The Christmas Album

by The Front Porch Country Band

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released December 1, 2009

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Track Name: Winter Sure Fell Early
WINTER SURE FELL EARLY
Words & music © 2007 by RWGathman (BMI) for USAgency Entertainment. USAgency, Inc. (BMI)
The Front Porch Country Band. All rights reserved worldwide.

LYRICS:

Winter sure fell early here this Christmas
The wind outside’s sure blowin’ hard tonight
And on this midnight clear
It sure feels cold ‘round here
There’s something in the air that just ain’t right
Yeah, Christmas sure fell hard again tonight

Wonder who she’s staying with this Christmas
Guess this time she’s finally – moving on
Left here on my own
Lost with no way home
Wondering what it was that we did wrong
Yeah, Christmas sure feels lonely with her gone

Winter sure fell early here this Christmas
The wind outside’s sure blowin’ hard tonight
And on this midnight clear
It sure feels cold ‘round here
There’s something in the air that don’t feel right
Christmas sure fell hard again tonight

Yeah, Christmas sure feels lonely here tonight
Winter sure fell hard round here tonight
Track Name: Country Christmas
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
Words & music © 2007 by RWGathman (BMI) for USAgency Entertainment. USAgency, Inc. (BMI)
The Front Porch Country Band. All rights reserved worldwide.

LYRICS:

It’s another country Christmas
Been too long away
Christmas comes – we’re comin’ on home to stay
Yes, another country Christmas
We’re headin’ home tonight
For another country Christmas – the good old country way

Another Christmas callin’
The snow is fallin’ white
And we’ll be home come Christmas Eve tonight
I can hear the old folks callin’
What they always say is true
Christmas time can change a heart
And make the world brand new

Comin’ on to midnight
The tree is nearly trimmed
Grandpa sets the Christmas star up high
And everyone just gathers round
To sing the Christmas hymn
Another old time Christmas carol – and we’re coming on home tonight

It’s another country Christmas
Been away too long
Christmas comes – we’re comin’ on home to stay
Yes, another country Christmas
We’re headin’ home tonight
For another country Christmas – the good old country way

Sit by the fire singin’ – the little ones join right in
And Daddy’s there pickin’ – playin’ his old guitar
No one need for dressin’ up – tonight you’re next to kin
Pack your favorite Christmas stories
Come the way you are

To another country Christmas
Grandma’s makin’ midnight treats
Bakin’ Christmas cookies by the score
And when Grandpa dons the old red suit
Trimmed in downy white
We’ll all share the children’s Christmas
When old Santa comes tonight

It’s another country Christmas
Been away too long
Christmas comes – we’re comin’ on home to stay
Yes, another country Christmas
We’re headin’ home tonight
For another country Christmas – the good old country way

Another Christmas callin’
The snow is fallin’ white
And we’re nearly home now Christmas Eve tonight
Can you see the old folks wavin’
Out the front porch Christmas door
They keep the home fires burnin’
And we’re comin’ on home for more

For another country Christmas
Been away too long
And this time, we’re finally home to stay
Yes, another country Christmas
The whole world’s feelin’ right
It’s another country Christmas
And we’re comin’ on home tonight
Track Name: Have You Heard About Christmas
HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT CHRISTMAS
Words & music © 2007 by RWGathman (BMI) for USAgency Entertainment. USAgency, Inc. (BMI)
The Front Porch Country Band. All rights reserved worldwide.

LYRICS:

Have you heard about Christmas
Have you heard the song
How the children came to see Him
That first Christmas morn

Have you heard about the baby
In a manger born
How a Savior came to save us
That first Christmas morn

Ahhh … there’s something ‘bout Christmas
Ahhh…makes the world brand new
Ahhh …there’s something in His story
So simple and true – for me and you

Have you heard about Christmas
Have you heard the song
How Wise Men came to see Him
On that Christmas morn

Have you ever told the story
Have you shared the song
How the whole world needs to see him
On this Christmas morn

Have you heard about Christmas
Track Name: Come Christmas
COME CHRISTMAS
Words & music © 2007 by RWGathman (BMI) for USAgency Entertainment. USAgency, Inc. (BMI)
The Front Porch Country Band. All rights reserved worldwide.

LYRICS:

Waitin’ on the night before Christmas
Seems the whole world’s waitin’ just to see
A thousand years of hurtin’ until Christmas
Come Christmas – he comes for you and me

Watchin’ on this night before Christmas
Lookin’ up to see His Christmas Star
In the cold December chill Wise men seek Him still
Come Christmas – comes the changing of the Guard

Waitin’ on the night before Christmas…come Christmas
Come Christmas no more tears to cry
Messiah’s comin’ down they say come Christmas…come Christmas
Come Christmas – we’ll know the reason why

Hearts are going to change come Christmas…come Christmas
Christmas mornin’ old worlds pass away…come Christmas
In the cold December chill Wise men seek Him still
Come Christmas – He’s comin’ down to stay

Waitin’ on the night before Christmas…come Christmas
Seems the whole wide world is waitin’ too…come Christmas
A thousand years of dyin’ until Christmas…come Christmas
Come Christmas – he comes for me and you

Watchin’ on this night before Christmas
Lookin’ up to see His Christmas Star
Feel Him comin’ near Christmas time is here
Come Christmas – comes the changing of the Guard…come Christmas

Gloria Gloria In Excelsis Deo
Come Christmas
Track Name: Beautiful Christmas Boy
BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS BOY
Words & music © 2007 by RWGathman (BMI) for USAgency Entertainment. USAgency, Inc. (BMI)
The Front Porch Country Band. All rights reserved worldwide

LYRICS:

Beautiful Christmas Boy
Wonderful manger Child
Father’s own Christmas joy
Mother Mary so mild

Midnight Shepherds watch the skies and
Angels caroling sing
Hearts forever – now joined together
Hope for the whole world he brings

Beautiful Christmas Boy
Wonderful manger Child
Father’s own Christmas joy
Mother Mary so mild

New world dawning – voices calling
Angels caroling sing
Hearts forever – now join together
Hope for a new world he brings
Track Name: Come, Let Us Sing!
COME, LET US SING!
Words & music © 2007 USAgency, Inc. Melody & lyrics co-written with JHauserman-ARupert-RWGathman (BMI)
For USAgency Entertainment. USAgency, Inc. (BMI) The Front Porch Country Band.
All rights reserved worldwide.

LYRICS:

“The King is born…!” “Everybody, come let us sing…!”
ANGELS Left LEAD Center ANGELS Right
…1st Angel Descant begins…
Come, Sing!
Oh, Come Bring!

Come, Sing!
Oh, Come Bring!
Come, Sing!
Oh, Come Bring


On this Christmas morning
There's a new day dawning
Oh, come and raise your voices
Oh, let us raise the song Oh, Come Ring!
The Song!

Oh, Come Ring!
The Song!
Oh, Come Ring!
The Song!
…Angel Descant suspends…




Come, Sing!

Come, Sing! In the manger waiting
There's a new day breaking
Oh, see the Mother Mary
Come raise the Christmas song

On this happy morning
A whole new world is dawning
Hear the Angels calling
Come raise the Christmas song



Oh, Come Bring!

Oh, Come Ring!
…1st Angel Descant restarts & continues throughout…
Come, Sing!
Oh, Come Bring!
Come, Sing!
Oh, Come Bring! Feel all the love he’s bringing
All the bells are ringing
Peace on earth beginning
Oh, hear the Christmas song Oh, Come Ring!
The Song!
Oh, Come Ring!
The Song!
1st Angel Descant continues throughout
…Enter new added 2nd Angel Counter-Descant…
Come, Sing!

Oh, Come Bring!

Come Sing!
Come Hear Them Ring!
Oh, Come Let Us Bring
Let Us Raise The Song! Oh, Come Ring!

The Song!

…new added 2nd Angel Counter-Descant continues throughout…
Come, Sing!
Oh, come let us bring…!
Share the Spirit…!
Oh, Come Bring!

Come, Sing!
Oh, Come Bring!
All the children…!
Oh, Come Bring!

Come, Sing!
Hear the Angels…!
Oh, can you hear it…!
Oh, Come Bring!

Come, Sing!
Oh, Come Bring!
Oh, sing His praises…!
Oh, Come Bring!

Come, JOY…!

Oh, Come LOVE…!
Yes, all the bells are ringing
Come and share the spirit
Oh, tell me can you hear it
Hear the Christmas song

Oh, come all ye faithful
Oh, come all ye children
Oh, come let us adore Him
With this Christmas song

Heaven’s choir’s raising
Angel voices praising
All the joy He’s bringing
Come sing His Christmas song

Now every heart together
Joyful voices praising
Feel the Spirit moving
Come let us raise the song

Oh, come all ye people…!


Come let us praise His name…!

Come, Let Us Sing…! Oh, Come Ring!
Come let us raise the Song…!
Oh, can you hear it…!
This Christmas song…!

Oh, Come Ring!
Let us raise the Song…!
Oh, Come Ring!
This Christmas song!

Oh, Come Ring!
The Song!
Oh, Come Ring!
Joy to the world…!

Oh, Come Ring!
Raise the Song!
Oh, Come Ring!
Let us raise the Song!

Oh, Come PEACE…!

Come let us praise His name…!
Track Name: Christmas All Over The World - Suite
CHRISTMAS ARE YOU COMIN'
Part One - "Christmas All Over The World" Suite
Words & music © 2007 by RWGathman (BMI) for USAgency Entertainment. USAgency, Inc. (BMI)
The Front Porch Country Band. All rights reserved worldwide.

LYRICS:

Christmas – Christmas are you comin’
I’m wishin’ – don’t know what I’m wantin’
A jolly old man in a red and white sleigh
Was spotted ‘bout an hour ago
They’re saying that he’s headed directly our way
And lookin’ outside it’s beginning to snow

Sleigh bells – can you hear ‘em ringin’
Can’t tell – exactly what he’s bringin’
Been helpin’ all month with my chores ‘n’ stuff
I know he’s watchin’ everything I do
Even little Tommy’s been behavin’ ok
Christmas, if you’re comin’ can you make it, soon!

Oh, Christmas – Christmas are you comin’
I’m wishin’ – for everything I’m wanting

Church bells – can you hear ‘em ringin’
Midnight – wonder what he’s bringin’
Everybody says we’ve been behavin’ ok
Maybe for a week or two
Wonder what he’s bringin’ in that big old sleigh
Full of toys and goodies just for me and you

Oh, Christmas – Christmas are you comin’
Wishin’ – don’t know what I’m wantin’
Christmas – Christmas are you comin’
Christmas – Christmas are you comin’



YES IT'S THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Part Two - "Christmas All Over The World" Suite
Words & music © 2007 by RWGathman (BMI) for USAgency Entertainment. USAgency, Inc. (BMI)
The Front Porch Country Band. All rights reserved worldwide.

LYRICS:

Yes, it’s the night before Christmas
All over the town – people running around
Yes, it’s the night before Christmas
All over the world
Ohh, it’s the night before Christmas
Songs in the air – joy everywhere
Yes, it’s the night before Christmas
All over the world

Another happy night before Christmas
Children at play – know just what to say
Another happy night before Christmas
All over the world

See the people running around
See them scurry through town – no one wearing a frown
Another happy night before Christmas
All over the world

Yes, it’s the night before Christmas
All over the town – people running around
Yes, it’s the night before Christmas
All over the world
All over the world



YES IT'S THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS - ISLAND
Part Three - "Christmas All Over The World" Suite
Words & music © 2007 by RWGathman (BMI) for USAgency Entertainment. USAgency, Inc. (BMI)
The Front Porch Country Band. All rights reserved worldwide.

LYRICS:

Yes, it’s the night before Christmas
All over the town – people running around
Yes, it’s the night before Christmas
All over the world

Another happy night before Christmas
Children at play – don’t know what to say
Another happy night before Christmas
All over the world

Oh…!
Santa Claus is coming
He’s going to bring lots of toys
For the girls and the boys…!

Oh yes, it’s the night before Christmas
All over the town – people running around
Yes, it’s the night before Christmas
All over the world

Oh…!
Santa Claus is singing
Merry Christmas to everybody!
Yeah – Yeah – Yeah – Yeah…!



CHRISTMAS ALL OVER THE WORLD
Part Four - "Christmas All Over The World" Suite
Words & music © 2007 by RWGathman (BMI) for USAgency Entertainment. USAgency, Inc. (BMI)
The Front Porch Country Band. All rights reserved worldwide.

LYRICS:

Christmas – can you hear it comin’
Christmas – can, can you see it
Christmas – can you feel it’s – on the way
Christmas – everywhere it’s
Christmas – in the air – it’s
Christmas – gonna share it – Christmas Day
Oh, we’ll share it
Christmas – get the spirit
Christmas – comin’ near it’s
Christmas – raise a cheer, it’s – here to stay
Oh, can you hear
Christmas – just believe it
Christmas – never leave it
Christmas – gonna keep it – Christmas Day
Everybody
Christmas – everybody
Christmas – let’s party – it’s a party
Christmas – anybody – anyway – Christmas Day
Christmas – no pretendin’ – there’s no pretendin’
Christmas – yes, we’re sendin’
Christmas – never endin’ – Christmas Day
Never endin’
Christmas – all around it’s
Christmas – happy sounds of
Christmas – gather ‘round it’s – gather ‘round it’s Christmas Day
Christmas – in the air it’s
Christmas – everywhere – it’s everywhere – gotta share it
Christmas Day
Can you feel it
Christmas – comin’ for us
Christmas – join the chorus – Alleluia – Alleluia
Christmas – ever more it’s – Christmas Day
Christmas – gotta sing it
Christmas – gonna bring it
Christmas – won’t you ring it
Gotta sing it – gotta bring it – won’t you ring it
Christmas Day

Christmas – comin’ for us
Christmas – join the chorus
Christmas – ever more it’s – ever more it’s Christmas Day
Christmas – tell the people – tell the world it’s
Christmas – everybody – boys and girls it’s

Everywhere around the world – it’s Christmas Day
Everybody – Christmas Day
Merry Christmas Day
Christmas Day



CHRISTMAS ARE YOU COMIN' - REPRISE
Part Five - "Christmas All Over The World" Suite
Words & music © 2007 by RWGathman (BMI) for USAgency Entertainment. USAgency, Inc. (BMI)
The Front Porch Country Band. All rights reserved worldwide.

LYRICS:

Christmas – Christmas are you comin’
I’m wishin’ – I don’t know what I’m wantin’
A jolly old man in a red and white sleigh
Was spotted half an hour ago
They’re saying that he’s headed directly our way
And lookin’ outside it’s beginning to snow

Sleigh bells – can you hear ‘em ringin’
Can’t tell – exactly what he’s bringin’
Christmas – Christmas are you comin’
Christmas – Christmas are you comin’
Christmas – Christmas are you comin’
Christmas – Christmas are you comin’
Christmas – Christmas are you comin’
Track Name: Fly Away Christmas
FLY AWAY CHRISTMAS
Words & music © 2007 by RWGathman (BMI) for USAgency Entertainment. USAgency, Inc. (BMI)
The Front Porch Country Band. All rights reserved worldwide.

LYRICS:

There’s a new Star risin’ in the skies tonight – fly, fly away
There’s a new day dawnin’ in a great new light – carry the news away
Can you hear the soft angel voices sing – fly, fly away
Come, let’s come together round a Child King
Merry Christmas Day

New world risin’ on this Christmas morn – carry our heartbreak away
Good News shinin’ and the King is born – come on fly, fly, fly away
Come on fly, fly, fly away

Good news risin’ on this Christmas morn – to carry our heartbreak away
New world shinin’ and the King is born – come on fly, fly, fly away
Come on fly, fly, fly away

Can you see His Star risin’ in the skies tonight – fly, fly away
There’s a new day dawnin’ in a brand new light – carry our blues away
Can you hear the soft angel voices sing – fly, fly away
Come, let’s come together round the Child King
Merry Christmas Day
Track Name: Another Christmas
ANOTHER CHRISTMAS
Words & music © 2007 by RWGathman (BMI) for USAgency Entertainment. USAgency, Inc. (BMI)
The Front Porch Country Band. All rights reserved worldwide.

LYRICS:

Oh, the world don’t need another Christmas song
But if you like the melody – just sing along
What we really need – if I just might say
Is Christmas – another Christmas Day
Yes, Christmas – need another Christmas

Oh, don’t you just love to hear the people sing
Sing about love and peace and everything
Don’t you just love it when you hear ‘em say
Merry Christmas – on Christmas Day
Yes, Christmas – need another Christmas

For one day a year we can all get along
And Joy to the World means more than a song
Wake tomorrow morning – find it’s all gone
Yes, I’d trade another Christmas
For this one Christmas song

No, the world don’t need another Christmas song
Singin’ every carol since the day we were born
What we really need – if I just might say
Is Christmas – another Christmas Day
Yes, Christmas – need another Christmas
Oh, Christmas – need another Christmas
Yeah, Christmas – need another Christmas
Track Name: Sing Noel
SING NOEL
Words & music © 2007 by RWGathman (BMI) for USAgency Entertainment. USAgency, Inc. (BMI)
The Front Porch Country Band. All rights reserved worldwide.

LYRICS:

In a valley, near a village stands an old familiar tree
There the children say they’ve seen Him sleeping there – so peacefully

Sing Noel – sing for Christmas
Sing for all the world to tell
Come and see Him – Baby Jesus
Christmas morning
Sing Noel

Soft the evening falls – hear the forest ring
Sweet the angel songs – caroling, caroling

And at midnight in the village near that old familiar tree
There the light shines bright from heaven as He sleeps – so peacefully

Sing Noel – sing for Christmas
Sing for all the world to tell
Come and see Him – Baby Jesus
Christmas morning
Sing Noel

Soft the evening sounds – sweet their voices ring
Sweet the angel songs – caroling, caroling

In a valley, near a village stands an old familiar tree
There the children say they’ve seen Him sleeping there – so peacefully

Sing Noel – sing for Christmas
Sing for all the world to tell
Come and see Him – Baby Jesus
Christmas morning
Sing Noel

Christmas morning
Sing Noel
Track Name: Merry Christmas Day
MERRY CHRISTMAS DAY
Words & music © 2007 by RWGathman (BMI) for USAgency Entertainment. USAgency, Inc. (BMI)
The Front Porch Country Band. All rights reserved worldwide.

LYRICS:

The 26th day of December celebrations all are done
The candlelit nights, the Christmas lights – extinguished one by one
I met an old man the day after Christmas – Jolly Old Man in red
I asked if he got what he wanted for Christmas
Here’s what the old man said

He said:
No – No – No! Don’t throw it all away
Ho – Ho – Ho! Keep Merry Christmas Day
Go – Go – Go! Make a brighter way
Keep Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas! Day – Day – Day – Day!
Happy New Year! Happy Christmas! Happy Holiday!

I said to the old man, Santa – tell me, did you have a good year
He said, son each Christmas is the best one ever – but I gotta get away from here
Headin’ down south to the islands – gonna have a merry old time
Makin’ fun in the island sun – dancin’ with that lady of mine
Never forget – no you’ll never regret
Merry Christmas all of the time

He said:
No – No – No! Don’t throw it all away
Ho – Ho – Ho! Keep Merry Christmas Day
Go – Go – Go! Make a brighter way
Keep Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas! Day – Day – Day – Day!
Happy New Year! Happy Christmas! Happy Holiday!

I said Santa, how do you do it – deliver all the Christmas joy
To every town and village – to every girl and boy
He said son my secret is simple – there’s magic in the Christmas cheer
Not one day – not one night – Christmas all of the year
And as he sailed away I could hear him say – spread the Christmas cheer

He said:
No – No – No! Don’t throw it all away
Ho – Ho – Ho! Keep Merry Christmas Day
Go – Go – Go! Make a brighter way
Keep Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas! Day – Day – Day – Day!
Happy New Year! Happy Christmas! Happy Holiday!

Happy Holiday! Happy Holiday!
Happy Holiday! Happy Holiday!
Happy Holiday!
Track Name: I'll Remember You This Christmas
I'LL REMEMBER YOU THIS CHRISTMAS
Words & music © 2007 by RWGathman (BMI) for USAgency Entertainment. USAgency, Inc. (BMI)
The Front Porch Country Band. All rights reserved worldwide.

LYRICS:

I’ll remember you this Christmas
And I’m wonderin’ – will you remember, too
All the Christmas dreams we shared together
If only dreamin’ could make all those dreams come true

But there’s a Christmas waitin’ somewhere
There’s just one thing left for me to do
I’m gonna send it far – to your Christmas Star
One last time I’ll say it – Merry Christmas to you
Track Name: Last Christmas
LAST CHRISTMAS
Words & music © 2007 by RWGathman (BMI) for USAgency Entertainment. USAgency, Inc. (BMI)
The Front Porch Country Band. All rights reserved worldwide..

LYRICS:

I never dreamed last Christmas Eve come Christmas you’d be gone
Leavin’ me alone with ghosts of Christmas past
But here I am dreamin’ dreams again inside this big old home
Where I never dreamed last Christmas was our last
Was our last

No, I never dreamed last Christmas
Was our last

The candles in the window still light your way back home
To packages still wrapped beneath the tree
The little star is growin’ dim the needles all are gone
And everything has changed since Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve

No, I never dreamed last Christmas
You would leave

Cause you never said come Christmas you’d be leavin’
Ain’t it funny how the seasons come and go
Just one year ago today you turned and walked away
All you left behind were footprints in the snow
In the snow

All you left behind were your footprints
In the snow

I guess love ain’t what it seems we just live on Christmas dreams
And I’m dreamin’ now rememberin’ Christmas past
When I never dreamed last Christmas was our last
Was our last

No, I never dreamed last Christmas
Was our last

I just never dreamed last Christmas was our last
Was our last

No, I never dreamed last Christmas
Was our last
Track Name: Christmas Once Upon A Time
CHRISTMAS ONCE UPON A TIME
Words & music © 2007 by RWGathman (BMI) for USAgency Entertainment. USAgency, Inc. (BMI)
The Front Porch Country Band. All rights reserved worldwide.

LYRICS:

She chased her Christmas star across the city
She watched his magic light the Christmas sky
And early on one snowy Christmas morning
He whispered that he’d never say good-bye

Now love was long ago and dreams were younger
And memories fade like children’s lullabies
Close your eyes remember Christmas morning
Christmas morning once upon a time

Christmastime and love is all around us
Christmastime and love is yours and mine
Close your eyes remember Christmas morning
Christmas morning once upon a time

Christmastime and love is all around us
Christmastime and love is yours and mine
Close your eyes remember Christmas morning
Christmas morning once upon a time