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« on: December 23, 2011, 04:22:00 PM »

Here is a song about Christmas from Jackson Browne. I am not a "heathen or a pagan", actually I am a believer. But I admit I like this song. If you hear it David Lindley does an excellent job on the Viola. I have this song on his first compilation album called "The next voice you hear".

Well they call him by the prince of peace
And they call him by the savior
And they pray to him upon the seas
And in every bold endeavor
As they fill his churches with their pride and gold
And their faith in him increases
But they've turned the nature that I worshiped in
From a temple to a robber's den
In the words of the rebel Jesus

We guard our world with locks and guns
And we guard our fine possessions
And once a year when Christmas comes
We give to our relations
And perhaps we give a little to the poor
If the generosity should seize us
But if any one of us should interfere
In the business of why they are poor
They get the same as the rebel Jesus

But please forgive me if I seem
To take the tone of judgment
For I've no wish to come between
This day and your enjoyment
In this life of hardship and of earthly toil
We have need for anything that frees us
So I bid you pleasure
And I bid you cheer
From a heathen and a pagan
On the side of the rebel Jesus.

   I'll search for a link to this on you tube.
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Too many guitars... But I keep thinking one more may just do it.
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011, 05:43:39 PM »

   Here is a link to the recording.      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYbUVJJm2ZU    David Lindley excels as usual.
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Too many guitars... But I keep thinking one more may just do it.
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