God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Digital Single

by Todd Parker and The Witches

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In keeping with the finest tradition as far back as Bob Dylan's Christmas album, we present Todd Parker and The Witches long overdue entry into the holiday music genre. Grab some eggnog, don't forget the nutmeg and enjoy this sugarplum fairy take on this traditional classic.


"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen was first published in 1833 when it appeared in "Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern," a collection of seasonal carols gathered by William B. Sandys. The lyrics of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen are traditional olde English and are reputed to date back to the 15th century although the author is unknown.. It is believed that this particular carol was sung to the gentry by town watchmen who earned additional money during the Christmas season. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen continues to be enjoyed. The lyrics to this simple carol are reputed to be one of the oldest carols."

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released December 13, 2011

©2011 Todd Parker and The Witches/Bakery Records

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Todd Parker and The Witches Sacramento, California

Todd Parker, songwriter/guitarist/vocalist/founder, of the 1990's Hoboken/NYC psychedelic rockers, Tadpoles returned after a decade off from producing music with Greetings From The Star Chamber in 2010 which has been followed by a series of EPs, singles and 2 more studio albums, the latest being 2013's Martians. Lots more in the works. ... more

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Track Name: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Christ, our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

Now to the Lord sing praises,
All you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace;
This holy tide of Christmas
All other doth deface.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy
Track Name: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Sugar Plum Fairy Remix)
Instrumental mix