Merry Christmas Dear Mother

Enjoy this new classic Christmas song.  This is a rough draft, powered by MIDI with stock orhchestral sounds from Apple.  Expect a professional recording this season or next.  Thanks for listening, and please feel free to download and/or share.  For my musically-inclined friends,  Click Here for a Leadsheet in the key of C.  Hit me up if you want a different key, and I’ll send it to you.

(lyrics below)

Merry Christmas Dear Mother

As we gather round the table with family once again,

we remember times forgotten as year draws to an end.

So I’d like to take a moment if you lend me an ear

To raise a glass and drink good health to you, sweet mother dear.

I remember building castles and falling out of trees

and throwing rocks at anthills and getting stung by bees.

you could cure a host of maladies with a band-aid and a smile,

Though I’m older now and grown I will always be your child.

Merry Christmas, merry christmas

merry christmas, merry christmas

dear mother to you

As I set off to wander the wilderness alone

I saw so many places but none that felt like home

in my youthful wide-eyed wonder I forgot to write or call

you watched and waited patiently as I explored it all.

And so my friends and neighbors and family far & wide,

and those that stand before us, and those on the other side,

if there’s a single toast upon which we can all agree:

“Thank you mother, you’re a saint for putting up with raising me.”

Merry Christmas, merry christmas

merry christmas, merry christmas

dear mother to you


2 comments on “Merry Christmas Dear Mother

  1. Reblogged this on Crisman. and commented:
    Need a good cry? Enjoy this holiday ballad so moving, it will drive your mother to drink (by Graham Richards).

  2. James Parker says:

    This song takes my heart and places it in my mother’s arms. Beautiful.

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