tree, gaudy tree, they say it sparkles
It's all baubles and tinsel, they say
Gaudy tree, gaudy tree, they say it sparkles
It's all baubles and tinsel, they say

Cheapo flashing lights around, strung on plastic wire
Made in Hong Kong I'll be bound, soon there'll be a 쳌E
Gaudy tree, gaudy tree, they say it sparkles
It's all baubles and tinsel, they say
Gaudy tree, gaudy tree, they say it sparkles
It's all baubles and tinsel, they say

Fathers doing magic tricks, just to entertain us
Mother has the Paxo out, stuffing the turkeys쳌E
Gaudy tree, gaudy tree, they say it sparkles
It's all baubles and tinsel, they say
Gaudy tree, gaudy tree, they say it sparkles
It's all baubles and tinsel, they say

Sister has her boyfriend round, his name is Charlie Tucker
They're going out in his new sports car, & then he'll try to 쳌Ebr> Gaudy tree, gaudy tree, they say it sparkles
It's all baubles and tinsel, they say
Gaudy tree, gaudy tree, they say it sparkles
It's all baubles and tinsel, they say

Granddads on the booze again, Grandma begs his pardon
She slips viagra in his glass, to help him get a 쳌E
Gaudy tree, gaudy tree, they say it sparkles
It's all baubles and tinsel, they say
Gaudy tree, gaudy tree, they say it sparkles
It's all baubles and tinsel, they say


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Subject: RE: The Christmas Tree words wanted
From: Padre
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 10:52 PM

We (The Singers of Bath) sang "The Christmas Tree" (the one with Kris Kringle et al) at the Homestead yesterday and today. It reminds me (and given the date of its writng, that's no surprise) of a G&S patter song. The piano accompaniment is just great.


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Subject: RE: The Christmas Tree words wanted
From: r.padgett
Date: 24 Dec 10 - 03:55 AM

Kris Kringle usually done as a solo verse and all join in the "ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho hos" and the chorus

Also heared "The Mistleto Bough" a few times this year ( olo + chorus from everyone)

Being adopted at a number of venues and Sheffield carolling much in evidence around Sth Yorks, Derbyshire (via Sheffield as a postal address!) and into West Yorkshire too nowadays eg Huddersfield and Cleckheaton where there is a strong folk music presence

Ray


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Subject: RE: The Christmas Tree words wanted
From: Chris in Portland
Date: 24 Dec 10 - 01:09 PM

Not that there is anything wrong with this, but The Christmas Tree is not from some old broadside, but from the New York Gospel Tin Pan Alley of William B. Bradbury - published just one year before his untimely death. Mr. B was one of the greats, and he certainly nailed this one.
I hope a get it sung by a large crowd next year, or a small crowd would be ok with a good beer.

Merry Xmas, Chris


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Subject: RE: The Christmas Tree words wanted
From: GUEST,Murray on Saltspring
Date: 25 Dec 10 - 08:14 PM

Thanks, Animaterra and Chris and all. It's the Bradbury song right enough. I knew the trusty Mudcat would come through
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!


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Subject: RE: The Christmas Tree words wanted
From: Folkiedave
Date: 26 Dec 10 - 04:15 PM

I think what Worrall MVC have as "reefs" is actually "roofs". Not that it matters.

The full title of the book is "Bradbury's Fresh Laurels, For the Sabbath School: A New and Extensive Collection of Music and Hymns".


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Subject: RE: The Christmas Tree words wanted
From: The Doctor
Date: 27 Dec 10 - 05:32 AM

I wondered whether it should be 'roofs', it would make more sense, but when I listened to the recording they were definitely singing 'reefs'.


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Subject: RE: The Christmas Tree words wanted
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 17 Dec 17 - 05:59 PM

The Christmas Tree - John Bowden - 23rd December 2016
at the Top Red Lion in Grenoside
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo5jFGIPgyU 


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