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Sing-Along Lyrics For AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS
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ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH, sweetly singing o´er the plains.
And the mountains in reply echoing their joyous strains.
Gloria! In Excelsis Deo! Gloria! In Excelsis Deo!
Come to Bethlehem and see Him whose birth the angels sing.
Come adore on bended knee, Christ the Lord our newborn King.
Gloria! In Excelsis Deo! Gloria! In Excelsis Deo!

O HOLY NIGHT, the stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth;
Long lay the earth in sin and error pining
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn;
Fall on your knees; O hear the angels’ voices;
O night divine, O night when Christ was born;
O night divine, O night, O night divine.
Led by the light of faith serenely beaming
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand;
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming;
Here came the wise men from the Orient land.
The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger,
In all our trials born to be our friend;
Fall on your knees; O hear the angels’ voices;
O night divine, O night when Christ was born;
O night divine, O night, O night divine.

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MY TWO FRONT TEETH,
My two front teeth, see my two front teeth!
Gee, if I could only have my two front teeth,
Then I could wish you “Merry Christmas.”
It seems so long since I could say, “Sister Susie sitting on a thistle!”
Gosh oh gee how happy I’d be if I could only whistle.
All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth,
My two front teeth, see my two front teeth.
Gee, if I could only have my two front teeth,
Then I could wish you Merry Christmasth, Christmasth, Christmasth!

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style
In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas.
Children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile
And on every street corner you hear.
SILVER BELLS,, silver bells, it’s Christmas time in the city.
Ring a ling, hear them ring, soon it will be Christmas Day.
Strings of street light, even stop lights
Blink a bright red and green
As the shoppers rush home with their treasures.
Hear the snow crunch, see the kids bunch,
This is Santa’s big scene
And above all this bustle you hear...
Silver bells, silver bells, it’s Christmas time in the city.
Ring a ling, hear them ring, soon it will be Christmas Day.

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
1. A partridge in a pear tree.
2. Two turtle doves...
3. Three French hens...
4. Four calling birds...
5. Five golden rings...
6. Six geese a-laying...
7. Seven swans a-swimming...
8. Eight maids a-milking...
9. Nine ladies dancing...
10. Ten lords a-leaping...
11. Eleven pipers piping...
12. Twelve drummers drumming...

TAKE A BREAK!

Sleigh bells ring, are you list´nin? In the lane snow is glist´nin´,
A beautiful sight, we´re happy tonight,
Walkin´ in a WINTER WONDERLAND.
Gone away is the bluebird, here to stay is a new bird.
He sings a love song as we go along walkin´ in a winter wonderland.
In the meadow we can build a snowman,
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown;
He´ll say "Are you married?" We´ll say, "No man!
But you can do the job when you´re in town."
Later on we´ll conspire as we dream by the fire
To face unafraid the plans that we made,
Walkin´ in a winter wonderland.
In the meadow we can build a snowman
And pretend that he’s a circus clown.
We’ll have lots of fun with Mr. Snowman
Until the other kiddies knock him down.
When it snows, ain’t it thrillin’
Though your nose gets a chillin’
We’ll frolic and play the Eskimo way,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout,
I’m telling you why:
SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN.
He’s making a list and checking it twice;
Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice,
Santa Claus is coming to town.
He sees you when you’re sleeping; he knows when you’re awake.
He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!
Oh! You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout,
I’m telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town.

The snow is snowing, the wind is blowing
But I can weather the storm. What do I care how much it may storm?
I’VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM.
I can’t remember a worse December, just watch those icicles form.
What do I care if icicles form? I’ve got my love to keep me warm.
Off with my overcoat, off with my glove,
I need no overcoat, I’m burning with love.
My heart’s on fire, the flames grow higher,
So I can weather the storm,
What do I care how much it may storm?
I’ve got my love to keep me warm.

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting, tingling too.
Come on, it´s lovely weather for a SLEIGH RIDE together with you.
Outside the snow is snowing and friends are calling Yoo-Hoo.
Come on, it´s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you.
Giddy-yap, giddy-yap, giddy-yap, let´s go! Let´s look at the show.
We´re riding in a wonderland of snow.
Giddy-yap, giddy-yap, giddy-yap, it´s grand just holding your hand.
We´re gliding along with a song of a wintery fairy land.
Our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy cozy are we.
We´re snuggled up together like two birds of a feather should be.
Let´s take that road before us and sing a chorus or two.
Come on, it´s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you.
There´s a birthday party at the home of Farmer Gray.
It´ll be the perfect ending of a perfect day.
We´ll be singing the songs we love to sing without a single stop
At the fireplace while we watch those chestnuts pop.
Pop! Pop! Pop!
There´s a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy
As we pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie.
It´ll nearly be like a picture print by Currier & Ives.
These wonderful things are the things
We´ll remember all through our lives.
Our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy cozy are we.
We´re snuggled up together like two birds of a feather should be.
Let´s take that road before us and sing a chorus or two.
Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you!

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS,
Let your heart be light.
From now on our 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.
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.
Through the years we all will be together if the fates allow.
Hang a shining star up on the highest bough;
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

CHESTNUTS ROASTING ON AN OPEN FIRE,
Jack Frost nipping at your nose.
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow will find it hard to sleep tonight.
They know that Santa´s on his way.
He´s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh.
And every mother´s child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.
And so I´m offering you this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety two:
Although it´s been said many times, many ways,
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas to you.

I’m dreaming of a WHITE CHRISTMAS
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow.
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write.
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white.

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin.
Good tidings of Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding; Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh bring us a figgy pudding and bring it right here!
We won´t go until we´ve got some; we won´t go until we´ve got some;
We won´t go until we´ve got some, so bring some right here!
We wish you a Merry Christmas (x3) and a Happy




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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