The Christmas Spirit

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Johnny R. Cash
album: Track 1 in album The Christmas Spirit
release date: 1963-11
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Ballad/Easy Listening
length: 5:03

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash The Christmas Spirit cover art


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On Christmas Eve I dreamed I traveled all around the earth
Whose star shone in the east and what a dream it was

On every face at every place was hurry up I'm late
And I felt the Christmas spirit
In a little town nestled down in Bavaria Germany
And here again was the busy din the rushin' the yellin'
Not undesratnding the words but gettin' the buyin' and sellin'

And with other tourists I walked along to a church as its bells rang
I wonder if he looked like our baby looked on that first morn
And then I really felt the Christmas spirit
I bought a little Bible since I'd hardly stopped

For I read fear not for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy
For unto you he was born this day in the City of David a Saviour

I closed my eyes and visualized the glory of that night
I felt the Christmas spirit down deep inside to stay
(O little town of Bethlehem how still we see Thee lie
Yet in Thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Christmas Spirit
  • 2 I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  • 3 Blue Christmas
  • 4 The Gifts They Gave
  • 5 Here Was a Man
  • 6 Christmas as I Knew It
  • 7 Silent Night
  • 8 The Little Drummer Boy
  • 9 Ringing the Bells for Jim
  • 10 We Are the Shepherds
  • 11 Who Kept the Sheep
  • 12 The Ballad of the Harp Weaver