Topic: DECEMBER 2017 FSOTM - CHRISTMAS SONGS

CHRISTMAS SONGS for December since it is the season for them after all http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_3276.gif

So, this month we are looking for any of the following:

•    Any Christmas Song that you like, love, enjoy, would like to try to perform.  It can be a well-known or not so well-known Christmas Song.
•    A Christmas Song You Have Written Yourself, Originals and would like to share and perform for us or would like someone else to attempt it.
•    A Christmas Songs from YOUR OWN COUNTRY  What a great way to share your countries traditional or not so traditional Christmas Songs with other members … we are after all from different parts of the world.
•    Any of the Christmas Songs Members Suggested last month which are listed below:

1. Aussie Jingle Bells - Australian Christmas Song
     Possible Link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1aYkutjXfQ
     Possible Chords: 

2.   Merry Christmas I don't Want to Fight Tonight  - by THE RAMONES
       Possible Chords:  https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/r/ramo … ht_crd.htm
       Possible Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN2NNwZ1op8

3.    Kiwi Christmas -  an Original by easybeat

4.   Christmas for Cowboys - John Denver
       Possible Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF0FAxI7W3k
       Possible Chords:  http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.a … 12335.html

5.   Christmas in the Trenches - by John McCutcheon
        Possible Link:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJi41RWaTCs
        Possible Chords:  http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … 27012.html

6.   Hallelujah -  by Leonard Cohen 
       Possible Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrLk4vdY28Q
       Possible Chords:    http://www.chordie.com/allsongs.php/son … index.html

7.    Mary Did You Know
       Possible Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifCWN5pJGIE
       Possible Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPsgIhlYQmM
       Possible Chords:  http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … 58718.html
       

8.   I believe in Father Christmas -  by Greg Lake
       Possible Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6-PAKOt7sM
       Possible Chords:  http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … 40104.html

So, with that, make your suggestions below…  READY? SET? GO!!!

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

Re: DECEMBER 2017 FSOTM - CHRISTMAS SONGS

Here you go.

Christmas for Cowboys: https://soundcloud.com/user-35218982/ch … oys-cfsotm

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

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Zurf
That is amazing.  Love your voice-- so soothing   - works so good with that song!
I also love your introductions smile
If you ever get the time and are so inclined - I would love to have you cover any of my songs.
You sir, are very talented.

Jim

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

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Zurf you got a great style of playing and singing  and introduction I enjoyed the whole package. Here is a very short blast on the guitar from me to all you chordies..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lmEyIJyp7E

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I forgot my wife and I recorded this a while (years) ago - "Santa Baby", until the child interrupts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayq38hihA5k

Enjoy!!

Cheers

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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Zurf wrote:

Here you go. Christmas for Cowboys: https://soundcloud.com/user-35218982/ch … oys-cfsotm

That was really good - I can't remember ever hearing that song, although my Mum was a big John Denver fan. When she passed away I got all her old records, so I may even have it in my collection and not know it. Really suited your voice!!!

Cheers

Richard

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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Peatle Jville wrote:

Here is a very short blast on the guitar from me to all you chordies.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lmEyIJyp7E

Those drawings were pretty impressive; I'm still at the "stick figure" stage smile The song was pretty good, but I think one of the strings wasn't quite in tune ... so it must be true that it happens to the best of us ...

Cheers

Richard

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

8 (edited by Peatle Jville 2017-12-04 09:08:22)

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Neo you and your fantastic guitar and your wife cool vocals make you two a beautiful duo. The kids backing vocal adds to the  videos  warm family vibe, Good ear my twenty dollar guitar from cash converters needs new strings and tuning up. I have been to lazy to do it. My voice is K Wrap but hopefully the short burst covered a lot of my musical  down falls...
I just played the video of me to my wife she winced in pain and told me that it was terrible.   She loved you and your wife video.
Cheers Pete

9 (edited by TIGLJK 2017-12-04 11:39:41)

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Neo
Great performance.
Your wife has an outstanding voice!
I too liked the children in the background - it made the song feel quite "Christmasy"
and I was thinking after you sent the info on Perth, that songs about Christmas that include descriptions
of winter snow and cold weather might not apply to half the world smile (like mine - https://soundcloud.com/tigljk/jim-kenyo … -childmp3)  smile


Peatle
Wonderful piece on the art... you always provide such cool information.
and yea.... my wife winches just about every time- unless someone is covering one of my songs  smile


Merry Christmas to you both !

JIm

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

10 (edited by Peatle Jville 2017-12-04 19:32:28)

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Merry Christmas Jim to you and your family.  Thank you.for taking time to listen to my efforts. My art was better than my music before I got sick this year. I should buy my wife some ear muffs for when I try to play music,
Merry Christmas  to all Chordies also
Pete and Maree

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For some reason that link for THE RAMONES did not work. 
Here it is again    https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/ra … ds_1689847

Mal - Well, lady, I must say, you're my kinda stupid.
Mal - Jayne, your mouth is talking. You might wanna look to that
Kaylee - No power in the verse can stop me. BOOK-  you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theatre.

Re: DECEMBER 2017 FSOTM - CHRISTMAS SONGS

Peatle Jville wrote:

Zurf you got a great style of playing and singing  and introduction I enjoyed the whole package. Here is a very short blast on the guitar from me to all you chordies..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lmEyIJyp7E

And a Merry Christmas right back at you, Peatle!

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

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neophytte wrote:

I forgot my wife and I recorded this a while (years) ago - "Santa Baby", until the child interrupts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayq38hihA5k

Enjoy!!

Cheers

That was fun. I'm sure your child was just fine after all.

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

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TIGLJK wrote:

Neo
Great performance.
Your wife has an outstanding voice!
I too liked the children in the background - it made the song feel quite "Christmasy"
and I was thinking after you sent the info on Perth, that songs about Christmas that include descriptions
of winter snow and cold weather might not apply to half the world smile (like mine - https://soundcloud.com/tigljk/jim-kenyo … -childmp3)  smile


JIm

Message left on SoundCloud.  Very nice song.  I liked it very well.

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

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TIGLJK wrote:

Zurf
That is amazing.  Love your voice-- so soothing   - works so good with that song!
I also love your introductions smile
If you ever get the time and are so inclined - I would love to have you cover any of my songs.
You sir, are very talented.

Jim

I'd be honored Jim. Let's work it out.

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

Re: DECEMBER 2017 FSOTM - CHRISTMAS SONGS

Peatle Jville wrote:

Neo you and your fantastic guitar and your wife cool vocals make you two a beautiful duo. The kids backing vocal adds to the  videos  warm family vibe,

Thanks!!!

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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TIGLJK wrote:

Neo
Great performance.
Your wife has an outstanding voice!
I too liked the children in the background - it made the song feel quite "Christmasy"

Thanks - and Merry Xmas to you too!!

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

18 (edited by neophytte 2017-12-05 03:31:40)

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Zurf wrote:
neophytte wrote:

I forgot my wife and I recorded this a while (years) ago - "Santa Baby", until the child interrupts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayq38hihA5k

Enjoy!!

Cheers

That was fun. I'm sure your child was just fine after all.

Thank you - yes, I seem to recall the "emergency" was turning the TV channel ... tongue

BTW, that was when you oldest one was young, now I do duo's with him (occasionally)

Cheers

Richard

[edit] Oops, removed the non-Christmas song[/edit]

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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my contribution for CSOM.
https://soundcloud.com/rough-as-gut/kiwi-christmas

The King Of Audio Torture

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easybeat wrote:

my contribution for CSOM.
https://soundcloud.com/rough-as-gut/kiwi-christmas

I give it two thumbs up!! Nice bouncy tune ....

My life has been conspiring against me making music; but I'll get my contributions in soon!!!

Cheers

Richard

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

21 (edited by Peatle Jville 2017-12-11 03:40:21)

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A good  Christmas song you wrote EB. I also like the photo of the Pohutukawa tree in flower with your song.  For those who don't know what a  Pohutukawa trees is. The Pohutukawa tree with its crimson flower has become an established part of the New Zealand Christmas tradition. It only flowers on or around Christmas and New Years.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm5yy3EcwPo

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Here is me trying a Irvine Berlin Christmas  tune with Robert Anonymous on Guitar and my not so good vocals.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm5yy3EcwPo

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Peatle Jville wrote:

A good  Christmas song you wrote EB. I also like the photo of the Pohutukawa tree in flower with your song.  For those who don't know what a  Pohutukawa trees is. The Pohutukawa tree with its crimson flower has become an established part of the New Zealand Christmas tradition. It only flowers on or around Christmas and New Years.

Nice!! We get the WA Christmas tree, Nuytsia floribunda - which looks like this:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/31/Nuytsia_floribunda_-_WA_Christmas_Trees_by_enjosmith.jpg/1920px-Nuytsia_floribunda_-_WA_Christmas_Trees_by_enjosmith.jpg

Full details (wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuytsia

And our little Christmas spider, I haven't seen one yet this year (but we had a long, wet, winter):

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3a/Austracantha_minax_1_cropped.jpg

Another Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austracantha

And here is an entertaining piece written by an American scientist, which explains the situation here quite well: http://aussieshed.blogspot.com.au/2011/ … -year.html

Enjoy!!

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

24 (edited by Peatle Jville 2017-12-11 19:10:52)

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Neo I enjoyed the article. I have always found Australia's Flora and Fauna to be fascinating.  The other thing that interested me was how Indigenous Australians lived with nature before  colonization by new settlers and introduced species.

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https://soundcloud.com/mojo01/merry-chr … the-family
ok had a few minutes this evening so i banged out a REK Christmas  song. ahh Christmas in the south

out of tune out of key and out of touch