Friday, December 18, 2015

Blog Caroling: I Believe In Father Christmas

Our beloved colleague, and editor/publisher of Shades of the Departedthe divine footnoteMAVEN, came up with the idea of blog caroling on a winter's eve, many long years ago. This year, as a gift to fM, we continue, as any good genealogist would do, by celebrating the tradition. With fM's permission, of course. 

If you wish to contribute to The Great Blog Caroling Song Book 2015 Edition, create your musical blog post, then post your link on the  Friends of footnoteMAVEN Facebook Group located here.

From Wikipedia:  "I Believe in Father Christmas" is a song by Greg Lake with lyrics by Peter Sinfield.  Although it is often categorized as a Christmas song, this was not Lake's intention.  Lake claims to have written the song in protest at the commercialization of Christmas.  Sinfield, however, claims that the words are about a loss of innocence and childhood belief.

I Believe In Father Christmas
They said there'll be snow at Christmas
They said there'll be peace on earth
But instead it just kept on raining
A veil of tears for the virgin's birth
I remember one Christmas morning
A winters light and a distant choir
And the peal of a bell and that Christmas tree smell
And their eyes full of tinsel and fire
They sold me a dream of Christmas
They sold me a silent night
And they told me a fairy story
'till I believed in the israelite
And I believed in father Christmas
And I looked at the sky with excited eyes
'till I woke with a yawn in the first light of dawn
And I saw him and through his disguise
I wish you a hopeful Christmas
I wish you a brave new year
All anguish pain and sadness
Leave your heart and let your road be clear
They said there'll be snow at Christmas
They said there'll be peace on earth
Hallelujah noel be it heaven or hell
The Christmas you get you deserve

Hear and see this beautiful song with video on You Tube here. 

Merry Christmas!

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