Merry Christmas

 
       
 
Dec 24, 2017, 03:55 AM

Hi,

I just would like to wish each and everyone of you a merry, merry christmas!
So I´ve recorded a quick demo of the song “Alone on christmas day”

You are more then welcome to listen to it

https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13667555

BACKGROUND NOTE:
1977 The Beach Boys were working on a new christmas album. Their record-company Warner was not sooo passioned about it, and asked for a regular album instead. The Christmas Sessions were abandoned and never saw the light the day, but were bootleged heavily.
One of the unfinnished Songs I fell in love with was “(You´ll never be) Alone on Christmas day” written by Mike Love and Ron Altbach.
Well - I changed a lot of the chords, melody and lyrics and “Martinized” it - so it became an Alien-English-Christmas Song.

While recording it, my wife was in the room, so you can hear her cheeking, moving the chair and talking ... I decided not to cut her out :).

“Alone on christmas day”
(Love/Altbach/add Gotz)

If you find for some sad reason
you’re alone this Christmas season
And the joys of home grow dimmer
just like a memory’s fading glimmer
When your love and you are parted
and all Christmas cheer departed
It’s sad I say, when you’re away,
from love on Christmas Day

Why the sadness
When there should be gladness
All you can do is keep moving on
Time is mending
Pain soon has its ending
Know in your heart it soon will be gone

Whether cruising the lonely highway
or jetting miles high through some skyway
When you’ve reached your destination
no one is waiting at the station
When you see some happy greeters
it can make your bitter sweeter
But still for real, it’s sad to feel
alone on Christmas Day


MERRY CHRISTMAS!

...every once in a while, I get in the mood or so…and start to play..

http://www.songcycle.org

 
     
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Martin G Joined May 27, 2009
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Dec 25, 2017, 09:45 PM

Oh man, please tell me you’re actually playing that harmonica! :)

 
     
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JAPOV Joined Jul 02, 2006
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Dec 26, 2017, 11:26 AM

Beautiful Martin…. I would think a little less production embellishment would be desireable. it’s a little overwelming in parts   love it….........

 
     
Wallace Anderson Joined Dec 21, 2005
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Dec 26, 2017, 01:19 PM

Have mercy, Martin. You have me crying into my beer. Lovely!

 
     
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Gavin Sinclair Joined Dec 02, 2014
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