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#1121020 - 12/15/16 01:58 AM Peppermint Christmas  
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After five years of trying to write a Christmas song, I have finally done it!!

It was so hard to come up with an original idea. I got a challenge from a FAWM skirmish
to write about a "smell memory" and that led me to this song!

This is the first song I've done in a while, I got side-tracked by my photography, then my
computer went to tech heaven and then I had a depression of sorts. I finally dragged out
the Tascam now that I have a working computer once again and here's the best I can do, I'm a bit out of practice in playing, singing and recording!

I send wishes and hugs to all of my JPF family, enjoy whatever holiday you celebrate, remember the one thing that keeps us all together is the music and I always feel like I've come home when I check in. Merry, Merry, Happy, Happy to my musical, songwriting family.

PEPPERMINT CHRISTMAS on SoundCloud


Peppermint Christmas
by Tammy Jann
© 2016


Holiday magic is everywhere
and minty smells lace the air
Gingerbread men wear icing vests
their peppermint buttons make them look their best

crushed candies on cookies look so delicious
but first I will eat some cool mint kisses


chorus
Peppermint in my tea
in my chocolate
on a cool breeze
bringing back sweet memories
of a wonderous peppermint Christmas



Each branch is heavy with candy canes
running along Christmas Lane
Red and white ornaments on the trees
this one is tagged just for me

There's nothing like a peppermint so sweet
and a holiday that's good enough to eat



chorus
Peppermint in my tea
in my chocolate
on a cool breeze
bringing back sweet memories
of a wonderous peppermint Christmas


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#1121024 - 12/15/16 03:37 AM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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sweet wink
Maybe take the chorus to a distinctively different melodic range than the verses.

#1121030 - 12/15/16 11:43 AM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Hi,

WOW, that's fresh sounding, good for you !!!!

Calvin


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#1121037 - 12/15/16 12:42 PM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Hey Tammy! Welcome back!! And what a wonderful way to return to "the fold". smile

I really enjoyed listening to this song. It's so sweet! (pun intended) and Fun !

Peace,

Dave


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#1121039 - 12/15/16 01:28 PM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Hi Tammy!

So nice to see you on jpf! I've actually been on here a bit, the past few weeks. Jim Colyer has been really helping me to get back in the groove by our weekly writing sessions. Co-writing is a beautiful thing smile

I love what you've done here. And there's nothing wrong with the production at all. It's quite nice. I always love hearing your voice. And a Christmas Song!!!! Yep, we all want to write one of those...

My 2 cents : I'd like to hear this song done with just a ukulele and your voice. I think that it would have more movement, with the ukulele strum and less instruments would lighten it up as well. Less is definitely more, in this case. I'd also be happy to lend a track, if you ever feel like doing a long distance collaborate. Always a pleasure working with you. Let me know, if you're ever interested.

That's just my 2 cents though. Take it or leave it. Either way, I like your song.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!
Paul

#1121058 - 12/15/16 06:02 PM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Hey Tammy!

Long time no see!

Really like this Christmas song! It's legit... it actually has that Christmas song feel. Sounds so great. Especially the harmonies. I really like where they diverge at the end of the chorus (the wondrous part). Really sweet!!

Nice take.

John

#1121079 - 12/15/16 10:54 PM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Tammy,

Very cute! Definitely a song that little kids would love, and even some Baby Boomers that like the nostalgia!

Merry Christmas!

steady-eddie.

#1121095 - 12/16/16 06:58 AM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Hi Tammy,

What a delightful Christmas song--the feel of the song and the vocal delivery are both like the candy they describe, and the effect is very sweet indeed.

I've always loved how you can slide so effortlessly between notes. smile

Mike






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Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

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from the album "Casanova" (1996)
#1121121 - 12/16/16 03:31 PM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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if this song don't get ya in the mood for Christmas then you're just a scrooge.Mike

#1121123 - 12/16/16 07:09 PM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Tammy, It's hard to write a good Christmas song, but you've done it. Good lyrics and melody with a great vocal to top them off.
Jim

#1121142 - 12/17/16 12:21 AM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Sweet and cute enough to make my teeth ache! grin Glad to hear you're still at it and always looking forward to more from you. Holiday hugs to you and yours.

Ricki

#1121422 - 12/24/16 02:56 AM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Neil,

Appreciate the listen and your idea!

Tammy


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#1121423 - 12/24/16 02:56 AM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Calvin,

Thanks for giving this a go and "Merry, Merry" to you my friend!

Tammy


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#1121424 - 12/24/16 02:57 AM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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David,

Thanks for the "welcome" and I am glad it satisfied your sweet tooth!

Tammy


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#1121425 - 12/24/16 02:59 AM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Paul,

Always happy to see you here my friend! We have come a long way since you helped me those many years ago! I would always be interested in working with you! Thanks for always being encouraging and a wonderful mentor! Happy Holidays!

Tammy


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#1121426 - 12/24/16 03:00 AM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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John,

You know how I cherish a visit from you my friend! Thanks for stopping in and hope we don't go long before we hear each other sing live again!!

Tammy


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#1121427 - 12/24/16 03:02 AM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Eddie,

Yes, it is a simple tune, just wanted it to be catchy, glad you enjoyed it and thanks for stopping in!!

Tammy


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#1121428 - 12/24/16 03:03 AM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Michael,

Glad you could enjoy this one without the cavities, LOL!! I am not sure how I am vocally sliding to your liking, but I hope I do it again!!

Tammy


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#1121429 - 12/24/16 03:04 AM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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HEY Friend, glad you liked this one! Thanks for the listen!

Tammy


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Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it...
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#1121430 - 12/24/16 03:05 AM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Jim,

So glad you enjoyed this and I really appreciate the listen. I really struggled for an original idea to write, happy it worked for ya.

Tammy


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#1121431 - 12/24/16 03:06 AM Re: Peppermint Christmas [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Ricki,

Maybe I should sell dental insurance with this one?? LOL!! Always appreciate you giving me a listen!!

Tammy


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