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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Second Sunday in Advent

Christmas time's a coming
Christmas time's a coming
Christmas time's a coming
And I know I'm going home

Snowflakes a falling
My old home's a calling
Tall pines a humming
Christmas time's a coming

Holly's in the windows
Home's where the wind blows
Can't walk for running
Christmas time's a coming

Candlelight's a burning
My old heart's a yearning
Tall pines a humming
Christmas time's a coming

Can't you hear them bells ringing, bringing
Joy to all - hear them singing
When it's snowing I'll be going
Back to my country home

Bluegrass tune.


Mrs. Who said...

I love that song. I was involved with a Bluegrass festival in Laurel, MS as a young person...met Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs...those were some good times.

The Fifth String said...

I've never heard that particular song. But the first line reminds me of a song we learned and sang in elementary school. It's an English carol, I think, but it's not one anyone sings anymore (lyrics listed are as I remember them, not as they are on the link).

Christmas Day is coming, the geese are getting fat
Won't you please to put a penny in the old man's hat
If you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will do
If you haven't got a ha'penny, God Bless You

Shame no one seems to know it anymore, pretty song. And shame that I couldn't find a version of it on Youtube, only a different song by a former member of the Kingston Trio who, oddly enough, did a variation of it I've never heard

Laura(southernxyl) said...

Mrs. Who - wow!

I wonder how many people would associate Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs with "Come and listen to a story bout a man named Jed..." and not much else.

Ken, I remember that one.