A Davis Family Christmas (2013)

by Ian McLellan Davis

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Merry Christmas to all!

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released December 25, 2013

katie vogel - vocals
kris nolte - vocals
ross edwards - vocals
maria johnson - flute
aleks karjaka - clarinet/bass clarinet
andrew mulherkar - tenor saxophone
jonah parzen-johnson - baritone saxophone
zubin hensler - trumpet
riley mulherkar - trumpet
rebekah durham - violin
ali jones - cello
jesse kranzler - guitar
jason burger - percussion
ian mclellan davis - everything else

special thanks to tom tierney and jacob blumberg for the loaning of equipment

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Track Name: DFC 2013 Intro
come, christmas time come
light up the old tannenbaum
silicon joy for each girl and each boy
but that ain't the point at all
for christmas is a time when we
can reflect on how we came to be
and sit and talk with the ones we love
round a glowing christmas tree
Track Name: Gabriella
in the summer of 2005
i was off at music camp
but my father drove up so that i
could meet my new baby sister who was
just a tot she couldn't speak, could barely
walk but look who she's become
over time
she's the sweetest you'll find she
cares for others but takes
time alone to play with her characters
she's been known not to go with the flow
but that's good
because it shows that she has
and will always march to a beat of her own
Track Name: Alex
My brother and I
walking in Cobble Hill at night

My brother and me
running to Greenwood Cemetery

My brother and I
sitting in Bartel Pritchard square

Little brother of mine
take in Brooklyn one slice at a time
Track Name: Clara
I've seen a red flag over rice fields
flapping in a dusky red sky
but I've never seen a redhead in old Shanghai

I've seen a red pagoda built high
up above a red clay ground
but I've never seen a redhead in Shanghai town

I've seen a red jungle gym with a red slide
I tried to Google-search red but my access was denied
I've seen a red, skinned rabbit hanging from a red hook
next to a Coca-Cola sign and a little red book

Yeah I've seen nearly every spot of red across the PRC
save for a redhead on the Shanghai
redhead on the Shanghai
redhead on the Shanghai scene.
Track Name: Katherine
Katherine Carroll my
eldest sister I
would like to let you know
that Katherine Carroll you
care what others do
and help them as they grow

Prince Charles and the royal family
and Pope Francis and the whole of the holy city
they've got nothing on my sister Katherine

so Katherine Carroll we
ought to thankful be
for the lives we've got
Katherine Carroll go
and travel 'round the globe
i'll keep you in my thoughts
Track Name: DFC 2013 Outro
so now christmas has come and gone
lights and mistletoe down they come
back to work and back to school
each and all
back to every day life
but there's no cause to be sad
nor to long for what has passed
we must look towards what the new year will bring us
so goodbye christmas time
now we're through
health and happiness to yours and you