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Lyr Req: Christmas in the Ashram (Chris Rosser)

GUEST,Foggy 29 Oct 04 - 07:11 PM
Jim Dixon 23 Dec 10 - 05:41 PM
WFDU - Ron Olesko 23 Dec 10 - 05:48 PM
WFDU - Ron Olesko 23 Dec 10 - 05:55 PM
bobad 23 Dec 10 - 06:03 PM
Charley Noble 23 Dec 10 - 08:31 PM
bobad 23 Dec 10 - 08:48 PM
Jim Dixon 28 Dec 10 - 10:40 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Christmas meets the rest of the world
From: GUEST,Foggy
Date: 29 Oct 04 - 07:11 PM

I have found a couple of great songs with a common theme: Christians and non-Christians being together at Christmas time. They are:

    Dar Williams' "The Christians and the Pagans"

    Chris Rosser's "Christmas in the Ashram"

I think it would be great to find similarly affirming songs about how Christmas bumps up against the other world religions. Any ideas?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Christmas in the Ashram
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 05:41 PM

Lyrics to Dar Williams' song were posted here: Lyr Add: THE CHRISTIANS AND THE PAGANS.

CHRISTMAS IN THE ASHRAM has been mentioned a couple of times, but we still don't have it.

Allmusic.com says that Chris Rosser performed it on his album "The Holy Fool" (2000).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Christmas in the Ashram
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 05:48 PM

Christmas in the Ashram is a wonderful song written by Tom Prasada Rao. Tom is one of the finest singer-songwriters in our folk commmunity. Great song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Christmas in the Ashram
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 05:55 PM

oops...I type too fast - I did not mean to say that Tom wrote the song, he recorded it on a CD of the same name. The song was written by Chris Rosser. Tom's version is beautiful!

Tom is a great singer songwriter as well, but he does record songs that others have written as well.


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Subject: ADD: Christmas in the Ashram
From: bobad
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 06:03 PM

CHRISTMAS IN THE ASHRAM
(Chris Rosser)
(Gtr: CGCGCD capo 3rd)

From the west to the east
They left their homes in search of peace
A transcendental mystic yogi
Took them in, he was kind and holy
California to Bombay
They travelled far to sing and pray
But on the last week of the year
Their songs became a little weird

    Chorus:
    Singing Om Alleluia - Hare Hare Krishna
    In Excelsis Deo - Rama Bolo Rama Bolo
    Gloria Gloria - Govinda Gopala
    Om Noel - Jay Siya Ram

    Christmas in the Ashram
The guru must be out of town
There's tinsel in Vishnu's crown
Someone hung a Christmas star
From one of Shiva's extra arms
There's egg nog in the black spice tea
Lotus petals on evergreen
Incense burners green and red
Santa hats on shaven heads
    (Repeat Chorus)

They sang Gospels and Upanishads
Psalms and Vedas praising God
Maybe Christ and Krishna are amused
When humans get a little bit confused
    (Repeat Chorus)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Christmas in the Ashram
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 08:31 PM

Nice!

Thanks, Bobad.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Christmas in the Ashram
From: bobad
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 08:48 PM

And here it is on YouTube: Christmas in the Ashram


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Christmas in the Ashram
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Dec 10 - 10:40 PM

Bobad's link goes to a video by Jai Michael Barry.

There's another one by Tom Prasada Rao and Cary Cooper.


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