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"The Wurzels Christmas Album" CD



This release was a first for The Wurzels - devoted as it was entirely to well-known Christmas songs. This CD of all-new material by The Wurzels was released on November 14th 2011 on the CIA record label, catalogue number CIA CD018. It was repressed several times in the ensuing years, all pressings being the same.

  Song Lyrics

The Band Line-Up:

At the time of the recording of this album The Wurzels consisted of Pete Budd, Tommy Banner, Sedge Moore and John Morgan. The CD was recorded and produced by part-time Wurzel Louie 'Gribble' Nicastro. Further musical contributions came from a multitude of guests as detailed on the case insert.

Track Details:

  • 1.    White Christmas Irving (Berlin)
    2.   Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Coots &  Gillespie) 
    3.   Merry Christmas Everybody (Holder & Lea)
    4.   Sleigh Ride (Anderson) 
    5.   Let It Snow ( Cahn & Styne)
    6.   Fairytale Of New York ( Finer &  MacGowen) 

  • 7. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (Wood)
    8. Rockin Around The Christmas Tree (Marks)
    9. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Marks)
    10. When A Child Is Born (Jay &  Dammicco)
    11. Winter Wonderland (Bernard & Smith)
    12. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (Lennon & Ono)

The CD :

The packaging for this CD release was on a higher commercial level than all previous releases - from the CD imprinted with a Christmas dinner sat on a chequered table cloth to a very informative festive fold-out insert shown below.

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Collectors' Extras:

A signed case insert is always a good addition to a collection as in this example - signed by Tommy Banner, Pete Budd, John Morgan Sedge Moore and Louie Gribble

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Promotional flyer emailed out to members of the official social media subscriber's list in 2011 in advance of the album's release.

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The Wurzels Christmas Album - Song Lyrics

  • 1. White Christmas Irving
    2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
    3. Merry Christmas Everybody
    4. Sleigh Ride
    5. Let It Snow
    6. Fairytale Of New York 
  • 7. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
    8. Rockin Around The Christmas Tree
    9. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
    10. When A Child Is Born
    11. Winter Wonderland
    12. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 

Track 1    White Christmas

Ooh arr ooh
Merry Christmas everybody!
Ooh arr, ooh arr ooh

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas (ooh arr ooh)
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten, and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas (ooh arr ooh)
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright (ooh arr ooh arr)
And may all your Christmas's be white (ooh arr ooh)

Come on everybody!

(Repeat first verse)

Jingle jingle all the way

(Repeat second verse)

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten and children listen (ooh arr ooh arr)
To hear the sleigh bells in the snow (ooh arr ooh)
Sing it loud and proud
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas (ooh arr ooh)
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright (ooh arr ooh arr)
And may all your Christmas's, be white

Merry Christmas everybody, and a yo ho ho


Track 2     Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Look out Santa's a-coming, a-coming
Look out Santa's a-coming, a-coming
Look out Santa's a-coming, a-coming
Look out Santa's a-coming, a-coming

You better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
He's making a list, and checking it twice
Gonna find out who's naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake

You better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa Claus is coming to town
Yeah yeah yeah
Santa Claus is coming to town
Everybody altogether now
Santa Claus is coming to town
Bring it on
Santa Claus is coming to town
Everybody sing
Santa Claus is coming to town
Everybody's gonna sing
Santa Claus is coming to town

Look out Santa's a-coming, a-coming
Look out Santa's a-coming, a-coming
Look out Santa's a-coming, a-coming
Look out Santa's a-coming, a-coming

Ooh arr, ooh arr
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake

You better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa Claus is coming to town
Yeah yeah yeah
Santa Claus is coming to town
Everybody altogether now
Santa Claus is coming to town
Bring it on
Santa Claus is coming to town
Everybody sing
Santa Claus is coming to town
Everybody's gonna sing
Santa Claus is coming, Santa Claus is coming
Santa Claus is coming to town


Track 3     Merry Christmas Everybody

Are you hanging up the stocking on your wall
It's the time that every Santa has a ball
Will he ride a red nosed reindeer
Does a ton up on his sleigh
Do the fairies keep him sober for a day

(Chorus)
So here it is, Merry Christmas, everybody's having fun
Look to the future now, it's only just begun

Are you waiting for the family to arrive
Are you sure you've got the room to spare inside
Does your Granny always tell you
That the old songs are the best
Then she's up and rock and rolling with the rest

(Repeat chorus)

What will your Daddy do when he sees your Mammy kissing Santa Claus
Ooh arr, ooh arr

Are you hanging up the stocking on your wall
Are you hoping that the snow will start to fall
Do you ride on down the hillside
In a buggy you have made
When you lands upon your head then you've been slayed

(Repeat chorus twice)

So here it is, Merry Christmas, everybody's having fun
It's Christmas
Look to the future now, it's only just begun

(Repeat chorus)


Track 4     Sleigh Ride

Let's go!

(Verse one)
Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling too
Dingaling a-ling a-dingdongding
Come on it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you
Dingaling a-ling a-dingdongding
Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling yoo-hoo
Dingaling a-ling a-dingdongding
Come on it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you

Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up let's go
Let's look at the show (let's look at the show)
We're riding in a wonderland of snow, wheee!
Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up it's grand
Just holding your hand
We're gliding along with the song of a wintry fairyland

(Verse two)
Our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy 'n cosy are we
Dingaling a-ling a-dingdongding
We're snuggled up together like two birds of a feather would be
Dingaling a-ling a-dingdongding
Let's take that road before us and sing a chorus or two
Dingaling a-ling a-dingdongding
Come on it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you
Dingaling a-ling a-dingdongding

Dingaling a-ling a-dingdongding
Dingaling a-ling a-dingdongding
Dingaling a-ling a-dingdongding

Ooh arr, ooh arr, ooh arr, ooh arr, ooh arr, ooh arr

Dingaling a-ling a-dingdongding
Dingaling a-ling a-dingdongding
Dingaling a-ling a-dingdongding
Dingaling a-ling a-dingdongding

(Repeat verse one)

Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up let's go! Let's go!
Let's look at the show (let's look at the show)
We're riding in a wonderland of snow, yo ho ho
Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up it's grand
Just holding your hand
We're gliding along with the song of a wintry fairyland

(Repeat verse two)

With you
Dingaling a-ling a-dingdongding
I just love being with you ha ha
Dingaling a-ling a-dingdongding
Sleigh ride with you
Dingaling a-ling a-dingdongding
Ding, a-ling, along!
With you!



Track 5    Let It Snow

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

It doesn't show signs of stopping
And I've bought some corn for popping
The lights are turned way down low
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

When we finally kiss goodnight
How I'll hate going out in the storm
But if you really hold me tight
All the way home I'll be warm

Oh the fire is slowly dying
And my dear we're still goodbye-ing
But as long as you love me so
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Ooh arr ooh, ooh arr ooh, ooh arr ooh, ooh arr ooh
Ooh arr ooh, ooh arr ooh, ooh arr ooh, ooh arr ooh

When we finally kiss goodnight
How I'll hate going out in the storm
But if you really hold me tight
All the way home I'll be warm, oh
The fire is slowly dying
And my dear we're still goodbye-ing
But as long as you love me so
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Wooh let it snow

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

(Repeat ooh arr ooh section in background)
Oh, the weather outside is frightful
And that fire, oh, it's so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow
Oh it doesn't show signs of stopping
And I've bought some corn for popping
The lights are turned way down low
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
(Repeat let it snow, let it snow, let it snow in background)
Let it snow
Let it snow
Let it snow



Track  6     Fairytale Of New York

It was Christmas Eve babe, in the drunk tank
An old man said to me, won't see another one
And then he sang a song, the Rare Old Mountain Dew
I turned my face away, and dreamed about you
Got on a lucky one, came in eighteen to one
I've got a feeling, this year's for me and you
So Happy Christmas, I love you baby
I can see a better time, when all our dreams come true

They got cars big as bars, they got rivers of gold
But the wind goes right through you, no place for the old
When I first took your hand on a cold Christmas Eve
You promised me Broadway was waiting for me
You were handsome
You were pretty, Queen of New York City
When the band finished playing they howled out for more
Sinatra was swinging, all the drunks they were singing
We kissed on a corner then danced through the night

(Chorus)
And the boys of the NYPD choir are singing Galway Bay
And the bells are ringing out for Christmas Day

You're a bum, you're a punk
You're an old slut on junk
Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed
You scumbag, you maggot, you cheap lousy faggot
Happy Christmas your arse, I pray God it's our last

(Repeat chorus)

I could have been someone
Well so could anyone
You took my dreams from me, when I first found you
I kept them with me babe, I put them with my own
Can't make it all alone, I've built my dreams around you

(Repeat chorus)

Ooh arr, ooh arr, ooh arr ooh arr, ooh ooh arr
Ooh arr, ooh arr, ooh arr ooh arr ooh, arr

The boys of the NYPD choir are singing Galway Bay
And the bells were ringing out for Christmas Day

Track 7      I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day

Are you ready children?
Yeah!

When the snowman brings the snow
Well he just might like to know
He's put a great big smile on somebody's face
If you jump into your bed, quickly cover up your head
Don't you lock the doors, you know that sweet Santa Claus is on the way

(Chorus)
Well I wish it could be Christmas every day
When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
Oh I wish it could be Christmas every day
Let the bells ring out for Christmas

When you're skating in the park
If the snow cloud makes it dark
Then your rosy cheeks gonna light my merry way
Now the frosticles appear, and they've frozen up my ears
So we'll lie by the fire till the sleep simply knocks them all away

(Repeat chorus)

La la la la la! La la la la la! La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la

When the snowman brings the snow (snowman brings the snow)
Well he just might like to know (just might like to know)
He's put a great big smile on somebody's face
So when Santa brings that sleigh (Santa brings the sleigh)
All along the Milky Way (along the Milky Way)
I'll sign my name on the rooftop in the snow and he may decide to stay

(Repeat chorus)

Well I wish it could be Christmas every day
When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
Well I wish it could be Christmas every day
Let the bells ring out for Christmas

Why don't you give, your love, for Christmas
Ooh arr


Track 8   Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

Rockin' around the Christmas tree
At the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Every couple tries to stop
Rockin' around the Christmas tree
Let the Christmas spirit ring
Later we'll have some pumpkin pie
And we'll do some carolling

You will get a sentimental feeling, when you hear
Voices singing let's be jolly, deck the halls with boughs of holly

Rockin' around the Christmas tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone dancing merrily
In the new old fashioned way

Doobie doo wop, doobie doo wop, doobie doo wop, doobie doo wop
Doobie doo wop, doobie doo wop, doobie doo wop, doobie doo wop
Doobie doo wop, doobie doo wop, doobie doo wop, doobie doo wop
Doobie doo wop, doobie doo wop, a doobie doobie doobie doobie
Doobie doo wop wop

You will get a sentimental feeling, when you hear
Voices singing let's be jolly, deck the halls with boughs of holly

Rockin' around the Christmas tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone dancing merrily
In the new old fashioned way

(Repeat doobie doo wop section)

You will get a sentimental feeling, when you hear
Voices singing let's be jolly, deck the halls with boughs of holly
Deck the halls with boughs of holly (Deck the halls with boughs of holly)


(Repeat doobie doo wop section in background)
Rockin' around the Christmas tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone dancing merrily
In the new old fashioned way




Track 9    Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen
Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen
But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows
All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
Play in any reindeer games
And then one foggy Christmas Eve
Old Santa came to say
Rudolph with your nose so bright
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight
Then all the reindeer loved him
And they shouted out with glee
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
You'll go down in history

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer (reindeer)
Had a very shiny nose (like a lightbulb)
And if you ever saw it (saw it)
You would even say it glows (like a flashlight)
All of the other reindeer (reindeer)
Used to laugh and call him names (like Pinochio)
They never let poor Rudolph (Rudolph)
Play in any reindeer games (like Monopoly)
And then one foggy Christmas Eve
Old Santa came to say
Rudolph with your nose so bright
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight
Then all the reindeer loved him (loved him)
And they shouted out with glee (yippee!)
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer (reindeer)
You'll go down in history
(Repeat once)

I just wanna be your reindeer tonight
Ho ho ho




Track 10    When A Child Is Born


A ray of hope, flickers in the sky
A tiny star, lights up way up high
All across the land, dawns a brand new morn
This comes to pass, when a child is born

A silent wish, sails the seven seas
A wind of change, whisper in the trees
And the walls of doubt, crumbled tossed and torn
This comes to pass, when a child is born

A rosy hue, settles all around
You've got the feel, you're on solid ground
For a spell or two, no one seems forlorn
This comes to pass, when a child is born

And all this happens because the world is waiting
Waiting for one child
Black, white, yellow, no one knows!
But a child that will grow up and turn tears to laughter
Hate to love, war to peace, and everyone to everyone's neighbour
Misery and suffering will be the words to be forgotten, forever

It's all a dream, an illusion now
It must come true, sometime soon somehow
All across the land, dawns a brand new morn
This comes to pass, when a child is born

Ooh arr ooh
Ooh arr ooh
Ooh arr ooh

Hm hm hm hm, hm hm hm hm hm
Hm hm hm hm, hm hm hm hm hm
All across the land, dawns a brand new morn
This comes to pass, when a child is born
When a child is born

Hm, mm, mmmm


Track 11    Winter Wonderland

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland

Gone away, is the bluebird
In his place, is a new bird
He sings a love song, as we go along
Walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
And pretend that he is Parson Brown
He'll say are you married we'll say no man
But you can do the job when you're in town

Later on, we'll conspire
As we dream, by the fire
To face unafraid, the plans that we made
Walking in a winter wonderland

Doobie doobie doobie doobie doo boo boo
Boodoobeddy boo boo doobie doobie boo boo
Boo boo boo boo dabba dooba dooba dooba dooba do do do do do
Ba dooba de boo ba boo, boo ba dooba dooba dooba do do do do do
Do do do boo
Do, do, do, boo ba dooba dooba do do dooba boo boo

In the meadow we can build a snowman
And pretend that he is Parson Brown
He'll say are you married we'll say no man
But you can have the job when youm in town

Later on, we'll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid, the plans that we made
Walking in a winter wonderland

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland

Gone away, is the bluebird
Here to stay, is the new bird
He sings a love song, as we go along
Walking in a winter wonderland

Later on, we'll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid, the plans that we made
Walking in a winter wonderland
Walking in a winter wonderland
Walking in a winter wonderland




Track 12    Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

So this is Christmas, and what have you done
Another year over, and a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas, I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones, the old and the young

A merry merry Christmas, and a happy new year
Let's hope it's a good one, without any fear

So this is Christmas (war is over)
For weak and for strong (if you want it)
For rich and the poor ones (war is over)
The world is so wrong (na, ah, ah, ah)
And so happy Christmas (war is over)
For black and for white (if you want it)
For yellow and red ones (war is over)
Let's stop all the fight (na, ah, ah, ah)

A merry merry Christmas, and a happy new year
Let's hope it's a good one, without any fear

So this is Christmas (war is over) (so this is Christmas)
And what have we done (if you want it) (and what have we done)
T'is another year over now (war is over) (another year over)
And a new one's just begun (na, ah, ah, ah) (a new one just begun)
And so this is Christmas (war is over)
I hope you have fun (if you want it)
The near and the dear ones (war is over)
The old and the young (na, ah, ah, ah)
A merry merry Christmas (a very merry Christmas)
And a happy new year (and a happy new year to everybody)
Let's hope it's a good one (let's all hope it's a good 'un)
Without any fear (without any fear)

War is over, if you want it, war is over, na, ah, ah, ah
War is over, if you want it, war is over, na, ah, ah, ah




























Lyrics Kindly transcribed by E.Bryant,
Verified by Professor Wurzel

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