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WE THREE KINGS
WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE


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GUEST,carrilin 12 Nov 00 - 11:41 AM
JTT 12 Nov 00 - 11:45 AM
GUEST,Lindsay 12 Nov 00 - 11:57 AM
GUEST,carrilin 12 Nov 00 - 12:00 PM
Gypsy 12 Nov 00 - 01:47 PM
Snuffy 12 Nov 00 - 01:59 PM
Bill D 12 Nov 00 - 02:27 PM
John in Brisbane 12 Nov 00 - 07:13 PM
paddymac 12 Nov 00 - 07:20 PM
GUEST,Gene 12 Nov 00 - 07:50 PM
John in Brisbane 12 Nov 00 - 11:28 PM
John in Brisbane 13 Nov 00 - 01:10 AM
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Subject: Help: xmas song: My Dad used to sing this
From: GUEST,carrilin
Date: 12 Nov 00 - 11:41 AM

Hi all. This place is great!

I'm looking for a song my Dad sang when I was a kid in the early 80's. He probably got it from North Country Public Radio in NY. (If I taped the Folk Show for him, he'd give up McNeil Lehrer to let me watch The Polka Dot Door)

Anyway, I don't remember the title, and only some of the lyrics. Here goes...

As wise men scan the skies They dream of brighter days...

And the light they saw in the sky that night Was the same sweet light in a young childs eyes...

Oh star of wonder, star of night Star with royal beauty bright They've seen that star before tonight But never has it shone so bright...

If anyone knows the artist, or better yet a link to lyrics and chords, I'd be eternally grateful My coworkers want me to play at our Christmas party.

Thanks, carrilin


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Dad used to sing this
From: JTT
Date: 12 Nov 00 - 11:45 AM

It's "We three kings of Orient are", and you'll find the words and tune here:

http://www.arose4ever.com/karen/christmas/wethreekings.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Dad used to sing this
From: GUEST,Lindsay
Date: 12 Nov 00 - 11:57 AM

Why don't these lyrics show up in the link?

Lindsay


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Dad used to sing this
From: GUEST,carrilin
Date: 12 Nov 00 - 12:00 PM

No, that's not it. The chorus was a takeoff on the chorus from We Three Kings, but the melody and verses are all different.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Dad used to sing this
From: Gypsy
Date: 12 Nov 00 - 01:47 PM

I'll dig this up out of the old hymn book...unless Praise beats me to it! Lovely song! Easy to play, too


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Dad used to sing this
From: Snuffy
Date: 12 Nov 00 - 01:59 PM

She does not want "We Three Kings Of Orient Are" - she's looking for a DIFFERENT song which quotes a part of WTKOOA.

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Dad used to sing this
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Nov 00 - 02:27 PM

*grin*...some Mudcatters could have voted for Pat Buchanan, seeing how closely they read....but I don't know the parody, either...


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Dad used to sing this
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 12 Nov 00 - 07:13 PM

Tom Lehrer wrote a Christmas satire about the commercialism of the event which incorporates as I recall parts of the Wee Three Kings but is centred around Deck The Halls. Just one possibility.

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Dad used to sing this
From: paddymac
Date: 12 Nov 00 - 07:20 PM

Well, if it turns out to be one of Lehrer's, it's bound to be brilliant. I suspect that there are many of us lurking on this thread, just waiting to see the solution to the problem posed. Wish I could be more help, but I'll just have to be content to be a cheerleader on this one. Go get 'em, Team Mudcat!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Dad used to sing this
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 12 Nov 00 - 07:50 PM

* CLICK/LOTSA UNUSUAL SONG LYRICS *


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Dad used to sing this
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 12 Nov 00 - 11:28 PM

The song that I was thinking is 'A Christmas Carol' by Lehrer. I have a rehearsal tonight so apologies in advance that I won't be able to look for it amongst my Lehrer collection. I'd be surprised if the ltrics aren't on the Web. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Dad used to sing this
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 13 Nov 00 - 01:10 AM

Here's Lehrer's 'A Christmas Carol' - I must admit I didn't check the DT, it could well be in there. Apologies that this is not what you were seeking. If you are unsuccessful may these be an appropriate substitute. Regards, John

A Christmas Carol

One very familiar type of song is the Christmas carol. Although it is perhaps a bit out of season at this time. However, I'm informed by my "disk jockey" friends - of whom I have none, that in order to get a song popular by Christmas time, you have to start plugging it well in advance. So here goes. It has always seemed to me after all. That Christmas, with its spirit of giving, offers us all a wonderful opportunity each year to reflect on what we all most sincerely and deeply believe in. I refer of course, to money. And yet none of the Christmas carols that you hear on the radio or in the street, even attempt to capture the true spirit of Christmas as we celebrate it in the United States. That is to say the commercial spirit. So I should like to offer the following Christmas carol for next year, as being perhaps a bit more appropriate.

Christmas time is here, by golly,
Disapproval would be folly,
Deck the halls with hunks of holly,
Fill the cup and don't say "when."
Kill the turkeys, ducks and chickens,
Mix the punch, drag out the Dickens,
Even though the prospect sickens,
Brother, here we go again.

On Christmas Day you can't get sore,
Your fellow man you must adore,
There's time to rob him all the more
The other three hundred and sixty-four.

Relations, sparing no expense'll
Send some useless old utensil,
Or a matching pen and pencil.
"Just the thing I need! How nice!"
It doesn't matter how sincere it
Is, nor how heartfelt the spirit,
Sentiment will not endear it,
What's important is the price.

Hark the Herald Tribune sings,
Advertising wondrous things.
God rest ye merry, merchants,
May you make the Yuletide pay.
Angels we have heard on high
Tell us to go out and buy!

So let the raucous sleigh bells jingle,
Hail our dear old friend Kris Kringle,
Driving his reindeer across the sky.
Don't stand underneath when they fly by.

Actually I did rather well myself, this last Christmas. The nicest present I received was a gift certificate "good at any hospital for a lobotomy". Rather thoughtful.


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