Aaron Neville’s Soulful Christmas

AN soulful xmas

1993

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  1. Please Come Home For Christmas

    Please Come Home For Christmas

    Bells will be ringing the sad, sad news
    Oh what a Christmas to have the blues
    My baby’s gone, I have no friends
    To wish me greetings once again
    Choirs will be singing Silent Night
    Christmas carols, by candle light
    Please come home for Christmas
    Please come home for Christmas
    If not for Christmas, by New Years night
    Friends and relations, send salutations
    Sure as the stars shine above
    But this is Christmas
    Yeah, it’s Christmas my dear
    It’s the time of year to be with, with the one you love
    So won’t you tell me
    You’ll never more roam
    Christmas and New Year Will find you home
    There’ll be no more sorrow
    No grief and pain
    And I’ll be happy, happy, once again
    Interlude
    Ooo, there’ll be no more sorrow
    No grief and pain
    And I’ll be happy, Christmas, once again

  2. O Holy Night

    O Holy Night

    Oh holy night!
    The stars are brightly shining
    It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!
    Long lay the world in sin and error pining
    Till he appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
    A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
    For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!

    Fall on your knees
    Oh hear the angel voices
    Oh night divine
    Oh night when Christ was born
    Oh night divine
    Oh night divine

    Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming
    With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand
    So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming
    Here come the wise men from Orient land
    The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger
    In all our trials born to be our friend.

    Truly He taught us to love one another
    His law is love and His gospel is peace
    Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
    And in His name all oppression shall cease
    Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
    Let all within us praise His holy name.

  3. The Christmas Song

    The Christmas Song

    Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
    Jack Frost nipping at your nose
    Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir
    And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

    Everybody knows a turkey
    and some mistletoe
    Help to make the season bright
    Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
    Will find it hard to sleep tonight.

    They know that Santa’s on his way
    He’s loaded lots of toys
    and goodies on his sleigh
    And every mother’s child is gonna spy
    To see if reindeer
    really know how to fly.

    And so I’m offering this simple phrase
    To kids from one to ninety-two
    Although it’s been said
    many times, many ways
    Merry Christmas to you.

  4. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

    Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

    Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
    But the fire is so delightful,
    And since we’ve no place to go,
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

    It doesn’t show signs of stopping,
    And I brought some corn for popping;
    The lights are turned way down low,
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

    When we finally say good night,
    How I’ll hate going out in the storm;
    But if you really hold me tight,
    All the way home I’ll be warm.

    The fire is slowly dying,
    And, my dear, we’re still good-bye-ing,
    But as long as you love me so.
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

  5. White Christmas

    White Christmas

    I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
    Just like the ones I used to know
    Where the treetops glisten
    and children listen
    To hear sleigh bells in the snow.

    I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
    With every Christmas card I write
    May your days be merry and bright
    And may all your Christmases be white.

    I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
    With every Christmas card I write
    May your days be merry and bright
    And may all your Christmases be white.

  6. Such A Night

    Such A Night

    Twas the night before Christmas all white with snow
    I was lying back waiting for my baby to show
    I was searching my mind for the right things to say
    ‘Cause she had to leave the very next day
    When out on the driveway I heard such a clatter
    I dimmed all the lights and put on Clyde McPhatter
    And she came to the doorway and she gave me a kiss
    And the rest of the night went something like this…..

    It was a night
    Oo what a night it was, it really was
    Such a night
    The moon was bright
    Oo how bright it was, it really was
    Such a night
    The night was alive
    With the stars above
    Oo when she kissed
    I had to fall in love.

    Oo it was a kiss
    Oo what a kiss it was, it really was
    Such a kiss
    How she could kiss!
    Oo what a kiss it was, it really was
    Such a kiss
    Just the thought of her lips sets me afire
    I reminisce, I’m filled with desire.

    And I gave my heart to her in sweet surrender (doo wah, doo wah)
    Oh how I remember! (doo wah, doo wah)
    I’ll always remember…(doo wah, doo wah)

    Oo that night
    Oo what a night it was, it really was
    Such a night
    Came the dawn
    And my heart and her love and the night were gone
    But I know I’ll never forget her kiss in the moonlight
    Oo such a kiss
    Oo such a night

    And I gave my heart to her in sweet surrender (doo wah, doo wah)
    Oh how I remember! (doo wah, doo wah)
    I’ll always remember (doo wah, doo wah)

    Oo that night
    Oo what a night it was, it really was
    Such a night
    Came the dawn
    And my heart and her love and the night were gone
    But I know I’ll never forget her kiss in the moonlight
    Oo such a kiss
    Oo such a night

    Well it’s now Christmas morning And my baby’s gone
    So I light up the tree And turn the radio on
    I sit down in my chair And let out a sigh
    I sang Away in a Manager and Angels on High
    Now my family and friends will soon knock on my door
    So I’ll say Merry CHristmas to you and to yours
    May your days be cheerful and your burdens be light
    Oh but mostly I wish everyone Such a Night

    Now she’s gone, gone, gone
    Yeah she’s gone, gone, gone
    And the dawn, dawn, dawn
    And the night was gone
    And my heart was gone
    And her love was gone
    And before the dawn
    Oh oh oh
    Such a night!!

  7. O Little Town Of Bethlehem

    O Little Town Of Bethlehem

    Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie
    Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by
    Yet in they dark streets shineth, the everlasting light
    The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

    For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above
    While mortals sleep the angels keep their watch of wondering love
    Oh morning stars together, proclaim the holy birth.
    And praises sing to God the king, and peace to men on earth.

    How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is given
    So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of his heaven
    No ear may hear his coming, but in this world of sin
    Where meek souls will receive him still, the dear Christ enters in.

    Oh holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us we pray
    Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today
    We hear the Christmas angels, the great glad tidings tell
    O come to us, abide with us, our lord Emanuel.

  8. Silent Night

    Silent Night

    Silent night, holy night!
    All is calm, all is bright.
    Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
    Holy infant so tender and mild,
    Sleep in heavenly peace,
    Sleep in heavenly peace.

    Silent night, holy night!
    Shepherds quake at the sight.
    Glories stream from heaven afar
    Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
    Christ the Savior is born!
    Christ the Savior is born.
    Silent night, holy night!
    Son of God love’s pure light.
    Radiant beams from Thy holy face
    With dawn of redeeming grace,
    Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.
    Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.

  9. Louisiana Christmas Day

    Louisiana Christmas Day

    I’m a family man
    I wasn’t born to roam
    But it seems like every Christmas time
    It makes me farther from my home
    I love singin’ my song, but it get’s me down
    To hang my stockin’ in some hotel
    When the fat man comes to town

    But, it’s alright, it’s gonna to be okay
    This year I’ll be home come a Louisiana Christmas day
    Oh, mama, I’m gonna find a way
    Your little boy comin’ on home to the Louisiana Christmas day

    Way up in the bayou there won’t be snow
    But my friends all envite my ‘round
    For a Christmas fay do-do
    I’m gonna hop a plane or use my thumb
    But you best believe I’ll be ‘round that tree
    When Christmas morning comes

    Oooh, it’s alright, it’s gonna to be okay
    Your little boy comin’ on home to the Louisiana Christmas day
    Your little boy comin’ on home to the Louisiana Christmas day

    But, it’s alright (alright)
    It’s gonna be okay (gonna be okay)
    I’ll be home (I’ll be home)
    Come a Louisiana Christmas day
    Oh, mama (mama), I’m gonna find a way (gonna find a way)
    Yeah, I’ll be home (I’ll be home)
    Come a Louisiana Christmas day

    It’s gonna be alright (alright)
    It’s gonna be okay (gonna be okay)
    I’ll be home (I’ll be home)
    Come a Louisiana Christmas day
    Oh, mama (mama), I’m gonna find a way (gonna find a way)
    Yeah, I’ll be home (I’ll be home)
    For the Louisiana Christmas day

  10. The Star Carol

    The Star Carol

    Long years ago, on a deep winter night.
    High in the heavens, a star shone bright.
    While in the manger, a wee baby lay.
    Sweetly asleep, on a bed of hay.

    Jesus our lord, was that baby so small.
    Lay down to sleep, in a humble stall.
    Then came the star, and it stood over head.
    Shedding its light, ’round his little head.

    Dear baby Jesus, how tiny thou art.
    I’ll make a place, for thee in my heart.
    And when the stars, in the heavens I see.
    Ever and always, I’d think of thee…

  11. The Bells of St. Mary’s

    The Bells of St. Mary’s

    I’ll never hear the bells if you leave me
    I’ll never hear the bells
    I’ll never hear the bells if you leave me
    I’ll never hear the bells

    Do you hear what I hear
    Your lips are kissing mine
    Can you hear the bells darling
    Can you hear them when I’m kissing you

    What do I have to do to make you feel the tingling too
    Can you hear the bells darling
    Can you hear them when I’m kissing you

    Oh yeah
    Oh, I hear the bells, ringing in my ear
    Tell me do you love me, do you love me, do you love me, do you love me like I love you

    Oh, it’s one thing that I want you to remember
    If you ever leave me I believe I’ll go insane
    And I’ll never hear the bells again
    No, I’ll never hear the bells again
    No, I’ll never hear the bells again