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    The Salvation Army band are a regular feature at Christmas time in towns and city centres, playing carols and other Christmas tunes, and raising money for those in need at the same time. I always love to hear them at this time of year. The Sally Ann is an affectionate nickname for The Salvation Army. German markets are another feature at Christmas time as well


    The Sally Ann Were Playing “Hark The Herald Angels Sing”.

    Mum took me to the German Christmas market.
    We went by car but found we couldn’t park it.
    The roads were jammed for miles n miles ahead.
    So we abandoned it and walked a while instead.

    The lights of town were twinkling in the distance
    A homeless man said “Can you spare a sixpence?
    For days I’ve hardly eaten anything”.
    And the Sally Ann were playing “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”

    Further down the road we saw a lady
    She was struggling with 2 toddlers and a baby.
    She said her man had left, oh how he’d tricked them.
    And in a day or so the landlord would evict them.

    They were on her way to stay with her parents,
    It would give her time to think and get her bearings.
    She was much too proud for handouts, or for pity.
    And the Sally Ann were playing “Once in Royal David’s City”.

    All along the way we met the ones for whom the season
    Was just another time to struggle by.
    The lonely and the hungry without rhyme without reason.
    And there but for the grace of luck, go I.

    By the time we reached the town the snow was falling
    And a choir had joined the band and they were calling
    For people of good will to play their part.
    With their deeds, with their time, and with their heart.

    So my mum took me aside and said “Now son,
    We have more than our fair share while some have none.
    We must do our bit to help because it’s right”
    And the Sally Ann were playing “Oh Holy Night.”

    what I saw and learnt that night still means everything
    And the Sally Ann were playing “Hark The Herald Angels Sing”

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    Only a few more days to get your songs in.
    And voting for your fav starts on the 20th.

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    I hope this is not too late to bring to the party. I will do an "anti-Christmas" song for the main thread this week entitled "A Modern Day Scrooge". But this song is far more appropriate here.
    I hope you all like "Into that Long Winter"



    Incidentally - if you listen to the end you can hear how close we are to the railway. At least it wasn't the non-stopping express - whose warning horn has ruined many a take
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    OK participants - time to listen to the other entries - 8 songs altogether - and let me know which one you like.
    It was a condition of entry.
    I already have 3 votes for 3 different songs so it is possible we may not get a 'winner'.
    I'd really like to have this wrapped by Christmas Day and I think being chosen by our song writing peers will be a source of some pride and satisfaction.
    I loved all the songs and really appreciate you taking the time to bring them!

    The songs were - in order of appearance -
    pabrizzer - Little Baby Jesus
    AlanDP - Angels of December
    SparkyUkulele - Winter
    The Martins - Good Cheer
    RAB11 - Playing House
    Bashful Puppet - There Really Was a First Noel
    One Man And His Uke - The Sally Ann Were Playing 'Hark The Herald Angels Sing"
    Barbablanca - Into that long winter
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    We have some very nice writers here Brian and I'm wishing I'd had the time to enter so I could vote (: Good luck all and Good Christmas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonesigh View Post
    We have some very nice writers here Brian and I'm wishing I'd had the time to enter so I could vote (: Good luck all and Good Christmas!
    Would have loved to see a song from you Janet. Hope you are well and that you and your family have a joyous Christmas season and a happy new year!

    Still waiting for 4 songwriters to choose a favourite and one song already has 2 votes.
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    Just waiting for Berni and Sparky to let us know which song they liked best.....

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    A mystical Sufi Christmas song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pabrizzer View Post
    Would have loved to see a song from you Janet. Hope you are well and that you and your family have a joyous Christmas season and a happy new year!

    Still waiting for 4 songwriters to choose a favourite and one song already has 2 votes.
    Thank you so much Brian. Hope the holidays are wonderful for you and your family too. Plus...Happy New Year!!!

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    Well still waiting for Berni's choice.
    But I can tell you that with 3 of the 7 participants choosing The Martins fabulous song that they are the 'winners'.
    Great job Benji and Ashley and family - wonderful song - terrific performance!



    Huge thanks to ALL participants.

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