Jolly Old St. Nicholas (single)

by Make Phantoms

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Make Phantoms Christmas Single 2011

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released December 20, 2011

Barth T. Wooster - Lead and backing vocals, piano, keyboards, Mellotron, drums, percussion.

Mortimer Skarsgaard - Harmony vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, bass, additional keyboards.

Produced by Make Phantoms
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mark Strong @ Moonlit Sound Studios - Richmond, Virginia

Cover Photograph by Ashley Lester
Cover Design by Mark Strong

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Make Phantoms Richmond

Through the sounds of the spectrum of calming to harrowing harmonies, the idling of organs and buzz of synthesized sounds; across the vast landscape of echoing guitars and pianos; and under the spell of soul-shaking, percussive rhythms...they will make phantoms. ... more

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Track Name: Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Jolly old Saint Nicholas,
lean your ear this way!
Don't you tell a single soul
what I'm going to say:
Christmas Eve is coming soon;
now, you dear old man
Whisper what you'll bring to me;
tell me if you can.

When the clock is striking twelve,
when I'm fast asleep
Down the chimney, broad and black,
with your pack you'll creep
All the stockings you will find
hanging in a row
Mine will be the shortest one,
you'll be sure to know

Bobby wants a pair of skates,
Suzy wants a sled
Nellie wants a picture book,
yellow, blue, and red
Now I think I'll leave to you
what to give the rest
Choose for me, dear Santa Claus;
you will know the best.
Track Name: The First Noel (as told by C. Walken)
The First Noel, the Angels did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter's night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the East beyond them far
And to the earth it gave great light
And so it continued both day and night.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

And by the light of that same star
Three Wise men came from country far
To seek for a King was their intent
And to follow the star wherever it went.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

This star drew nigh to the northwest
O'er Bethlehem it took its rest
And there it did both Pause and stay
Right o'er the place where Jesus lay.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

Then entered in those Wise men three
Full reverently upon their knee
And offered there in His presence
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord
That hath made Heaven and earth of naught
And with his blood mankind has bought.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!