2011 Cigar Box Nation Christmas Album



The 2011 Christmas album is ready for download. We hope you will enjoy the free holiday music our members have created for your enjoyment.


Some are traditional songs, and some are original tunes written by the artists. All are played/performed on hand made instruments.



This is our third year for our Christmas album. This year's song list includes:


 

  1. Angels We Have Heard On High (Gloria in Excelsis Deo) – Silent Jim

  2. Christmas For Cowboys – Uncle John

  3. Jingle Bell Rock – Teddy B

  4. Christmas Slow Roast – Chris Tinker

  5. A Holly Jolly Christmas – Voodoo Highway

  6. Silent Night – Mike Bingham

  7. Christmas Memories – bemuzic

  8. Winter Thoughts (The Advent Song) – Henry Lowman

    In loving memory of my dear mother, Ingrid Schrader Lowman.

  9. Black Bettie's Christmas – Hip Bone Bellaire

  10. Up On The Housetop – Matthew Borczon

  11. Wee Wish Yoo – Brickdust & Pyno

  12. The Little Drummer Boy-Hark! The Herald Angels Sing-Joy to the World – NightOwl

  13. Josiah's Song – Stompbox Johnny

  14. For Absent Friends – Slowpaw Steve T

  15. Kling glöckchen klingelingeling - Henry Lowman

    In loving memory of my dear mother, Ingrid Schrader Lowman.

  16. Auld Lang Syne – c# merle

  17. Winter Flavours – Sugimugi

  18. Tres Estudios Para Lejos En Un Pesebre – Keni Lee Burgess

  19. The Holly & The Ivy – John Maw & Dan Sleep



Click HERE to download:


Thanks to all our members for their contributions that made this possible.


 

Special thanks to Thomas Boatwright for contributing the cover artwork again.

 

 


 

 

You can also download the 2010 and 2009 Christmas albums.


 

 

Have a safe and happy holiday season!!

 

 

 

 

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Damn! I've been pouring my heart and soul into my final project for my Master's of Music Education degree that I'm submitting tonight...was planning to record tomorrow...now I have to wait a whole YEAR to get on the next album. It'll be a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas...

(Maybe I'll write a song about it!)

Dan, Thank you very much for putting this together! 

Thomas, The cover looks great! 

Black Betty's Christmas... Ok I've had this thing for the Black Betty song, Black Betty has meant various things over the years....so I used my strengths and and produced what you're fixing to see.. I hope the video doesn't  over shadow the song.. Black Betty is a cat being brought home. I can't play a lick, maybe a Christmas wish will come through.. Enjoy... PS: What Movie is his from?  8^)

Fun video, Hip Bone.  You and that cat sound good together.  Cool old Merc.

On my phone now, so I have to wait on the download, but I love the artwork!

Wow what an album!!!  It's full of GREAT stuff. Great music and absolutely brilliant cover art.

Dan Sleep - thank you for coordinating this. 

Yup.  Thanks Dan, Thomas B. (great cover art) and all contributors.  What a nice and varied mix we made.  Will see if I can burn a CD of it.  Merry Christmas, folks.

'Winter Thoughts" was, in fact, performed on a prima balalaika. "Kling glöckchen" was performed on my 3 string "sympatico" build. Merry Christmas and Blessings to all! 

Ah, YESSSSSS! In the TRUE spirit of the season!


movie is "cobra "


Hip Bone Bellaire said:

Black Betty's Christmas... Ok I've had this thing for the Black Betty song, Black Betty has meant various things over the years....so I used my strengths and and produced what you're fixing to see.. I hope the video doesn't  over shadow the song.. Black Betty is a cat being brought home. I can't play a lick, maybe a Christmas wish will come through.. Enjoy... PS: What Movie is his from?  8^)

Thanks for doing a great job, Dan! (-:  some outstanding varied submissions here, just going through them now, feeling Christmassy already... that doesn't usually happen for me until Boxing Day....! (-;

 

Lyrics to "For Absent Friends"....

 

FOR ABSENT FRIENDS!

THE KIDS TUCKED UP AT NIGHT TIME,
TOO EXCITED TO GO TO SLEEP.
XMAS  MORNING COMES SO SLOWLY,
FOR THE HARVEST THEY WILL REAP.

WELL THE FOOD IS ON THE TABLE,
DECORATIONS ON THE TREE.
ICE AND SNOW IS OUTSIDE,
FOLKS ARE WARMED BY GOOD COMPANY…

CHORUS – WHEN YOU GATHER ROUND FOR DINNER,
PLEASE DRINK A TOAST TO ME,
I’M THE ABSENT FRIEND WHO’D LOVE TO BE THERE,
PLEASE REMEMBER ME…

THE BRIGHT NEW TOYS AND TRINKETS,
ALL HANGING ON THE TREE,
ARE GIVEN OUT TO ONE AND ALL,
THERE’S SO MUCH JOY FOR FREE.

CAREFULLY WRAPPED PRESENTS,
ARE RIPPED APART WITH GLEE.
THE CHILDREN SO EXCITED,
THEY CANNOT WAIT TO SEE…

CHORUS – WHEN YOU GATHER ROUND FOR DINNER,
PLEASE DRINK A TOAST TO ME,
I’M THE ABSENT FRIEND WHO’D LOVE TO BE THERE,
PLEASE REMEMBER ME...

THE CHURCH BELLS ARE ALL RINGING,
PEOPLE SCURRYING TO SEE,
THE CHOIR SING AT THE SERVICE
AND THE GIANT CHRISTMAS TREE.

THE SHOPPING MALL IS CALLING,
PEOPLE SCURRYING TO SEE,
THE CHOIR SING IN THE GALLERY
AND THE GIANT CHRISTMAS TREE…

CHORUS – WHEN YOU GATHER ROUND FOR DINNER,
PLEASE DRINK A TOAST TO ME,
I’M THE ABSENT FRIEND YOU’D LOVE TO BE THERE,
PLEASE REMEMBER ME...

Steve Trowbridge November 2011

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