Beyond the Season Album

Artist(s): Garth Brooks

Tracklist

Go Tell It on the Mountain

length: 3:31
producer: Allen Reynolds
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
electric guitar: Chris Leuzinger
recording engineer: Mark Miller
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
keyboard: Bobby Wood
acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens
choir vocals: Dennis Wilson, Emily Harris, Gary Chapman, Donna Morris, Yvonne Hodges, Donna McElroy, Bob Bailey, Vicki Hampton, Howard Smith, Johnny Cobb and Jana King-Evans
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
lyricist: John Wesley Work
composer: [traditional]

Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and far away
Go tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ is born

The shepherds all were watching
Over their sheep at night
When a guiding star shone from heaven
And the followed that holy light

Got tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ is born
They found a lovely manger
Where the humble Christ was born
And God sent out salvation
On that blessed Christmas morn

Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ is born

He brought with Him forgiveness
He live to show us the way
He came to redeem all creation
And to wash all our sins away

Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ is born

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

length: 2:35
producer: Allen Reynolds
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
electric guitar: Chris Leuzinger
recording engineer: Mark Miller
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
keyboard: Bobby Wood
acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
composer: [traditional]
lyricist: [traditional]
God rest ye merry gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our savior
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray
Oh tidings of comfort and joy

From God our heavenly father
The blessed angel came
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tidings of the same
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by name
Oh tidings of comfort and joy
Oh tidings of comfort and joy

Fear not said the angel
Let nothing you alright
This day is born a savior
Of the pure virgin bright
To free all those who trust in him
From Satan's power and might
Oh tidings of comfort and joy

And when they came to Bethlehem
Where our dear savior lay
They found him in the manger
Where oxen feed on hay
His mother Mary knelled down
And to the Lord did pray
Oh tidings of comfort and joy
Oh tidings of comfort and joy

God rest ye merry gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our savior
Was born on Christmas day

The Old Man's Back in Town

length: 2:35
producer: Allen Reynolds
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
electric guitar: Chris Leuzinger
recording engineer: Mark Miller
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
keyboard: Bobby Wood
acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens
fiddle: Rob Hajacos
steel guitar: Bruce Bouton
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
background vocals: Garth Brooks
writer: Garth Brooks, Randy Taylor, Larry Bastian

Hey, the old man's back in town
He's spreadin' cheer around
He's come a long, long way
With his reindeer and his sleigh
He's bringing lots of toys
For all good girls and boys
So spread the news around
Yeah the old man's back in town

He's been waitin' all year long
Just to bring his gifts to you
All the elves and Mrs. Claus
Have been waitin' all year too
Now they're hookin' up his reindeer
And they're loadin' down his sleigh
So take my advice you best be nice
'Cause the old man's on his way

Repeat Chorus:

Now the mistletoe is hung
And the tree is all a glow
The carolers have sung
Every Christmas song they know
And the kids are all in bed now
With Santa on their mind
So the scene is set and you an bet
He'll show up anytime

Repeat Chorus:

Everybody gather 'round
'Cause the old man's back in town



The Gift

length: 4:45
producer: Allen Reynolds
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
recording engineer: Mark Miller
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
keyboard: Bobby Wood
acoustic guitar: Chris Leuzinger and Mark Casstevens
accordion: Joey Miskulin
percussion: Milton Sledge
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
writer: Stephanie Davis
A poor orphan girl named Maria
Was walking to market one day
She stopped for a rest by the roadside
Where a bird with a broken wing lay
A few moments passed till she saw it
For it's feathers were covered with sand
But soon clean and wrapped it was traveling
In the warmth of Maria's small hand

She happily gave her last peso
On a cage made of rushes and twine
She fed it loose corn from the market
And watched it grow stronger with time

Now the Christmas Eve service was coming
And the church shone with tinsel and light
And all of the townfolk brought presents
To lay by the manger that night
There were diamonds and incense and perfumes
In packages fit for a king
But for one ragged bird in a small cage
Maria had nothing to bring

She waited till just before midnight
So no one could see her go in
And crying she knelt by the manger
For her gift was unworthy of Him

Then a voice spoke to her through the darkness
Maria, what brings you to me
If the bird in the cage is your offering
Open the door, let me see
Though she trembled, she did as he asked her
And out of the cage the bird flew
Soaring into the rafters
On a wing that had healed good as new

Just then the midnight bells rang out
And the little bird started to sing
A song that no words could recapture
Whose beauty was fit for a king

Now Maria felt blessed just to listen
To that cascade of notes sweet and long
As her offering was lifted to heaven
By the very first nightingale's song

Unto You This Night

length: 3:17
producer: Allen Reynolds
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
electric guitar: Chris Leuzinger
recording engineer: Mark Miller
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
keyboard: Bobby Wood
acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens
choir vocals: Melissa Coleman, Lindell Cooley, Kevin F. Davis, Pamela Furr, Joy Gardner, Ginger Lynn Gosney, Russell Mauldin, Regina Moore, Vicki Pointer, Gwenn Simmons, Scooter Simmons, Tanya Goodman Sykes, Kyle Theriot, Joan Welborn, April Wieneke, Brian Wieneke, Mary Fielder, Christ Church Choir, Colleen Adams, Ricky Adams, John B. Baggs, Regina Bridwell and Al Coleman
steel guitar: Bruce Bouton
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
background vocals: Trisha Yearwood
writer: Rex Benson, Steve Gillette
By the light of one bright star
Two weary travelers far from Galilee
Took refuge in a stable
Where a little child was born
To bring the gift of love, to you and me
When the angels told the shepherds of His birth
There came a great rejoicing on the earth.

Chorus:
And they sang, glory to God in the highest
Dawning that first Christmas morn
Peace on earth and tidings of great joy
For unto you this night a child is born.

And, lo, these many years since then
That ancient star still guides us
And now again our Christmas voices ring
Blessed we are and safe at home
With loved ones her beside us
And in the still and silent night we sing
How the angels told the shepherds of his birth
And there came a great rejoicing on the earth

Repeat Chorus.


White Christmas

length: 2:56
producer: Allen Reynolds
piano: Bobby Wood
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
electric guitar: Chris Leuzinger
recording engineer: Mark Miller
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
lyricist: Irving Berlin
composer: Irving Berlin
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
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
With every Christmas card I write
"May your days be merry and bright,
And may all your Christmas's be white."

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
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
With every Christmas card I write
"May your days be merry and bright,
And may all your Christmas's be white."

The Friendly Beasts

length: 3:34
producer: Allen Reynolds
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
recording engineer: Mark Miller
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
keyboard: Bobby Wood
acoustic guitar: Chris Leuzinger and Mark Casstevens
percussion: Milton Sledge
other vocals: Larry Bastian, Victoria Shaw, Tony Arata, Stephanie Davis and Pat Alger
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
lyricist: Robert Davis
composer: [traditional]
Jesus our brother kind and good
Was humbly born in a stable of wood
And the friendly beasts around him stood
Jesus our brother kind and good

"I" said the donkey s___gy and brown
I carried his mother up hill and down
I carried her safely to Bethlehem town
"I" said the donkey s___gy and brown

And "I" said the cow all white and red
I gave him my manger for a bed
I gave him my hay to pillow his head
"I" said the cow all white and red

"I" said the sheep with a curly horn
I gave him my wool for his blanket warm
He wore my coat on that Christmas morn
"I" said the sheep with a curly horn

"I" said the dove from the rafters high
I cooed him to sleep that he should not cry
We cooed him to sleep my love and I
"I" said the dove from the rafters high

"I" said the camel all yellow and black
Over the desert upon my back
I brought him a gift in the wise men's pack
"I" said the camel, yellow and black

Thus every beast remembering it well
In the stable dark was so proud to tell
Of the gifts that they gave Emmanuel
The gifts that they gave Emmanuel

Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy

length: 2:31
producer: Allen Reynolds
piano: Bobby Wood
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
electric guitar: Chris Leuzinger
recording engineer: Mark Miller
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens
fiddle: Rob Hajacos
steel guitar: Bruce Bouton
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
background vocals: Garth Brooks
composer: Buck Owens, Don Rich
Well, Santa looked a lot like daddy
Or daddy looked a lot like him
It's not the way I had him pictured
Santa was much too thin

[Chorus]
He didn't come down the chimney
So mama must have let him in
Santa looked a lot like daddy
Or daddy looked a lot like him

Well, they thought I was fast-a-sleppin'
They thought that I was tucked in his bed
They never thought I'd come a-peepin'
Or that I'd hear what was said

Santa put his arm around mama
And mama put her arm around him
So if Santa Claus ain't daddy
Well then I'm a gonna tell on them

[Chorus]

I never saw Dancer or Prancer
I never heard the sleigh bells ring
I never saw a red-nosed reindeer
Like they show on the TV screen

But he sure brought lots of presents
So Santa Claus he must have been
Well he sure looked a lot like daddy
Or daddy looked a lot like him

[Chorus]

Silent Night

length: 3:48
producer: Allen Reynolds
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
electric guitar: Chris Leuzinger
recording engineer: Mark Miller
electric bass guitar: Mike Chapman
keyboard: Bobby Wood
acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens
harmonica: Mark Casstevens
drums (drum set): Milton Sledge
background vocals: Garth Brooks, Jim Rooney, Allen Reynolds and Trisha Yearwood
translator: John Freeman Young
lyricist: Josef Mohr
composer: Franz Xaver Gruber
Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
'Round your virgin, mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night
Shepherds, quake at the sight
Glory streams from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing hallelujah
Christ the Savior is born
Christ the Savior is born

Recitation
Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
'Round yon virgin, mother and child
Holy infant so infant and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Mary's Dream

length: 0:51
producer: Allen Reynolds
piano: Bobby Wood
recording engineer: Mark Miller
acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens
harp: Cynthia Wyatt
strings arranger: Charles Cochran
string quartet: Bob Mason, Carl Gorodetzky, Pam Sixfin and Gary Vanosdale
writer: Mark Casstevens, Bobby Wood
Instrumental

What Child Is This?

length: 3:27
producer: Allen Reynolds
piano: Bobby Wood
lead vocals: Garth Brooks
recording engineer: Mark Miller
acoustic guitar: Mark Casstevens
choir vocals: Donna McElroy, Bob Bailey, Vicki Hampton, Howard Smith, Yvonne Hodges, Johnny Cobb, Jana King-Evans, Dennis Wilson, Emily Harris, Gary Chapman and Donna Morris
harp: Cynthia Wyatt
strings: Nashville String Machine, Bob Mason, Kristin Wilkinson, Pam Sixfin, Christian Teal, Ted Madsen, Lee Larrison, Alan Umstead, Conni Ellisor, John Catchings, Gary Vanosdale, Laura S. Molyneaux and Carl Gorodetzky
strings arranger: Charles Cochran
lyricist: William Chatterton Dix
composer: [traditional]
What child is this who laid to rest
On Mary's lap is sleeping
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping
This, this is Christ the king
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
Haste, haste to bring him laud the babe the son of Mary

Why lies he in such mean estate
Where ox and cattle are feeding
Good Christians fear for sinners here
The silent word is pleading
This, this is Christ the king
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
Haste, haste to bring him laud the babe the son of Mary

So bring him insence, gold and myrrh
Come peasant king to own him
The King of kings salvation brings
Let loving hearts enthrone him
This, this is Christ the king
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
Haste, haste to bring him laud the babe the son of Mary