A Christmas Song Lyrics

Jethro Tull


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Shawn Phillips
album: Track 3 in album The Jethro Tull Christmas Album
release date: 2003-9-30
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Classic Rock/Folk Rock
length: 2:48

Cover Art

Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album cover art
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Once in Royal David's City stood a lonely cattle shed,
Where a mother held her baby.
You'd do well to remember the things He later said.
When you're stuffing yourselves at the Christmas parties,

You'll just laugh when I tell you to take a running jump.
You're missing the point I'm sure does not need making
That Christmas spirit is not what you drink.

So how can you laugh when your own mother's hungry,
And how can you smile when the reasons for smiling are wrong?
And if I just messed up your thoughtless pleasures,
Remember, if you wish, this is just a Christmas song.

(Hey! Santa! Pass us that bottle, will you?)


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Birthday Card at Christmas
  • 2 Holly Herald
  • 3 A Christmas Song
  • 4 Another Christmas Song
  • 5 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • 6 Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow
  • 7 Last Man at the Party
  • 8 Weathercock
  • 9 Pavane
  • 10 First Snow on Brooklyn
  • 11 Greensleeved
  • 12 Fire at Midnight
  • 13 We Five Kings
  • 14 Ring Out Solstice Bells
  • 15 BourĂ©e
  • 16 A Winter Snowscape