White Christmas

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Free Sheet Music, Lead Sheets | No Comments

After a few mugs of eggnog, when I’m feeling the need to do some croonin’, this is my go to jam.

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Free Sheet Music, Lead Sheets | No Comments

The origin of this Christmas carol lies in the English tradition wherein wealthy people of the community gave Christmas treats to the carolers on Christmas Eve, such as “figgy pudding” that was very much like modern-day Christmas puddings.

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Silent Night

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016 in Free Sheet Music, Lead Sheets | No Comments

Composed in Austria by Franz Xaver Gruber and Joseph Mohr in 1818. During the Christmas Truce of 1914 during World War I, both American and German troops sung this at the same time, as it was the only song they both knew.

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016 in Free Sheet Music, Lead Sheets | No Comments

“She sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake.” I never knew that Santa Claus was the US government!

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016 in Free Sheet Music, Lead Sheets | No Comments

A little known Christmas carol…  🙂

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O Christmas Tree

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016 in Free Sheet Music, Lead Sheets | No Comments

In 1824, Ernst Anschütz wrote the modern lyrics of the German Christmas song O Tannenbaum, using an olk folk song for the music. The next time someone remarks how the best Christmas carols are in English, remind them of this song (and Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, O Holy Night, etc…) But we’ve still got Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer!

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Mele Kalikimaka

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016 in Free Sheet Music, Lead Sheets | No Comments

As much as we may dream of flying off to Hawaii in the middle of a nor’easter, I don’t think I could really get used to spending Christmas day in shorts and a t-shirt. All day in pajamas, however…

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Los Peces en el Río

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016 in Free Sheet Music, Lead Sheets | No Comments

Of course fish drink water!

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Let It Snow

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016 in Free Sheet Music, Lead Sheets | No Comments

Written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne in July 1945 in Hollywood, California during a nasty heat wave. I myself, while braving New England winters, often imagined myself on a Californian beach, so I know how they felt.

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La Marimorena

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Free Sheet Music, Lead Sheets | No Comments

A lively choice of song if you’re looking for a Bethlehem/Christmas Eve type ditty. Have fun with the synalephas.

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