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This Christmas Carol
words and music by Bruce Stark
SATB (mixed a capella chorus)
Belle-Kane Publications
score and SATB parts: $2.99 (US)

This Christmas Carol is a playful bit of fun, as the composer
pokes fun at himself with lyrics which describe a poorly written
carol that has been replaced by a more singable one at a
family reunion, combined with good Christmas cheer.

This Christmas Carol

This Christmas carol is something we can sing
Easy, easy, it's really singable
And we sing, joyfully, celebrating Christmas
Together, for the first time in a long time
It's such a rare occasion
Our family, it never can stay in one location
This is a historic congregation
So bring out this carol, and sing out:
Fa-la-la . . . It's such an easy carol!
Fa-la-la . . .
Love to you, big and small
Merry Christmas one and all!

Last Christmas carol, we couldn't sing at all
We tried hard . . . it was impossible
And we felt terrible, 'cause we couldn't sing it
Dear Bruce, you're a good guy, not a bad guy
But when you wrote that carol
We think that you did not compose a masterpiece and
We hope you agree with a suggestion
To throw out the bad one, and sing out:
Fa-la-la . . . It's such an easy carol!
Fa-la-la . . .
Love to you, big and small
Merry Christmas one and all!

words and music Copyright © 2005, 2011 Bruce Stark