The journey of the Angels

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
Somewhere
in a winter night
the angels
begin their flight;
dark skies
with miles to go,
no footsteps
to be lost in snow.

They fly to you
Oh, new-born king
They fly to you
Oh, angels sing

one is sorrow
one is peace
one will come
to give you sleep
one is comfort
one is grief
one will take
the tears you weep

New star
in a midnight sky
in heaven
all the angels fly
soft wings so true
and all things
they will give to you

Somewhere
in a winter night
the angels
begin their flight

Tonight
all sing
Oh, angels,
a new-born king
Tonight
all sing
Oh, angels
a new-born king
Copyright ©2008 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

White is in the winter night

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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Have you seen the mistletoe?
It fills the night with kisses.
Have you seen the bright new star?
It fills your heart with wishes.
Have you seen the candlelight?
It shines from every window.
Have you seen the moon above?
It lights the sky in silver.

Green is in the mistletoe
and red is in the holly,
silver in the stars above
that shine on everybody.
Gold is in the candlelight and
crimson in the embers.
White is in the winter night
that everyone remembers.

Have you heard the boys all sigh
when all the girls are skating?
Have you heard the sweethearts cry
for all this time they’re waiting?

Green is in the mistletoe
and red is in the holly,
silver in the stars above
that shine on everybody.
Gold is in the candlelight and
crimson in the embers.
White is in the winter night
that everyone remembers.

Have you seen the children playing? Tiny hands are frozen!
Have you seen them hurry home when suddenly it’s snowing!

Green is in the mistletoe
and red is in the holly,
silver in the stars above
that shine on everybody.
Gold is in the candlelight and
crimson in the embers.
White is in the winter night
that everyone remembers.

Have you heard the bells are ringing,
ringing out their story?
Have you heard the choir singing?
Glory! Glory! Glory!
Copyright ©2008 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Traditional
[top]
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
to free your captive Israel
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the son of god appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice! O Israel
to you shall come Emmanuel.

O veni, veni Emmanuel,
Captivum solve Israel,
Qui gemit in exilio,
Privates Dei Filio.

Gaude!  Gaude! Emmanuel
nascetur pro te, Israel.

Gaude! Gaude!
Gaude! Gaude!
Gaude! Gaude!
Gaude! Gaude!

Gaude!  Gaude! Emmanuel
nascetur pro te, Israel.

Gaude!  Gaude! Emmanuel
nascetur pro te, Israel.
Copyright ©2008 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Trains and winter rains

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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City streets    passing by
Underneath   stormy skies

Neon signs    in the night
Red and blue   city lights
Cargo trains rolling by
Once again   someone cries

Trains and winter rains
No going back   no going home
Trains across the plains
And in the sky     a star alone

Every time     it’s the same
One more night   one more train
Everywhere    empty roads
Where they go no-one knows

Trains and winter rains
No going back   no going home
Trains across the plains
And in the sky     a star alone
Trains and winter rains
No going back   no going home
Trains across the plains
And in the sky     a star alone

Trains and winter rains
No going back   no going home
Trains across the plains
And in the sky     a star alone
Trains and winter rains
No going back   no going home
Trains across the plains
And in the sky     a star alone
Copyright ©2008 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Dreams are more precious

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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Come!   See!   High above.
Come!   See!   High in the heavens
a  new  star  shining bright;
out of the darkness comes a light.

Come!  Hear midnight chimes.
Come!  Hear bells that are ringing
and  from  some distant shore
sounds of a journey echo on.

This is the night,
they say,
everyone wants a dream.
This is the night,
they say,
nothing is as it seems.

Come!   Sleep!  Close your eyes.
Come!   Sleep!  Give me your sorrow
and I’ll keep watch for you
until the dawn is breaking through,
until the morning wakens you.

Come!   Dream through the night.
Come!   Dream, and then tomorrow
you’ll   see   your   heart will know
dreams are more precious than gold.
Dreams are more precious than gold.
Dreams are more precious than gold.
Copyright ©2008 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Last time by moonlight

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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The winter sky above us
was shining
in moonlight,
And everywhere around us
the silence
of midnight.
And we had gathered snowflakes;
remember
the soft light
of starlight on snow.

Oooh, remember this,
for no-one knows
the way love goes.
Oooh, remember this,
for no-one knows
the way life goes.

We walked the road together
one last time
by moonlight,
as underneath the heavens
the slow chimes
at midnight,
but nothing is forever
not even
the starlight
at midnight
not even
the moonlight...

Oooh, remember this,
for no-one knows
the way love goes.
Oooh, remember this,
for no-one knows
the way life goes.
Copyright ©2008 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

One toy soldier

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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One toy soldier stands alone
with his drum down by his side
One toy soldier on his own
with his drum to keep the time
He keeps the beat
of marching feet
He keeps the beat so true
He's one small toy
for one small boy
but his heart is oh, so blue.

Who can mend my broken drum?
Will it be as good as new?
I must play when morning comes.
If I don't, what shall I do?
He keeps the beat
of marching feet
He keeps the beat inside
while children sleep
in dreams so deep
there's a secret he must hide.

For he keeps the beat
of marching feet
He keeps the beat so true
He wants to sing
and hopes to bring
Happy holidays to you.

He keeps the beat
of marching feet
He keeps the beat inside
Someone has come
To mend his drum
Now his heart lights up with pride.

So, he keeps the beat
of marching feet
He keeps the beat so true
When morning comes
He plays his drum
Happy holidays to you!  Happy holidays to you!
Happy holidays to you!  Happy holidays to you!
Holidays are here again.  Holidays are here again. Holidays are here again.  Holidays are here again.
Copyright ©2008 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Stars and midnight blue

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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Memories we share together
Moments no one else can know
I will keep them close to me
Never let them go

Once you filled my hands with roses
Then you  gave your heart to me
When a kiss had followed this
Love was meant to be

Time goes by
And the snow is drifting
Slowly in the sky
Cold, cold night
As you lie beside me
I can hear your heartbeat

You have lost yourself in dreaming
I have lost myself in you
Now we lie beneath the sky
Stars and midnight blue

Stars and midnight blue
Copyright ©2008 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

The Spirit of Christmas Past

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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When tears are in your eyes	
It's time to look inside
Your heart can find another way                        

Believe in what I say-                                                                      
Don't throw this time away                                                                 
Tomorrow will be Christmas day
                                

Christmas day

So let the shadows go
and drift away like snow
Tomorrow will be Christmas Day
Tomorrow will be Christmas Day

So dream until the night
Becomes the morning light
Tomorrow will be Christmas Day
Tomorrow will be Christmas Day
Copyright ©2008 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

My! My! Time Flies!

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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My! My!  Time Flies!   One step and we're on the moon
                                      Next step into the stars
My! My!  Time flies!    Maybe we could be there soon
                                      A one-way ticket to mars



My! My!  Time Flies!   A man underneath a tree
                                      An apple falls on his head
My! My!  Time Flies!   A man wrote a symphony
                                      It's 1812



My! My!  Time Flies!  Four guys across Abbey Road
                                     One forgot to wear shoes
My! My!  Time Flies!  A rap on a rhapsody
                                     A king who's still in the news
                                     A king to sing you the blues



My! My! Time flies!    A man in a winter sleigh
                                     White white white as the snow
My! My! Time flies!    A new day is on its way
                                     So let's let yesterday go
                                     Could be we step out again
                                     Could be tomorrow but then
                                     Could be 2010
Copyright ©2008 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Oíche chiúin

Traditional
[top]
Oíche chiúin, oíche Mhic Dé,
Cach 'na suan, dís araon,
Dís is dílse 'faire le spéis,
Naíon beag gnaoigheal ceananntais caomh,
Críost, 'na chodhladh go seimh,
Críost, 'na chodhladh go seimh.


Oíche chiúin, oíche Mhic Dé,
Aoirí ar dtús chuala 'n scéal,
Allelúia aingeal ag glaoch,
Cantain suairc i ngar is i gcein,
Críost an Slánaitheoir Fein,
Críost an Slánaitheoir Fein.


Oíche chiúin, oíche Mhic De,
Cach 'na suan, dís araon,
Dis is dílse 'faire le spéis,
Naion beag gnaoigheal ceananntais caomh,
Críost, 'na chodhladh go seimh,
Críost, 'na chodhladh go seimh.
Copyright ©2008 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

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