(For an explanation of this project, see Volume 1.)
Many Christmas carols in English are in 6/8 time. These carols tend to belong to a long tradition of English folk music, which is often in 6/8.
These types of English folk tunes are among my favorites to play, sing and arrange, so I thought I’d take a stab at writing one.
In the audio file, I also took a stab at voicings similar to those you might find in a medieval English ensemble – or as close as I could get with the MIDI equivalents of modern instruments. The sheet music has these voicings and also the original piano score.
As always, lyrics are composed on Botnik’s predictive text keyboard and music is composed in Noteflight.
Christmas Will Christmas On Christmasing Day
In Hollywood news, old Santa is here
In merry old farmhouses, peace is on fire
In town they shine brightly on gifts for the saint
While Christmas will Christmas on Christmasing Day.
Your children sing carols with faithful reasons
And merry are needy men everywhere
All of the newborns pray for santa snow
while Christmas will sing out for milk and a roll
What sounds of holly are rockin’ you slow?
Your stockings decorate dinner, you ho
In Bethlehem wise men saw Santa ‘s woe
And Christmas time Christmasing slow
Ring out the sweet booty and make it more night
For Christmas is coming soon maybe it might
Wrap me a peppermint baby, be gay
While Christmas will Christmas on Christmasing Day!