Christmas is With Us (Tá An Nollaig Linn)

by Enda Reilly

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1.
Getting Close To Christmas With each flake of snow that melts on my window We’re getting close to Christmas 12 With each gift wrapped, each lip chapped We’re getting close to Christmas 11 For every door ajar on the advent calendar ‘ getting close to Christmas 10 (We’re getting close to Christmas) With all that Fedex, Amazon UPS We’re getting close to Christmas 9 (We’re getting close to Christmas) Even though I’ve seen Christmases galore Somehow I’m more excited than I’ve ever been before We’re Getting Close To Christmas We’re Getting Close To Christmas For each call or zoom, Every festive tune We’re getting close to Christmas 8 (We’re getting close to Christmas) Every recipe shared every neighbour who cares We’re getting close to Christmas 7 (We’re getting close to Christmas) For all the front liners and all the isolators We’re getting close to Christmas 6 (We’re getting close to Christmas) Some of you might think Christmas is a bore but Somehow I’m more excited than I’ve ever been before We’re Getting Close To Christmas We’re Getting Close To Christmas For each excited child who yearns to run wild We’re getting close to Christmas 5 (We’re getting close to Christmas) Though this year was crazy I think that just maybe We’re getting close to Christmas 4 (We’re getting close to Christmas) Some of you might think Christmas is a bore but Somehow I’m more excited than I’ve ever been before We’re Getting Close To Christmas3 We’re Getting Close To Christmas2 We’re Getting Close To Christmas1 We’re Getting Close To Christmas
2.
It’s Christmas Eve It’s Christmas Eve The day before Christmas What’ll I get on my wish list? Wait and see! It’s Christmas Eve The night before showtime Santa’s on overtime But the elves party! It’s Christmas Christmas Eve! x2 It’s Christmas Eve A night full of such fun The night that the child comes Are you ready? Christmas Eve A day to meet old friends For coffee and Muffins Or a hot todee! It’s Christmas Christmas Eve! x2 It’s Christmas Eve The manger and stable Joseph Mary and Angels And a little baby It’s Christmas Eve Before the big dinners The night all us sinners Become absolvees It’s Christmas Christmas Eve! x2 It’s Christmas Eve The day before Chrimbo Catch a glimpse of the light show On the plasma Telly It’s Christmas Eve Don’t stay up too late We don’t want to tempt fate Now Do we? It’s Christmas Eve A few minutes from Xmiss I don’t wanna hex this So it’s bedtime for me (Good night from me!) It’s Christmas Christmas Eve! x2
3.
Tá an Nollaig Linn Tá an Nollaig Linn Tá 'n Nollaig Linn Bliain fhada a bhí againn Tá an Nollaig Linn Tá 'n Nollaig Linn Canaimís ós ard le gáire glinn Déan dearmad ar an bliain 'tá chaite an iargúltacht Is ceithre balla ' feadh lá amháin Bíodh muid buíoch S Creidimis i mbeagán draíocht Tá an Nollaig Linn Tá 'n Nollaig Linn Bliain fhada a bhí againn Tá an Nollaig Linn Tá 'n Nollaig Linn Canaimís ós ard le gáire glinn Trasna na dtonnta ' bhfad i gcéin Airím uaim sibh Mo léan mo léan Ach seo chugainn am speisialta Feicfidh mé sibh ar an bhfón Go rialta. Tá an Nollaig Linn Tá 'n Nollaig Linn Bliain fhada a bhí againn Tá an Nollaig Linn Tá 'n Nollaig Linn Canaimís ós ard le gáire glinn ' feadh lá amháin Bíodh muid buíoch S Creidimis i mbeagán draíocht Tá an Nollaig Linn Tá 'n Nollaig Linn Bliain fhada a bhí againn Tá an Nollaig Linn Tá 'n Nollaig Linn Canaimís ós ard le gáire glinn
4.
Christmas True I’m not sure I believe in christmas The story of Bethlehem The wise men the manger The coming of a saviour I kinda feel like a stranger But I know that you do Right from your foundations And I believe in you So I’ll join the celebrations Christmas Annie Christmas with you Is a Christmas Christmas True I’m not sure I believe in Christmas But I know it’s something good Like talking with a neighbour Doing a friend a favour Family time together But I know that you do Right from your foundations And I believe in you Let’s join the celebrations Christmas Annie Christmas with you Is a Christmas Christmas True And it’s easy to get cynical Cause it all got so comercial And I’m not sure if I believe But I know that you do Right from your foundations And I believe in you Let’s join the celebrations Christmas Annie Christmas with you Is a Christmas Christmas True
5.
Don oíche úd i mBeithil beidh tagairt faoi ghréin go brách, Don oíche úd i mBeithil gur tháinig an Briathar slán; Tá gríosghrua ar spéartha 's an talamh 'na chlúdach bán; Féach Íosagán sa chléibhín, 's an Mhaighdean 'Á dhiúl le grá Ar leacain lom an tsléibhe go nglacann na haoirí scáth Nuair in oscailt gheal na spéire tá teachtaire Dé ar fáil; Céad glóir anois don Athair sa bhFlaitheasa thuas go hard! Is feasta fós ar sa thalamh d'fheara dea-mhéin' siocháin! I sing of a night in Bethlehem A night as bright as dawn I sing of that night in Bethlehem The night the Word was born The skies are glowing gaily The earth in white is dressed See Jesus in the cradle Drink deep in His mother's breast And there on a lonely hillside The shepherds bow down in fear When the heavens open brightly And God's message rings out so clear Glory now to the Father In all the heavens high And peace to His friends on earth below Is all the angels cry
6.
Sing Your Joy Sing Your heart One word is all you need to make a start Sing it high Sing it low Sing all the Christmas Carols that you know 2000 years gone before us We’re not the first to join the chorus Sing Oh Holy Night and White Christmas The first Noel What child is this? Sing Your Joy Sing Your heart One word is all you need to make a start Sing it high Sing it low Sing all the Christmas Carols that you know And if you’re not a true believer Sing Louder tune the receiver Cause Chris Rea, Wham, Mariah and the Pogues, Are all back on my radio Sing Your Joy Sing Your heart One word is all you need to make a start Sing it high Sing it low Sing all the Christmas Carols that you know And if they say you’re totally tone deaf Make it up with more vocal heft! Sing silent Night and Hark the herald Oh little town - Joy to the World Sing Your Joy Sing Your heart One word is all you need to make a start Sing it high Sing it low Sing all the Christmas Carols that you know

about

Conceived, written, recorded and mastered by myself in 13 days in Dec 2020. I began to write the songs for this Christmas Album
in a hospital carpark (due to Covid restrictions) in Michigan as I was waiting for my wife's procedure to be completed.(All went well
and she is recovering!) So what brought on the Christmas Songs? It's been a few years since I wrote a Christmas Song, (Some of you
might remember Christmas Wings?), so in the back of my mind I guess I was looking for angles to tackle the subject. And then in
the course of a few days the concepts came out and were developed in the studio with overdubs etc. I wasn't sure if all five new
songs would make the cut but I'm proud of them all so I hope you like them. It's important for me to be as truthful as I can about
my beliefs and I didn't want to do a one dimensional Christmas album. As I mention in one song "I'm not sure if I believe in
Christmas" but that doesn't mean I can't join the chorus and enjoy this traditional celebration. I hope this collection of Christmas
songs gets you in the spirit of Christmas and makes you think about your connection with it.

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released December 16, 2020

All songs by Enda Reilly except Don Oíche Úd i mBeithil trad. Arr Reilly.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Enda Reilly Dec 2020

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Enda Reilly Plymouth, Michigan

Enda Reilly is a folk singer, songwriter and guitarist drawing influences from the likes of Christy Moore, John Martyn, Nick Drake and Dick Gaughan.
Rooted in the past with songs that strive for a better future, Enda Reilly’s work invites you to see the world from his varied and unique perspective through each new song.
Original songs in Irish and English, WB Yeats' poetry and collaborations.
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