Rocky Mountain Christmas

Rocky Mountain Christmas

December 1975

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Side One

  1. Aspenglow

    Aspenglow

    See the sunlight through the pine
    Taste the warm of winter wine
    Dream of softly falling snow
    Winterskol, Aspenglow
    As the winter days unfold
    Hearts grow warmer with the cold
    Peace of mind is all you know
    Winterskol, Aspenglow.

    Aspen is a life to live, see how much there is to give
    See how strongly you believe, see how much you may receive

    Smiling faces all around
    Laughter is the only sound
    Memories that can’t grow old
    Winterskol, Aspenglow.

    Aspen is a life to live, see how much there is to give
    See how strongly you believe, see how much you may receive

    See the sunlight through the pine
    Taste the warm of winter wine.
    Dream of softly falling snow
    Winterskol, Aspenglow
    Winterskol, Aspenglow.

    (written by John Denver)

  2. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

    The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

    Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose.
    Yuletide carols being sung by a choir and folks dressed up like Eskimos.
    Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe help to make the season bright.
    Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow will find it hard to sleep tonight.

    They know that Santa’s on his way, he’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh.
    And every mother’s child is gonna spy to see if reindeer really know how to fly.
    And so, I’m offering this simple phrase to kids from one to ninety-two:
    Although it’s been said many times, many ways, “Merry Christmas to you.”

    They know that Santa’s on his way, he’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh.
    And every mother’s child is gonna spy to see if reindeer really know how to fly.
    And so, I’m offering this simple phrase to kids from one to ninety-two:
    Although it’s been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you.
    Merry Christmas to you.

    (written by Torme/Wells)

  3. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose.
    And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows.
    All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names,
    they never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games.

    Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say,
    “Rudolph with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”
    Then all the reindeer loved him and they shouted out with glee,
    “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, you’ll go down in history.”

    Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say,
    “Rudolph with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”
    Then all the reindeer loved him and they shouted out with glee,
    “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, you’ll go down in history.”
    “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, you’ll go down in history.”

    (written by Marks)

  4. Silver Bells

    Silver Bells

    City sidewalk, busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style. In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas.
    Children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile,
    and on every street corner you’ll hear:
    Silver bells, silver bells, it’s Christmas time in the city.
    Ring-a-ling, hear them ring, soon it will be Christmas day.

    Silver bells, silver bells, it’s Christmas time in the city.
    Ring-a-ling, hear them ring, soon it will be Christmas day.
    Soon it will be Christmas day.

    (written by Livingston/Evans)

  5. Please, Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas)

    Please, Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas)

    Please daddy, don’t get drunk this Christmas, I don’t wanna see my mamma cry.
    Please daddy, don’t get drunk this Christmas, I don’t wanna see my mamma cry.
    Just last year when I was only seven, now I’m almost eight as you can see.
    You came home a quarter past eleven, fell down underneath our Christmas tree.

    Please daddy, don’t get drunk this Christmas, I don’t wanna see my mamma cry.
    Please daddy, don’t get drunk this Christmas, I don’t wanna see my mamma cry.
    Mamma smiled and looked outside the window. She told me, “Son, you better get upstairs.”
    Then you laughed and hollered “Merry Christmas.” I turned around and saw my mamma’s tears.

    Please daddy, don’t get drunk this Christmas, I don’t wanna see my mamma cry.
    Please daddy, don’t get drunk this Christmas, I don’t wanna see my mamma cry.
    No, I don’t wanna see my mamma cry.

    (written by Bill Danoff)

  6. Christmas For Cowboys

    Christmas For Cowboys

    Tall in the saddle, we spend Christmas Day, driving the cattle on the snow covered-plains.
    All of the good gifts given today, ours is the sky and the wide open range.
    Back in the city they have different ways, football and eggnog and Christmas parades.
    I’ll take the blanket, I’ll take the reins, Christmas for cowboys and wide-open plains.

    A campfire for warmth as we stop for the night, the stars overhead are Christmas tree lights.
    The wind sings a hymn as we bow down to pray, Christmas for cowboys and wide-open plains.

    Tall in the saddle we spend Christmas Day, driving the cattle on the snow-covered plains.
    So many gifts have been opened today, ours is the sky and the wide open range.
    It’s Christmas for cowboys and wide open plains.

    (written by Steve Weisberg)

Side Two

  1. Away In A Manger

    Away In A Manger

    Away in a manger, no crib for his bed. The little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head.
    The stars in the sky looked down where he lay, the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.
    The cattle are lowing, the poor baby wakes. But little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.
    I love thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky and stay by my side till 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.
    Away in a manger, no crib for his bed. The little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head.
    The stars in the sky looked down where he lay, the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

  2. What Child Is This?

    What Child Is This?

    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!

    So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh, come peasant, king to own Him,
    The King of kings, salvation brings, let loving hearts enthrone Him.
    Raise, raise the song on high, the Virgin sings her lullaby:
    Joy, joy, for Christ is born, the Babe, the Son of Mary!

    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!

    (written by William Chatterton Dix)

  3. Coventry Carol

    Coventry Carol

    Lullay, thou little tiny child, by, by, lully, lullay.
    Lullay, thou little tiny child, by, by, lully, lullay.
    O sisters too, how may we do, for to preserve this day,
    this poor youngling for whom we sing, by, by, lully, lullay.

    Herod the king in his regime charged he hath this day,
    His men of night, in his own sight, all children young to slay.
    Then woe is me, poor child, for thee, and ever mourn and say,
    For thy parting not say, nor sing, by, by, lully, lullay.
    Lullay, thou little tiny child, by, by, lully, lullay.
    Lullay, thou little tiny child, by, by, lully, lullay.
    O sisters too, how may we do, for to preserve this day,
    this poor youngling for whom we sing, by, by, lully, lullay.

  4. Oh Holy Night

    Oh Holy Night

    O holy night, the stars are brightly shining, it is the night of our dear Savior’s birth.
    Long lay the world in sin and error pining till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
    A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices for yonder breaks a new glorious morn.
    Fall on your knees, oh, hear the angels’ voices, oh, night divine, oh night when Christ was born.
    O night divine, oh night, oh night divine, oh night divine.

    Oh, night divine, oh night when Christ was born.
    O night divine, oh night, oh night divine, oh night divine.

  5. Silent Night, Holy Night

    Silent Night, Holy Night

    Silent night, holy night. All is calm, all is bright.
    Proud young virgin mother and child. Holy infant so tender and mild.
    Sleep in heavenly peace. Sleep in heavenly peace.

    Silent night, holy night. Shepherds wake at the sight.
    Glorious dreams from heaven above. Heavenly hosts sing “Hallelujah.”
    “Christ the savior is born, Christ the savior is born.”

    Silent night, holy night. Son of God, love’s pure light.
    Radiant beams from thy holy face with the dawn of breathing in grace.
    Jesus Lord of thy herd, Jesus Lord of thy herd.

    Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.

  6. A Baby Just Like You

    A Baby Just Like You

    The sea son is upon us now, a time for gifts and giving.
    And as the year draws to its close, I think about my living.
    Christmas time when I was young, the magic and the wonder.
    But colors dull and candles dim and dark my standing under.

    Oh, little angel, shining light, you’ve set my soul to dreaming.
    You’ve given back my joy in life, you filled me with new meaning.

    A savior King was born that day, a baby just like you.
    And as the Magi came with gifts, I come with my gift too.
    That peace on earth fills up your time and brotherhood surrounds you,
    That you may know the warmth of love and wrap it all around you.

    It’s just a wish, a dream I’m told from days when I was young,
    Merry Christmas little Zachary, Merry Christmas everyone.
    Merry Christmas little Zachary, Merry Christmas everyone.

    (written by John Denver)

  7. Jingle Bells (reissue bonus track)

    Jingle Bells (reissue bonus track)

    Dashing through the snow
    In a one horse open sleigh
    O’er the fields where we go
    Laughing all the way
    Bells on bobtails ring
    Making spirits bright
    What fun it is to ride and sing
    A sleighing song tonight

    Jingle Bells
    Jingle Bells
    Jingle all the way
    Oh what fun it is to ride
    In a one horse open sleigh

    Jingle Bells
    Jingle Bells
    Jingle all the way
    Oh what fun it is to ride
    In a one horse open sleigh

    Jingle Bells
    Jingle Bells
    Jingle all the way
    Oh what fun it is to ride
    In a one horse open sleigh

    Jingle Bells
    Jingle Bells
    Jingle all the way
    Oh what fun it is to ride
    In a one horse open sleigh

    Jingle, Jingle …

    (written by James Lord Pierpont)

  8. White Christmas (reissue bonus track)

    White Christmas (reissue bonus track)

    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 Christmases be white

    I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
    With every Christmas card I write
    May your days be merry and bright
    And may all your Christmases be white

    (written by Irving Berlin)