‘Nudder Christmas Song: “Dark was the Night”

As a Christian, I believe that celebrating Christmas is a valid way to express my faith. I’ve actually run into people who disagreed with that, even people who have attacked my family because of it. But that tends to encourage me to put up more lights, to write more articles about Christmas, and to write my own Christmas songs.

This one goes back to my Folk roots. It applies traditional-style carol lyrics to an ancient modal tune sometimes known as “The Waggoner’s Lad.” It’s a simple retelling of the Christmas story which asks at the end, where the listener would fit into the tale. Click on the photo to hear the sound on SoundCloud.

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About Paul

Paul Race has been writing and playing all kinds of music since the 1960s, though he tends to favor acoustic and traditional songs. He has created resources like CreekDontRise.com, ClassicTrainSongs.com, and SchoolOfTheRock.com to help other musicians get a good start on their own journeys.

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