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'Twas The Night Before Christmas

by Don Williams. Buy album CD: Other Songs D - P

(Writer: Clement Clark Moore)
Album: Believe - A Christmas Collection

T'was the night before Christmas,
When all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, --not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the creast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
"Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer
And Vixen. On Comet, on Cupid, on Donner
And Blitzen, To the top of the porch!
To the top of the wall! Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas To All, and To All A Goodnight."...

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  1. Don williams
  2. Don't stop loving me
  3. Flowers won't grow in garden of stone
  4. Flowers won't grow in gardens of stone
  5. Harrt and joe
  6. I been loved by the best
  7. I can make it with you
  8. I can't stop loving you
  9. I recall a gipsy woman
  10. I woudn't want to live if you didn't love me
  11. Iâ??m Not That Good At Goodbye
  12. If I Needed You (W/emmylou Harris)
  13. If you love me (won't you love me like you love me
  14. If you love won't you love like you love me
  15. It only rain on me
  16. It's good to see you (live)
  17. Lousiana man
  18. Lovin' you for so long now
  19. Morning dew
  20. Rake And Rambling Man
  21. Ribbon of darkness
  22. Silver threads and golden needles
  23. Somethin' about you
  24. Spanish harlem incident
  25. Standing in a sea of teardrops
  26. Strawberry fields forver
  27. The side of the sun
  28. Tomorrow is a long time
  29. Turn out the lights (and love me tonight)
  30. Waiting for a train
  31. Whick way is santa fe
  32. You better sit down kids
  33. You've lost that lovin' feelin'
  34. 'Twas The Night Before Christmas
  35. Pretty Little Baby Child


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