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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

    1: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
    Written by Debbie Fleming
Vs.1
    See that family from another land?
    Give 'em a smile and lend a hand
    It's Christmas
    (Lend a hand, do what you can to understand)
    The lonely widow just across the street
    May appreciate a chat or a meal to eat
    It's Christmas (Reach out! That's what it's all about)
    Our time is just so precious,
    We don't seem to have a lot to spare.
    But we are rich, 'cause God has blessed us
    With the gift of endless love to share.
CHORUS
    All I want for Chrismas
    Is peace on earth and good will
    (to all of the men, the women and children)
    For all humanity.
    All I want for Christmas,
    Is the milk of human kindness
    (for every nation and colour)
    And the harvest of equality.
    All I want for Christmas
    Is a world of understanding
    (All religions, Bhuddist to Christian)
    And spirituality.
    All I want for Christmas
    Is an earth to give my children
    (Pollution free)
    A world of peace and harmony. Harmony.
Vs. 2
    You know that man who just lost his job?
    Help him to know that life goes on
    It's Christmas
    (lend a hand, do what you can to understand)
    Call someone who lives alone.
    Invite them in to share your home
    It's Christmas
    (Reach out! That's what it's all about)
    It takes so very little (So little)
    To help somebody who's in need.
    Suddenly you feel you're so much richer,
    'Cause it's more blessed to give than to receive
BRIDGE
    Harmony. Everybody sings its melody,
    And everybody is free to be the best they can be
    That's what my Christmas wish would be.

    2: I'LL MISS YOU THIS CHRISTMAS
    It's that special time of year,
    With snow and mistletoe and holly,
    But somehow I can't feel jolly like I should.
    I wish Santa and his sleigh,
    And Christmas eve and Christmas day
    Would all just go away for my own good.
    It's that season all aglow
    With showy lights and Christmas colours
    Of red and green, but all I'm seeing is blue.
    It seems like all that joy and cheer,
    And every carol that I hear
    Just fills my eyes with tears I cry for you.
    **
    I'll miss you this Christmas.
    It's the first one that we've ever spent apart.
    And I just don't have the heart to hang the tinsel,
    It glistens like the tears I try to hide,
    But they just start
    When I remember what a happy time this used to be.
Bridge
    We'd decorate the tree, and light a toasty fire,
    While listening to carols by an angel choir.
    We'd cheer with sheer delight
    As we'd light those sparkling lights.
    They would dance and they would glimmer
    Through the tinsel's shimmer
    On those frosty Christmas nights.
    And we would hold each other tight.
    **
    I'll miss you this Christmas.
    When it's cold outside, I'll feel it to the bone.
    My house is not a home when you're not with us
    This Christmas.
    My only gift is memories of years gone by.
    I'll unwrap them while I wipe a teardrop from my eye.
    And I will hold you tight
    In my dreams on Christmas night.

      ©1996Fleming Songs Publishing (Socan)


    3. SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
        Written by Jules Bass & Maury Laws
    Vs.1
    Shhhh!
    Ya better watch out! Ya better not cry!
    Ya better not pout! I'm tellin' you why...
    Santa Claus is comin' to town.
    He's makin' a list, and checkin' it twice.
    He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice.
    Santa Claus is comin' to town.
Bridge
    He sees you when you're sleepin'.
    He knows when you're awake.
    He knows if you've been bad or good,
    So be good for goodness sake!
    Ya better watch out!
    Ya better not cry!
    Ya better not pout! I'm tellin' you why....
    Santa Claus is comin' to town.
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    Well -- ya better watch out! Ya better not cry!
    Ya better not pout because I'm tellin' you why...
    I've heard people talkin' (oh yes I have)
    Nothin's gonna stop him (ya better believe it!)
    Santa Claus is rockin' on down!
    Santa is boppin' into town.
    Yea!!!
      ©Warner Chappell Canada

    4. IN A MANGER
        Written by Debbie Fleming
    Vs.1
    In a manger, in a stable
    Mary laid her new-born baby,
    God with us on earth, our saviour dear.
    Born to teach love and forgiveness,
    To light the world each Christmas
    Spreading joy to last throughout the year.
    And the choirs are singing
Chorus
    Alleluiah, Alleluiah
    Sing with voices raised on high.
    Alleluiah, Alleluiah,
    Christ is born that sin may die.
Vs. 2
    See the bright star spark'ling, streaming
    Glorious light on all roads leading
    To the stable where the babe was born.
    Hear the throng of angels singing
    Heavenly songs, while bells are ringing!
    Come kneel by the manger and adore.
    And the world is singing
Chorus
    Alleluiah, Alleluiah
    Sing with voices raised on high.
    Alleluiah, Alleluiah
    Christ is born that sin may die.
    Christ is born that sin may die.
    ©1992 Fleming Songs Publishing (Socan)

    5. CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
    Linus and Lucy/Christmas Time is Here
        Written by Vince Guaraldi
LINUS AND LUCY
    Doo doo doot doo doo doot doo doo doo doo doot doo
    (sing the theme until the bridge)
    Da da da dat! It's a Charlie Brown Christmas
    Da da da dat! For all the boys and girls.
    Da da da dat! Another Charlie Brown Christmas
    Da da da dat!
    For the children of the world.
    Christmas time, bells will chime, Christmas time
    Oooo
    (modulate)
CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE
    Christmas time is here, happiness and cheer.
    Fun for all that children call their fav'rite time of year.
    Snowflakes in the air. Carols everywhere.
    Olden times and ancient rhymes of love and dreams to share.
    Sleighbells in the air. Beauty everywhere.
    Yuletide by the fireside, and joyful mem'ries there.
    Christmas time is here. We'll be drawing near.
    Oh that we could always see such spirit through the years.
    Through the years. (Christmas time is here).
          ©Shifty Felfar

      Written by Judy Tate
Intro
    We're singin' a glory! Halleluiah to ya!
    Doot, doo doo doo
Vs.1
    Turkey, stuffing --
    Put 'em in your mouth and hear the angels sing.
    Star bright, star light
    Glory Halleluiah what a wond'rous sight!
    Shortbread, mince pie --
    Put 'em in your mouth and hear the angels sigh.
    Snow falls, bells chime
    Glory Halleluiah what a wond'rous time!
Bridge
    "God bless us all every one!"
    That's what Tiny Tim said
    In the spirit of the season,
    Tho' we know we need no reason.
Vs. 2
    Good will. All's well.
    Put it in your heart and hear the angels tell
    Same words, old theme
    Glory Halleluiah what a wond'rous dream.
Bridge#2
Vs.3
    Peace on earth now --
    Put it in your soul and hear the angels vow.
    Peace here to stay
    Glory Halleluiah what a wond'rous day!
    We're singin' a glory! Glory Halleluiah now.
    Dah dah dah dah. Now.
    ©1996 Judy Tate/Fleming Songs Publishing (Socan)

    7. DANCING
        Written by Debbie Fleming
    Intro
    Sha la loo la la, sha la loo la la,
    Sha la loo la la, Sha la loo la la
Vs.1
    Lo in a manger, humble and plain on a blanket of hay
    Sleeps our sweet saviour, born to be king --
    Little baby awake!
    Mary and Joseph are praying.
    Animals lowing and swaying
    With the flickering candle-light,
    To the rhythm of this Christmas night --
    Dancing.
Vs.2
    Angels rejoicing, heavenly voices raise a sweet song.
    Stars shoot in rhythm, bursting then dimming --
    Shimmering strong!
    Shepherds awake when they see them,
    And follow the bright star that leads them
    To the manger in Bethlehem,
    Where the light of the world begins --
    Radiantly circles and swirls without end --
    Dancing.
Chorus
    The world is dancing, dancing for joy
    For the love of a baby boy!
    Ruler of all the earth.
    Dance and rejoice at his birth.
Vs.3
    Christmas bells ringing,
    Carollers singing of good news and cheer.
    Sweet jubilation, love's celebration --
    Our saviour is here --
    Patient and ever forgiving,
    Radiant and forever living,
    Cleansing us with his light.
    Bright'ning our darkest night,
    Setting our spirits to flight,
    Dancing.
Chorus
Coda
    Dancing for joy at his birth, Dancing for joy at his birth.
    Dancing. Dance.
      ©1991 Fleming Songs Publishing (Socan)

    8. HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
      Written by Blane/Martin
Verse
    Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
    Let your heart be light.
    From now on your troubles will be out of sight.
    Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
    Make the yuletide gay.
    From now on our troubles will be miles away.
Bridge
    Here we are as in olden days.
    Happy golden days of yore.
    Faithful friends who are dear to us
    Gather near to us once more.
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©1996 Judy Tate/Fleming Songs Publishing (Socan)

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