Firestone Presents Your Favorite Christmas Carols, Volume 5 Album

Artist(s): Julie Andrews

Tracklist

Joy to the World

conductor: André Previn
orchestra: The Firestone Orchestra
arranger: André Previn

Come, they told me pa-rum pum pum pum
Our newborn King to see, pa-rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring pa-rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King pa-rum pum pum pum
Rum pum pum pum. rum pum pum pum
So to honor Him pa-rum pum pum pum
When we come

Little Baby pa-rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa-rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring pa-rum pum pum pum
That's fit to give our King pa- rum pum pum pum
Rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum
Shall I play for you, pa-rum pum pum pum
on my drum?

Mary nodded pa-rum pum pum pum
The Ox and Lamb kept time pa-rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him pa-rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him pa -rum pum pum pum
Rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum
Then He smiled at me pa-rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum

Irish Carol

conductor: André Previn
orchestra: The Firestone Orchestra
arranger: André Previn
Christmas day is come; let's all prepare for mirth,
Which fills the earth and heaven at this amazing birth.
Through both the joyous angels in strife and hurry fly,
With glories and hosannas, "All Holy" do they cry,

In heav'n the Church triumphant adores with all her

Choirs,
The militant on earth with humble faith admires.
In heav'n the Church triumphant adores with all her
Choirs,
The militant on earth with humble faith admires.

O Little Town of Bethlehem

conductor: André Previn
orchestra: The Firestone Orchestra
arranger: André Previn
harpsichord: André Previn
Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth, the everlasting light
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above
While mortals sleep the angels keep their watch of wondering love
Oh morning stars together, proclaim thy holy birth.
And praises sing to God the king, and peace to men on earth.

Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth, the everlasting light
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

Deck the Halls

conductor: André Previn
orchestra: The Firestone Orchestra
arranger: André Previn
Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
'Tis the season to be jolly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Don we now our gay apparel
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la.
Troll the ancient Yule-tide carol
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.

See the blazing Yule before us.
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Strike the harp and join the chorus.
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Follow me in merry measure.
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
While I tell of Yule-tide treasure.
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Fast away the old year passes.
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Hail the new year, lads and lasses
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Sing we joyous, all together.
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
heedless of the wind and weather.
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Angels from the Realms

conductor: André Previn
orchestra: The Firestone Orchestra
arranger: André Previn

Away in a Manger

conductor: André Previn
orchestra: The Firestone Orchestra
arranger: André Previn
Away in a manger, no crib for his bed,
the little Lord Jesus laid down his Sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.
I love thee, Lord Jesus! Look down from the sky,
And stay by my side until morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask thee to stay
Close by me forever, and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,
And fit us for heaven, to live with thee there.

The Bells of Christmas

conductor: André Previn
orchestra: The Firestone Orchestra
arranger: André Previn
composer: Edward Thomas
lyricist: Anne Croswell
The bells of Christmas are ringing
For Jesus the Saviour is born
And choirs of angels are singing
As the Sun greets a glorious morn'

They ring, how they ring
This glorious Christmas morn'
They sing, how they sing
For Jesus the Saviour is born

The bells of Christmas are ringing
Good Jesus the Saviour is born
And choirs of angels are singing
As the Sun greets a glorious morn'

They sing, how they sing
To tell us that Christ was born
They ring, long may they ring
The bells of Christmas morn'

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

conductor: André Previn
orchestra: The Firestone Orchestra
arranger: André Previn
It came upon a midnight clear that glorious song of old
From angels bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold
Peace on the earth goodwill to men from heaven all gracious
King
The world in solemn stillness lay to hear the angels sing

For lo the days are hastening on by prophets seen of old
When with the ever circling years shall come the time foretold
When the new heaven and earth shall on the Prince of peace
their king
And the whole world send back the song which now the angels
sing

Still through the cloven skies they come with peaceful wings
unfurled
And still their heavenly music floats o'er all the weary world
Above its sad and lowly plains they bend on hovering wing
And ever o'er its Babel sounds the blessed angels sing

Yet with the woes of sin and strife the world has suffered long
Beneath the heavenly strain have rolled two thousand years of
wrong
And man at war with man hears not the tidings which they bring
O hush the noise ye men of strife and hear the angels sing

O ye, beneath life's crushing load whose forms are bending low
Who toil along the climbing way with painful steps and slow
Look now for glad and golden hours come swiftly on the wing
O rest beside the weary road and hear the angels sing

For lo the days are hastening on by prophets seen of old
When with the ever circling years shall come the time foretold
When peace shall over all the earth its ancient splendors fling
And the whole world give back the song which now the angels sing

Sunny Bank (I Saw Three Ships)

conductor: André Previn
orchestra: The Firestone Orchestra
arranger: André Previn

As I sat on a sunny bank
On Christmas day, on Christmas day
As I sat on a sunny bank
On Christmas day in the morning

I saw three ships go sailin' by
Go saillin' by, go sallin' by
I saw three ships go sailin' by
On Christmas day in the morning

And who should be upon that ship
But Joseph and his fair lady
And who should be upon that ship
On Christmas day in the morning

Oh, he did whistle and she did sing
And she did sing, oh, she did sing
Yes, he did whistle and she did sing
On Christmas day in the morning

And all the bells on earth did ring
On Christmas day, on Christmas day
And all the bells on earth did ring
On Christmas day in the morning

For joy that our Savior He was born
For He was born, for He was born
For joy that our Savior He was born
On Christmas day in the morning

For joy that our Savior He was born
On Christmas day, on Christmas day
For joy that our Savior He was born
On Christmas day in the morning

God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

conductor: André Previn
orchestra: The Firestone Orchestra
arranger: André Previn

God rest you merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our Savior
Was born on Christmas Day
To save poor souls from Satan's power
Which had not gone astray

And its tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy;
And its of tidings of comfort and joy!

From God that He's our Father
A blessed angel came
Unto certain shepherds
With tidings of the same
That there was born in Bethlehem
The Son of God by name

And its tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy;
And its of tidings of comfort and joy!

Wexford Carol

conductor: André Previn
orchestra: The Firestone Orchestra
arranger: André Previn
composer: [traditional]
Good people all, this Christmas-time,
Consider well and bear in mind
What our good God for us has done
In sending his beloved Son.
With Mary holy we should pray
To God with love this Christmas day;
In Bethlehem upon that morn
There was a blessed Messiah born.

The night before that happy tide
The noble Virgin and her guide
Were long time seeking up and down
To find a lodging in the town.
But mark how all things came to pass;
From every door repelled alas!
As long foretold, their refuge all
Was but an humble ox's stall.

There were three wise men from afar
Directed by a glorious star,
And on they wandered night and day
Until they came where Jesus lay,
And when they came unto that place
Where our beloved Messiah was,
They humbly cast them at his feet,
With gifts of gold and incense sweet.

Near Bethlehem did shepherds keep
Their flocks of lambs and feeding sheep;
To whom God's angels did appear,
Which put the shepherds in great fear.
'Prepare and go', the angles said.
'To Bethlehem, be not afraid:
For there you'll find, this happy morn,
A princely babe, sweet Jesus born.

With thankful heart and joyful mind,
The shepherds went the babe to find,
And as God's angel had foretold,
They did our saviour Christ behold.
Within a manger he was laid,
And by his side the virgin maid,
Attending on the Lord of life,
Who came on earth to end all strife

Jingle Bells

conductor: André Previn
orchestra: The Firestone Orchestra
arranger: André Previn
Dashing through the snow
On a one-horse open sleigh,
Over the fields we go,
Laughing all the way;
Bells on bob-tail ring,
making spirits bright,
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

A day or two ago,
I thought I'd take a ride,
And soon Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side;
The horse was lean and lank;
Misfortune seemed his lot;
He got into a drifted bank,
And we, we got upsot.

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle all the way!
What fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

A day or two ago,
the story I must tell
I went out on the snow
And on my back I fell;
A gent was riding by
In a one-horse open sleigh,
He laughed as there
I sprawling lie,
But quickly drove away.

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle all the way!
What fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Now the ground is white
Go it while you're young,
Take the girls tonight
And sing this sleighing song;
Just get a bob-tailed bay
two-forty as his speed
Hitch him to an open sleigh
And crack! you'll take the lead.

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle all the way!
What fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.