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#1158188 - 10/24/19 09:15 PM FREE Demo for Christmas - Finished  
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FREE Demo for Christmas

Hi folks, This is something that I have put together for one of our lucky members.

I have spoken to Chris (who is a member of JPF), owner of 'Tunedly' an amazing demo recording studio and he has agreed with my plan.

I should point out that I have nothing to do with Chris or his company, except that I have had a few demos recorded at his studio over the years, some of which I will show below this blurb, by way of example.

This was my idea that I put to him.

So folks, here is the deal.

You are invited to add your original lyrics to this topic for a Christmas themed song over the next 7 weeks period ( that's up until 'Friday December 13th 2019' lucky for some lol). This is not a competition by the way, and please no critiques, suggestions or comments on lyrics posted. ( you can do that in the lyrics board prior to posting here if you so wish). Your lyrics can be new or something you wrote in the past....

The lyrics can be serious, fun song or even tongue in cheek. They just have to be about Christmas. and please no bad taste lyrics.

Please could you indicate verses, chorus and bridge in your lyrics sheet as well.

If you already have your lyrics put to music, that's fine to enter as well, and If you are lucky enough to be selected, you can have it done to your original tune, or let it be done with a brand new tune...

On Friday 13th December or just after I will inform you all in this topic which song has been selected, not as a winner, but as the lyrics that they find interesting and wish to do a demo for.

Lyric co-writes are allowed, and if you so wish, you can prior to posting here, post your lyrics in the lyrics forums for help or suggestions, providing that you mention that the lyrics are for this topic (don't want an unfair advantage for anyone lol).

The demo recording will be at least a 3 piece instrument and vocalist, who can be male or female, depending on the song lyrics selected. (If you have a preference, please mention it when you post your lyrics...)

The studio will create the tune for you and all copyrights on the finished recording, (including the tune) will belong to you. (you can if you so wish add a link when you post your lyrics to a melody that you would like to be used). Please mention it...

The song selected demo will be posted here and the writer will receive the demo and the backing track to do what they want with it. (Re-record with your own vocals if you wish).

I do hope that you enjoy taking part and remember it's the taking part that is the fun.

Some basic rules please, and these rules are rules that I have decided on.

1. You must be a member of JPF, old time or new.
2. One entry per person.
3. Must not be more than 4 verses (maximum verse 8 lines) and Chorus/s and a Bridge if you want to add one that is.
4 Must be posted in this topic by Friday 13th December.
5. If you want a particular genre, please mention it in the lyrics posting.
6. Roy cannot take part...lol

At any time up to the closing date, a lyrics post can be changed by the writer or replaced by fresh lyrics (if alterations are made).

This is a link to the home page of Tunedly, Chris's Company, There are 9 demo's there, just to give you an idea.

https://www.tunedly.com/

I will finish by saying good luck and for those who take part, thank you

and for those who's lyrics do not get selected, Its still a worthwhile exercise, and have fun.

Please do not ask me to help with lyrics lol...I already have a finished Christmas song...

EXTRA NOTES: posted by Chris

Originally Posted by Chris Erhardt
Hi all. First of all, big shoutout and thanks to Roy who thought of this amazing, for the lack of a better word, event on JPF. I'm excited to work with one of you in December to create a Christmas tune! I just wanted to expand on Roy's initial message. Since I know some of you guys from previous discussions, I don't want to make a biased decision when it comes to picking lyrics so I will let our general manager Dusty (check out his profile here: https://www.tunedly.com/musicianprofile.php?artist=dusty) go through the lyrics on the 13th of December and have him pick one.

As Roy mentioned, the selected songwriter will receive a professionally recorded production of his/her Christmas song with a minimum of three instruments and lead vocals. Everyone else who posted their lyrics here and did not get picked will get 50% off if you still want us to record your song.

Details about the process once selected:
The selected songwriter will receive the same service as everyone else who is a Tunedly client. You can communicate with me, pick the musicians you want to work with from our roster (this is our current roster: https://www.tunedly.com/roster?s=Musician), communicate with your chosen team of musicians and project manager throughout the process, and be as much or as little involved in the production process as you wish. Or you can Just leave it to us to do it if you prefer.

Lastly, let's keep this thread for submissions only (Roy already mentioned, not critique or feedback here). If you have questions about this event or if anything isn't clear to you, send me or Roy a DM.

Happy songwriting!


I reserve the right to modify the rules if needs be...

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God Bless to all

Roy

4 of the demos that Chris (Tunedly) did for me (including mine and Jackie Richter's Christmas song).

'A Songwriters Dream'


'Lifes Tricks'


'A Massive Big Thank You'


'The Magic of Christmas'

Last edited by Roy Cooper; 12/13/19 07:08 PM.

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#1158195 - 10/24/19 11:09 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Get Behind Me, Santa

On a snow day late last Fall, Took my nephew to the mall
Let him see the Santa Claus at Sears
And I thought how years before, I was out of work and poor
So I put on that red suit and beard

StandinĎ with my nephew and a buncha brats
I could feel that buckle and the pillow pads
Silently I prayed to God and said ďamenĒ
That Iíd never hafta do that job again

Iíd be cursiní BlitzenÖIíd be cursiní Rudolf
How much can a grown man take
Took me nine to git the suit off
On a ten minute bathroom break
Kids were screaminí for a pony
Kids were screaminí for a panda
Now they want iPads and Sonys
So get behind me, Santa
Get behind me, Santa

Then when we were goiní home, we saw Santa all alone
Outside with a soda and a smoke
And I knew just how he felt, in that crazy hat n belt
Iíd have bet he had bourbon in his coke

It looked like a baby burped up on his suit
He kept searchiní for somethiní in his boot
And he sounded like the ghost of Christmas past
When he said an elf had stole his whiskey flask

C
Yeah, Iíd be cursiní BlitzenÖIíd be cursiní Rudolf
How much can a grown man take
Took me nine to git the suit off
On a ten minute bathroom break
Kids were screaminí for a pony
Kids were screaminí for a panda
Now they want iPads and Sonys
So get behind me, Santa
Get behind me, Santa

Repeat chorusÖ

©2010 Robert George





Nashville demos etc:

https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/default.cfm?bandID=431939

other demos:

https://soundcloud.com/wabash-cannibal

Amazon Kindle books by Robert George you may enjoy:

1) Americana

2) Teenage Graceland

3) The Will to Be

4) Fort Mystery

5) Wheel Sea

6) My One True Love
#1158203 - 10/25/19 12:31 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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This family could use a free demo.

A Dollar Store Christmas

Edit below

Last edited by Fdemetrio; 10/26/19 03:30 PM.
#1158206 - 10/25/19 01:12 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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On Reflection I Have Removed The Bit About The Lyrics Having To Be NEW, as some members may have suitable lyrics that have been posted on JPF in the past that are gathering dust.

I don't want to restrict any entries... Good Luck to all
--------------------------------------

God Bless to all Roy

Last edited by Roy Cooper; 10/25/19 01:42 PM.

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#1158207 - 10/25/19 03:48 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Silent, Lonely Night
© 2008 Greg C. Brown

Ten years later, another Christmas,
Alone as never before.
It's just a myth that time heals all wounds
As each year hurts a little more.

Sleigh bells ringing, I hear the laughter
Of children without a care.
The sparkling trees with lights all shining
Mean nothing without you here.

CHORUS
The Herald angels all should sing
Of sadness that the season brings
To one whoís lost his Christmas light
And lives a silent, lonely night.

Iím watching folks as they buy presents,
Toy trains and little toy drums.
Itís hard enough to face each morning,
But harder when Christmas comes.

God had reasons for calling you home;
One day I may understand.
For now, Iím hurt and much too selfish
To place my faith in His hands.

CHORUS
The Herald angels all should sing
Of sadness that the season brings
To one whoís lost his Christmas light
And lives a silent, lonely night.

Bridge
I wake each day and go through the motions
Of living life on my own.
Itís cold in June and cold in December
Without your love to warm my home.

CHORUS
The Herald angels all should sing
Of sadness that the season brings
To one whoís lost his Christmas light
And lives a silent, lonely night.


If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding.
#1158208 - 10/25/19 04:51 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Greg C. Brown]  
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Jeez Greg....
You sold it. Very sad, but you put me in the words.

Martin

#1158209 - 10/25/19 04:52 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Jeez Greg....
You sold it. Very sad, but you put me in the room.

Martin

#1158210 - 10/25/19 05:55 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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FD,

Consider labeling your sections, otherwise it might be confusing to Chris (the demo guy) which is the bridge and which is V4..


size wise, this looks like the bridge to me:

Billy how'd ya like
a badminton set?
made in Taiwan
how lucky can ya get?
Suzie, you could have
a brand new Chia Pet


and this V4:

They got eggnog
and cookies that haven't expired
lots of old books
if you're feelin inspired
might even have a Bing Crosby Christmas tape
batteries, and race cars, and magic wands
tennis balls gone from green to blonde
rubber bones for Fido, to keep his teeth in shape


But you may have intended it to be the other way, round...but that bottom one would be one long-ass bridge, though . smile



Mike


Last edited by Michael Zaneski; 10/25/19 10:28 PM.

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#1158249 - 10/26/19 03:30 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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#1158252 - 10/26/19 04:32 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Well, there's always this. Not sure if it qualifies since I already recorded a demo version of it to the best of my limited technical ability at the link below. If it doesn't qualify, at least it gives you lesser mortals something to aspire to LOL.

https://soundcloud.com/themysteriousbeings/all-i-want-for-christmas-shorter-version


ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS (IS YOUR FAT ASS TO BE GONE)
(Words & Music by Gavin Sinclair)

Outside the window the carolers
Are singing Silent Night
But we donít have too may of those
ĎCause all we do is fight
ĎTis the season of peace and love
And Iíd love some peace but Lord above
You wonít shut up Ďbout how youíve had enough
Of me, but youíre still here

CHORUS
All I want for Christmas is your fat ass to be gone
Iíll drive you to your mommaís, take your number off my phone
And all I want to see underneath the Christmas tree
Is a bottle of Johnny Walker Black that I bought just for me

When youíre gone, Iíll get out that old sweater
You thought Iíd thrown away
And I got a date with those pants you hate
And weíre going out to play
My friends will all be glad to see me
Iíll watch what I want on the TV
And it wonít suck so much to be me
Because youíre gone

CHORUS 2
All I want for Christmas is your fat ass to be gone
Iíll drive you to your mommaís, take your number off my phone
But what is this I see, underneath the Christmas tree
Itís an envelope with a note you wrote
And itís addressed to me

ďMerry Christmas, baby, my ass is gone
Thanks for the present of that big old truck youíre still making payments on
I found the money you hid in your hat
I took your dog, but I left my cat
To remind you of me, wherever Iím at
Enjoy being on your own.

(SPOKEN)
Well, I really miss my dog, and that cat sure is mean.
I donít miss you though, Baby.
I havenít made any payments on that truck for six months and the transmissionís about to go, and there sure wasnít enough money in that hat of mine to pay for a new one.
So, Merry Christmas to you too, Baby!

CHORUS 3
Itís a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Iím so happy on my own now your ass is out of here
And who is this I see
Beside the Christmas tree
That old dog saw sense and jumped the fence
And came running back to me.

Merry Christmas, boy!

#1158259 - 10/26/19 07:37 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Gavin.. On reflection I changed the post to include lyrics already recorded...Then if selected it could be done with the original tune or with a brand new tune..

God Bless to all Roy

Last edited by Roy Cooper; 10/26/19 08:36 PM.

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#1158260 - 10/26/19 08:09 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Hi all. First of all, big shoutout and thanks to Roy who thought of this amazing, for the lack of a better word, event on JPF. I'm excited to work with one of you in December to create a Christmas tune! I just wanted to expand on Roy's initial message. Since I know some of you guys from previous discussions, I don't want to make a biased decision when it comes to picking lyrics so I will let our general manager Dusty (check out his profile here: https://www.tunedly.com/musicianprofile.php?artist=dusty) go through the lyrics on the 13th of December and have him pick one.

As Roy mentioned, the selected songwriter will receive a professionally recorded production of his/her Christmas song with a minimum of three instruments and lead vocals. Everyone else who posted their lyrics here and did not get picked will get 50% off if you still want us to record your song.

Details about the process once selected: The selected songwriter will receive the same service as everyone else who is a Tunedly client. You can communicate with me, pick the musicians you want to work with from our roster (this is our current roster: https://www.tunedly.com/roster?s=Musician), communicate with your chosen team of musicians and project manager throughout the process, and be as much or as little involved in the production process as you wish. Or you can Just leave it to us to do it if you prefer.

Lastly, let's keep this thread for submissions only (Roy already mentioned, not critique or feedback here). If you have questions about this event or if anything isn't clear to you, send me or Roy a DM.

Happy songwriting!


https://tunedly.com

Contact me at chris@tunedly.com
#1158261 - 10/26/19 09:47 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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I just added this to the topic...

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God Bless to all

Roy


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#1158271 - 10/27/19 01:19 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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I guess I'll give it a try.

THERE'S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT CHRISTMAS.


There's something special about Christmas,everyone should understand

It celebrates the birthday, of a very special man

He came to earth many years ago, as a child in Bethlehem

Born in a cradle, to die on a cross. to complete God's great plan

Chorus 1

Yes there's something special about Christmas,it's not your average day

And it's not about Santa Claus, or riding on a sleigh

It's all about the Son of God, and the hope that He brings

A message about salvation, meant for paupers and kings


There's something special about Christmas, and we should never lose sight

That born of the virgin Mary, on this very special night

Is the Son of God the Father, and Jesus would be his name

To tell us the truth, and show us the way, is the reason He came

repeat 1st chorus


2nd chorus

Yes there's something special about Christmas, let the whole world rejoice

Something special about this day,the birthday of Jesus Christ

The start of a new beginning, a light to lead us home

Beginning at Bethlehem, and leading to God's throne (RC 1)


TAG; Yes there's something special about Christmas.

(c) Everett Adams

#1158274 - 10/27/19 06:49 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Everett Adams]  
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THERE'S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT CHRISTMAS.


We have a winner.

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#1158279 - 10/28/19 01:48 AM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Some good lyrics going in... I really do hope that others submit as time passes.

Please try not to comment on lyrics here, as It won't influence anyone.

God Bless to all

Roy


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#1158303 - 10/28/19 05:10 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Im actually gonna step out of this. The last thing id want is a Christmas Song demo....

It makes one less entry to worry about, I dont want to take a chance away from somebody who would really like this.

They all seem good in their own way.

Good Luck all!

#1158307 - 10/28/19 05:52 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Fdemetrio]  
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Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
Im actually gonna step out of this. The last thing id want is a Christmas Song demo....

It makes one less entry to worry about, I dont want to take a chance away from somebody who would really like this.

They all seem good in their own way.

Good Luck all!


Thats a shame FD, I quite liked your contribution, but your motives are good. If you change your mind, there's 6 weeks to go

God Bless to you and family

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#1158309 - 10/28/19 05:59 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Originally Posted by Roy Cooper
Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
Im actually gonna step out of this. The last thing id want is a Christmas Song demo....

It makes one less entry to worry about, I dont want to take a chance away from somebody who would really like this.

They all seem good in their own way.

Good Luck all!


Thats a shame FD, I quite liked your contribution, but your motives are good. If you change your mind, there's 6 weeks to go

God Bless to you and family

Roy


I'm a singer/songwriter, I write lyrics just so that when I do write full songs, i might have some lyrical chops to go along with it.

I was thinking along the lines of a Jingle Bell rock swing feel, but yet a "Kinks" Father Christmas or Low Budget.

The lyric was fun, but I I have to be all in!

Lets hope we get a winner out of the pack!

#1158639 - 11/17/19 06:36 AM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Bump

#1158641 - 11/17/19 12:34 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Well,
I already have one Christmas song and an excellent demo of the song. So, I don't have another one to submit so good luck everyone. I will probably come up with one two years from now as is my usual luck! Keep writing.


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#1158658 - 11/18/19 05:05 AM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Hi All, one of my old ones but I hope you like it.

Country with Female, or female and young boy, vocals.

Santa Bring My Daddy Home

I read my sonís letter and it filled me up inside------------} Spoken

2 Bar music intro

Dear Santa this is Tommy with my Christmas list---------} V1
I donít want tons of presents like lots of other kids
There is someone special who I really miss
If you would please Santa grant my only wish

Santa bring my daddy-----------------} Chorus
Home for Christmas
I know it wonít be easy
And itís a lot to ask
Out of all the presents
This would be the best
Santa bring my daddy
Home for Christmas

4 Bar Turnaround

Daddy is my best friend in every single way-------------------} V2
When he would come home from work we always used to play
He was always interested in what I did each day
He would kneel beside me every night when I would pray

Santa bring my daddy-----------------} Chorus
Home for Christmas
I know it wonít be easy
And itís a lot to ask
Out of all the presents
This would be the best
Santa bring my daddy
Home for Christmas

I know our country needs him------------} Bridge
To help us win this fight
But I really need him too
If only for this night

8 Bar Instrumental Break

Santa bring my daddy-----------------} Chorus
Home for Christmas
I know it wonít be easy
And itís a lot to ask
Out of all the presents
This would be the best
Santa bring my daddy
Home for Christmas

I read my sonís letter and it filled me up inside---} Softly

Copyright 2009 John W. Selleck


Have a goodun,

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#1158661 - 11/18/19 09:19 AM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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I don't need a demo, but I thought I would add this lyric to the mix anyway.

Red Fire Truck
(c) Emmrich 2010

back long ago,
I remember a Christmas season
my dad always saying
things happen for a reason

one year I prayed and hoped,
besides a GI Joe,
I would get my heart's desire in that toy store window

I said "God, I know you're near please tell Santa
I was good this year, and can you ask him for me please..."

(chorus)
bring me that red fire truck
with the dalmatian and bells
and ladders and a siren
and you'll never hear me crying
if you do this for me
you'll have no regrets
cause I'll never ask for anything else


Dad got laid off in November
tough to pay bills in December
mama cried, Dad said, donít worry, itís time for gifts
went to joe's last chance junkyard
scrounged for wheels and truck parts
we spent the week fixing,
painting, making it look sleek

As I sanded, my daddy hummed
his favorite Christmas tunes
while in my mind the words went

(chorus)
bring me that red fire truck
with the dalmatian and bells
and ladders and a siren
and you'll never hear me crying
if you do this for me
you'll have no regrets
cause I'll never ask for anything else


(bridge)
although I knew what was coming
I still ran down to unwrap
I swear it was my best Christmas ever
Many years later, my sonís request
brought back that memory.
I guess I could just buy it,
but my son deserves a better gift from me

You see, he asked me please:

(chorus)
bring me that red fire truck
with the dalmatian and bells
and ladders and a siren
and you'll never hear me crying
if you do this for me
you'll have no regrets
cause I'll never ask for anything else
I'll never ask for anything else






"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The 'hard' is what makes it great."
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#1159072 - 11/30/19 09:11 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Thank you Chris and Roy.




The Christmas they had snow
lyrics copyright David Hunkins 2019


v1


the ornaments are taken out to hang upon the tree
each one has a story that can go back centuries
but the one that they all love and know
the special christmas they had snow

(chorus)
there are christmas tales, song, and lore
about each christmas that came before
but the best christmas that they all know
is the christmas they had snow

V2

Doc carefully looks at the leg, and declares the turkey done
dopy sneezy bashful all come in on the run
happy looks at the presents and is happy as can be
sleepy wakes up from his nap behind the tree

(chorus)
there are christmas tales, song, and lore
about each christmas that came before
but the best christmas that they all know
is the christmas they had snow





grumpy starts to shed a tear but hides it with a snort
he asks why are our lives so long but hers was so short
doc says its more than he can explain or understand
why dwarves and humans have such different life spans

(chorus)
there are christmas tales, song, and lore
about each christmas that came before
but the best christmas that they all know
is the christmas they had snow



(fate out)
they give a toast to the girl they called snow
the girl they came to love more than a century ago.


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#1159095 - 12/01/19 10:34 AM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Here is my proposal.
Rough demo: my voice + ukulele
https://app.box.com/s/vgl0ua74jsujrlsgrb1qxqq5l9qvk3tz

Remark: feel free to change the melody, tempo, some words and have female or male singer.

WITH YOU ON CHRISTMAS DAY
__________________________________________
© Words and music: Guy E. Trťpanier, 2015-2018.
All rights reserved by Guy E. Trťpanier.

Intro: 8 bars (key of G)
Chords: I=G (0003), V7=D7 (0212), IV=C (2010) ---- for ukulele tuning: DGBE ----

(I)8_.53_5_/8__~~/(V7)7_.54_5_/7__~~/ <== instrumental 8
(I)8_.53_5_/8__~~/(V7)7_.54_5_/(I)1__~~/

(I)Eve of the Christmas /night / (5_353_8_/5__~~/) <== verse 8
(V7)Under the colored /lights / (7_545_7_/5__~~/)
(IV)I'm walking on the /(V7)street / (6_468_6_/5__~~/)
(IV)It's you I (V7)want to /(I)meet (6_465_4_/1__~')

I /(I)dream I'm here with /you (3/8_.53_5_/8__~') <== chorus 8
With /(V7)you on Christmas /Day (5/7_.54_5_/7__~')
I /(I)long for being with /you (5/8_.53_5_/8__~')
With /(V7)you on Christmas /(I)Day / (5/7_.54_5_/1__~~/)

(I)Looking at two lo-/vers / (5_353_8_/5__~~/) <== verse 8
(V7)Embracing each o-/ther / (7_545_7_/5__~~/)
(IV)I envy what they /(V7)do / (6_468_6_/5__~~/)
(IV)Wish I'd be (V7)hugging /(I)you (6_465_4_/1__~')

I /(I)dream I'm here with /you (3/8_.53_5_/8__~') <== chorus 8
With /(V7)you on Christmas /Day (5/7_.54_5_/7__~')
I /(I)long for being with /you (5/8_.53_5_/8__~')
With /(V7)you on Christmas /(I)Day / (5/7_.54_5_/1__~~/)

(I)8_.53_5_/8__~~/(V7)7_.54_5_/7__~~/ <== instrumental 8
(I)8_.53_5_/8__~~/(V7)7_.54_5_/(I)1__~~/

(I)It's been a long long /time / (5_353_8_/5__~~/) <== verse 8
(V7)Since my love, you were /mine / (7_545_7_/5__~~/)
(IV)I miss you, oh so /(V7)much / (6_468_6_/5__~~/)
(IV)I want to (V7)feel your /(I)touch (6_465_4_/1__~')

I /(I)dream I'm here with /you (3/8_.53_5_/8__~') <== chorus 8
With /(V7)you on Christmas /Day (5/7_.54_5_/7__~')
I /(I)long for being with /you (5/8_.53_5_/8__~')
With /(V7)you on Christmas /(I)Day / (5/7_.54_5_/1__~')

With /(V7)you on Christmas /(I)Day / (5/7_.54_5_/1__~~/)
/


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#1159378 - 12/07/19 02:21 AM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas - ENDS in 6 DAYS [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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only 3 days to go friends so if anyone wants to take the chance... this week is the time to do it.

God Bless to all

Roy

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Always late for the party..a children's Christmas song

A HUNDRED CHRISTMAS ANGELS

There's a hundred Christmas angels
Round my Christmas tree
You will see them too
If you only Believe

Sent here from heaven
Every Christmas Eve
To make our world much better
Good tidings you'll receive

Singing songs rejocing
Into the early Christmas morn
Christ specially hand chosen
One's never to be born

Chorus
There's a hundred Christmas angels
Round my Christmas tree
You will see them too
If you only believe

Every year they show up
Making my Christmas Bright
Bringing snow and mistletoe
The most precious Christmas night

Hearts full of Christmas joy
Smiles on every face
You can feel the warm glow
Of an angel so full of grace

Chorus
There's a hundred Christmas angels
Round my Christmas tree
You can see them too
If you only Believe

A Hundred Christmas angels
Round my Christmas tree
Tonight

A hundred Christmas Angels

Christ Chosen Each One

One Hundred Christmas Angels

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#1159484 - 12/10/19 03:45 AM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas - ENDS in 6 DAYS [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Here's mine.....lyrics with vocal melody and acoustic guitar demo....

https://soundcloud.com/thewattonshow/my-kind-of-holiday/s-glRfx



ďMY KIND OF HOLIDAYĒ

lyrics by Gregory Watton
Music by Markie Otero and Giovan Otero



Verse 1



Neighborhoods with Christmas lights

Waiting for Santa to come tonight

Singing by the fire

With our yuletide cheer

Weíve been waiting for Christmas

Weíve been waiting all year



CHORUS



With decorations on our tree

Outside the snow is glistening

Itís that time of year

When family and friends

Come together

In harmony

And thatís what makes Christmas

MY KIND OF HOLIDAY

Ho ho ho ho

Ho ho ho ho

MY KIND OF HOLIDAY

Ho ho ho ho

Ho ho ho ho

MY KIND

MY KIND

MY KIND OF HOLIDAY



Verse 2



I am counting down the days

When youíre with me for the holidays

Lets get in the spirit

Make this world bright

Fly to the northpole together

Wrap some presents tonight



CHORUS



With decorations on our tree

Outside the snow is glistening

Itís that time of year

When family and friends

Come together

In harmony

And thatís what makes Christmas

MY KIND OF HOLIDAY

Ho ho ho ho

Ho ho ho ho

MY KIND OF HOLIDAY

Ho ho ho ho

Ho ho ho ho

MY KIND

MY KIND

MY KIND OF HOLIDAY



Bridge


I believe in Christmas Magic

Where miracles happen

When we fall asleep

Everything you wished for

Could be under the Christmas tree

Thatís what makes Christmas

So special to me



CHORUS



With decorations on our tree

Outside the snow is glistening

Itís that time of year

When family and friends

Come together

In harmony

And thatís what makes Christmas

MY KIND OF HOLIDAY

Ho ho ho ho

Ho ho ho ho

MY KIND OF HOLIDAY

Ho ho ho ho

Ho ho ho ho

MY KIND

MY KIND

MY KIND OF HOLIDAY

Last edited by Gregory Watton; 12/10/19 03:52 AM.
#1159485 - 12/10/19 03:56 AM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas - ENDS in 6 DAYS [Re: John W. Selleck]  
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This one hit home for me.

#1159625 - 12/13/19 07:11 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas - Finished [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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This top is finished as far as submitting lyrics.

Dusty will go over the lyrics either over the weekend or first thing Monday morning and the selected Christmas song will be listed here.

Good Luck to all

God Bless Roy


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#1159629 - 12/13/19 11:41 PM Re: FREE Demo for Christmas - Finished [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Just wanted to drop a quick note to thank you all for your participation. As Roy mentioned, Dusty will pick one of the submitted lyrics this weekend or Monday. Very good material here! Can't wait to find out who it'll it be.


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Hi Roy and Chris:

This is such a great idea... made greater in light of Brian's medical problem(s) and upcoming surgery. I'm not "in the hunt" on this one but I sincerely appreciate your exceptional gesture. JPF needs a good "shot in the arm" at this moment in time... and this should really help.

Best of luck to all who submitted. I look forward to hearing about the "winner" and listening to the Demo.

Merry Christmas, All... ----Dave


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