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#91203 - 11/15/10 08:31 AM [User Showcase] Christmas Contest Song- Under the Christmas Tree by Michee
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George Nelson Offline
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Hi all,

I have written a Christmas song for a bit of fun.

Here it is:- Under the Christmas Tree

Here's the information about the song (Lyrics further down)
Key=C , Tempo 140, Length (m:s)=2:38
Soloist is saved with the song : BlueGrass Swing Fiddle (210)
Style is _MEDCWLZ.STY (Country Waltz w 3 Guits (110 RS))
Style MIDI Instruments are :
RealTracks in style: 777:Bass, Acoustic, PopWaltz Ev 085 (A:simple)
RealTracks in style: 828:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Country Waltz Sw 110
RealTracks in style: ~~825:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Country Waltz Sw 140
RealTracks in style: ~~823:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Country Waltz Sw 140
RealDrums in Style: NashClassicWaltzSw^2-HHSdSt,HHSn
RT1125:Fiddle, Background CountryWaltz Sw 110
RT1144:Fiddle, Background BluegrassWaltz Ev 140 (Outside)
RT1110:Mandolin, Rhythm BluegrassWaltz Ev 140
RT1127:Pedal Steel, Rhythm CountryWaltz Sw 110

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Here's the lyrics
Here I am sitting alone
Watching the world pass me by
But wait just one moment
What do I see coming across the sky

It's Rudolf with his red nose bright
What a wonderful sight
Shining the way for Santa Claus
He'll be here soon tonight


Santa Claus is coming you see
With lots of presents for you and for me
Under the Christmas tree he'll place some socks
But the best is Band In A Box

Instrumental

Santa Claus is coming you see
With lots of presents for you and for me
Under the Christmas tree he'll place some socks
But the best is Band In A Box

It's snowing outside on this cold Christmas night
But Santa is wrapped up just fine
He's had lots to eat everyone that he meets
Offers him a glass of mulled wine

Santa Claus is coming you see
With lots of presents for you and for me
Under the Christmas tree he'll place some socks
But the best is Band In A Box
But the best is Band In A Box

Let me know what you think

Best regards
Michee
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#91204 - 11/15/10 10:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Contest Song- Under the Christmas Tree by Michee [Re: George Nelson]
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Ian Fraser Offline
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Hey Michee - really good one. I'll let the better ears critique what they will.

I just like the song - got a chuckle or two - well done. It's hard to write a carefree feeling Christmas song and you've done it.
Thanks for including the lyric as always.
A+

Cheers - Ian


Edited by Ian Fraser (11/15/10 10:56 AM)
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#91205 - 11/16/10 09:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Contest Song- Under the Christmas Tree by Michee [Re: Ian Fraser]
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Michee,
This was a lot of fun - great song and arrangement. Very good vocals too!

Bob
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#91206 - 11/17/10 10:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Contest Song- Under the Christmas Tree by Michee [Re: Ian Fraser]
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George Nelson Offline
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Hi Ian,

Yes it was just a bit of fun.
Well that's what music is isn't it,fun.

Thanks for taking a listen.

Best regards
Michee
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#91207 - 11/17/10 10:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Contest Song- Under the Christmas Tree by Michee [Re: rsdean]
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George Nelson Offline
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Hi Bob,

Thank you for your nice comments.

Best regards
Michee
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#91208 - 11/20/10 02:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Contest Song- Under the Christmas Tree by Michee [Re: George Nelson]
Registered: 12/27/03
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Loc: Hamlin NY
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WOW this is great. I liked your vocals on this. The backing tracks were spot on. The Band-in-a-Box line was a spark of genius!

It nitpick I didn’t like the ending, but I know how hard they can be. I hope PGMusic come up with better RT endings soon.

A new Christmas Classic!
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#91209 - 11/21/10 05:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Contest Song- Under the Christmas Tree by Michee [Re: MarioD]
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George Nelson Offline
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Hi Mario,

Thanks for taking a listen and your nice comments.
I have to agree about the ending but, I can live with that.
It was just a bit of fun, well to me it was

Best regards
Michee
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#91210 - 11/21/10 06:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Contest Song- Under the Christmas Tree by Michee [Re: George Nelson]
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Hi Michee,

You made me smile. Maybe someone in your family will get the hint You're really getting exceptionally good at writing, performing and mixing songs; each one just seems to keep on getting better and better. Like Mario, I thought the instrumental was an excellent fit. This effort is a real credit to you.

Regards,
Noel
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#91211 - 11/21/10 04:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Contest Song- Under the Christmas Tree by Michee [Re: Noel96]
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George Nelson Offline
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Hi Noel,

Quote:

You made me smile. Maybe someone in your family will get the hint




I wish...

I think I will have to buy myself a gift at Christmas (wonder what that will be )

Thank you for your nice comments.

Best regards
Michee
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#91212 - 11/28/10 06:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Contest Song- Under the Christmas Tree by Michee [Re: George Nelson]
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Been away a while Michee, but good stuff, seems you got talent also LOL
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#91213 - 11/28/10 02:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Contest Song- Under the Christmas Tree by Michee [Re: gibson]
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George Nelson Offline
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Hi gibson,

Welcome back.
Ha Ha......Any more talent contests for you?
Thanks for taking a listen.

Best regards
Michee
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#91214 - 11/28/10 07:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Contest Song- Under the Christmas Tree by Michee [Re: George Nelson]
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More than a bit of fun--that was a lot of fun. Really good in all departments.

Jim
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#91215 - 11/29/10 03:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Contest Song- Under the Christmas Tree by Michee [Re: jim111]
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George Nelson Offline
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Hi Jim,
Thanks for taking a listen.
It was fun to do and tongue in cheek

Best regards
Michee
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