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Sing-Along Lyrics For AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS
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JOY TO THE WORLD, the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King.
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing, And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing.
He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love, and wonders of His love,
And wonders, and wonders of His love.

THE FIRST NOEL the Angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay.
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter´s night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel; Born is the King of Israel.
They looked up and saw a star shining
In the east beyond them far.
And to the earth it gave great light
And so it continued both day and night.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, born is the King of Israel.

GOD REST YE, MERRY GENTLEMEN, let nothing you dismay.
Remember Christ our Saviour was born on Christmas Day
To save us all from Satan´s power when we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy.
Now to the Lord sing praises all you within this place.
And with true love and brotherhood each other now embrace
This holy tide of Christmas all others doth deface
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy, O tidings of comfort and joy.

O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL, joyful and triumphant;
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem
Come and behold Him born the King of Angels.
O Come, let us adore him, O come let us adore Him
O Come let us adore him, Christ the Lord.
Adeste Fideles, laeti triumphante
Venite, venite in Bethlehem.
Natum videte, regem angelorum
Venite adoremus, venite adoremus, venite adoremus Dominum.

SILENT NIGHT, Holy Night,
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy Infant so tender and mild.
Sleep in heavenly peace(repeat).
Silent night, holy night;
Shepherds quakeat the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar.
Heavenly hosts sings Alleluia.
Christ the Saviour is born.(repeat)

DECK THE HALLS with boughs of holly, fa la la la...
´Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la...
Don we now our gay apparel, fa la la la la la...
Troll the ancient Yuletide carol, fa la la la la...
See the blazing Yule before us, fal la la la...
Strike the harp and join the chorus, fa la...
Follow me in merry measure, fa la la...
While I tell of Christmas treasure, fa la.....

O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM, how still we see thee lie.
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light.
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.
For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above.
While mortals sleep the Angels keep
Their watch of wond’ring love.
O morning stars together proclaim the Holy birth
And praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth.

RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER had a very shiny nose;
And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games.
Then one foggy Christmas Eve Santa came to say:
"Rudolph, with your nose so bright,
Won´t you guide my sleigh tonight?"
Then how the reindeer loved him, as they shouted out with glee:
"Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer, you´ll go down in history!

FROSTY THE SNOW MAN was a jolly happy soul
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
And two eyes made out of coal.
Frosty the Snow Man is a fairy tale they say;
He was made of snow but the children know
How he came to life one day.
There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found.
For when they placed it on his head, he began to dance around.
Oh Frosty the Snowman was alive as he could be
And the children say he could laugh and play
Just the same as you and me.
Thumpety, thump thump, thumpety thump thump, look at Frosty go.
Thumpety, thump thump, thumpety thump thump,
Over the hills of snow!
Frosty the snowman knew the sun was hot that day
So he said, “Let’s run and we’ll have some fun
Now before I melt away.”
Down to the village with a broomstick in his hand
Running here and there all around the square,
Saying “Catch me if you can.”
He led them down the streets of town right to the traffic cop.
And he only paused a moment
When he heard him holler “STOP!”
For Frosty the Snowman had to hurry on his way
But he waved goodbye sayin’
“Don’t you cry, I’ll be back again some day.”
Thumpety, thump thump, thumpety thump thump,
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpety, thump thump, thumpety thump thump,
Over the hills of snow!

AWAY IN A MANGER, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head;
The stars in the sky looked down where he lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay.
The cattle are lowing, the poor baby wakes,
But little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.
I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky,
And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.

WHAT CHILD IS THIS who laid to rest on Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems
While shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ the King whom shepherds guard and angels sing;
Haste, haste to bring Him laud, the Babe the Son of Mary.
So bring him incense, gold and myrrh,
Come peasant king to own Him.
The king of kings salvation brings,
Let loving hearts enthrone him.
Raise, raise the song on high, the Virgin sings her lullaby;
Joy, joy for Christ is born, the Babe the Son of Mary.

WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE, bearing gifts we traverse afar;
Field and fountain, moor and mountain, following yonder star. Oh!
Star of Wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright;
Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to Thy perfect light.
Glorious now behold Him arise; King and God, and sacrifice;
Heaven sings Alleluia: Alleluia the earth replies. Oh!
Star of Wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright;
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to Thy perfect light.

HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING, "Glory to the newborn King!"
Peace on Earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled.
Joyful all ye nations rise, join the triumph of the skies.
With angelic host proclaim, "Christ is born in Bethlehem!"
Hark! the herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King."
Hail the heaven born Prince of peace;
Hail the son of righteousness.
Light and life to all he brings; risen with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays His glory by, born that man no more may die!
Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the Newborn King!”

Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh,
O´er the fields we go laughing all the way.
Bells on bob-tail ring making spirits bright.
What fun it is to laugh and sing a sleighing song tonight. Oh!
JINGLE BELLS, Jingle Bells, jingle all the way.
Oh! what fun it is to ride in a one-horse sleigh, Hey!
Jingle bells, Jingle bells, jingle all the way.
Oh! what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh.

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If you would like to engage Fred Miller for one of his Lectures-in-Song, please contact him directly at any time. For a full listing of all Lectures, click here.

Fred Miller’s Lectures-In-Song comprise a series of solo programs, each an historical, anecdotal and musical profile of some great personality or important aspect of American Popular Song. These Lectures are delivered by singer/pianist/narrator Miller at the piano, and each reflects his lifetime passion and appreciation for great music. He studied classical piano in his hometown of Albuquerque from ages 7-15 but early on gave up any notion of music as a profession. At that time, Fred assumed a musical career was either one devoted to the rigid discipline of classical music or being a freewheeling rock star, and he accurately decided he had no aptitude for either. However, at age 22, upon hearing Ella Fitzgerald sing Cole Porter, he found his calling and life’s mission.

Through the Seventies and Eighties, Miller studied and absorbed in minute detail the life and times and songs of nearly all the great American composers and lyricists who thrived during Broadway & Hollywood’s Golden Age between the two World Wars. In 1987, he founded Silver Dollar Productions in order to produce operettas, dramas, musicals and small cabarets. Silver Dollar Productions required ensemble casts, props, costumes and, most significantly, the challenges of publicity and selling tickets, and for a dozen busy years, the company presented an unbroken string of varied and highly lauded performances.

In 1999, Miller was simultaneously underwritten by both his local Hunterdon County Library and the Art Alliance of Philadelphia to present a series of six solo Lectures-In-Song, each devoted to one of the premiere Broadway/Hollywood songwriters: George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, and Harold Arlen.

In presenting history, biography and psychology while sitting at a piano singing the superlative songs of his heroes, Miller has found a single performing medium that utilizes most of his intellectual and musical passions.The list of Lectures-In-Song that began with six in 1999 is now more than seventy(and growing!), a joyful tribute to the boundlessly rich field of American Popular Song.

 



 
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