This Christmas Carol
by Bruce Stark

(mixed a cappella chorus or SATB quartet) 

This Christmas Carol is a bit of levity, as the composer pokes fun at himself with lyrics which describe a poorly written carol that has been replaced by a more singable one at the subsequent family reunion, combined with good Christmas cheer. It is Stark’s earliest published work.

 
This Christmas Carol
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words and music by Bruce Stark
mixed a cappella chorus (SATB)
score 11 pages

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THIS CHRISTMAS CAROL

This Christmas carol is something we can sing
Easy, easy, it's really singable
And we sing, joyfully, celebrating Christmas
Together, for the first time in a long time
It's such a rare occasion
Our family, it never can stay in one location
This is a historic congregation
So bring out this carol, and sing out:
Fa-la-la . . . It's such an easy carol!
Fa-la-la . . .
Love to you, big and small
Merry Christmas one and all!

Last Christmas carol, we couldn't sing at all
We tried hard . . . it was impossible
And we felt terrible, 'cause we couldn't sing it
Dear Bruce, you're a good guy, not a bad guy
But when you wrote that carol
We think that you did not compose a masterpiece and
We hope you agree with a suggestion
To throw out the bad one, and sing out:
Fa-la-la . . . It's such an easy carol!
Fa-la-la . . .
Love to you, big and small
Merry Christmas one and all!

words and music Copyright © 1985 Bruce Stark