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Hello Mom And Dad (We're Coming Home For Christmas) MIDI, tabs, video
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Hello, Mom and Dad, we're coming home for Christmas,
It's been a long long time
and we know that you have missed us;
Likewise, I'm sure, we couldn't miss you more,
a new born child is with us,
Hello, Mom and Dad, we're coming home for Christmas.

Excursion fares always disappear,
just when you need them the most,
I guess everybody's going home
from the west down to the east coast;
It's a five day drive, I'm drinking Five-Alive
and black coffee from a thermos,
So, hello, Mom and Dad, we're coming home for Christmas.

Hello, Mom and Dad, we're coming home for Christmas,
It's been a long long time
and we know that you have missed us;
Likewise, I'm sure, we couldn't miss you more,
a new born child is with us,
Hello, Mom and Dad, we're coming home for Christmas.

I guess all the boys and the girls, too,
are coming with their kids,
Turkey dinner while we reminisce
all the crazy things we did;
I sometimes wonder how you and Dad
tolerated all our badness,
So, hello, Mom and Dad, we're coming home for Christmas.

Hello, Mom and Dad, we're coming home for Christmas,
It's been a long long time
and we know that you have missed us;
Likewise, I'm sure, we couldn't miss you more,
a new born child is with us,
Hello, Mom and Dad, we're coming home for Christmas.

Hello, Mom and Dad, we're coming home for Christmas,
It's been a long long time
and we know that you have missed us;
Likewise, I'm sure, we couldn't miss you more,
a new born child is with us,
Hello, Mom and Dad, we're coming home for Christmas.

####.... A Frank Willis (Mummers Night In Oshawa © 2000. Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved.) ....####
See more songs by A Frank Willis.

See more Christmas songs from NFLD.

A Frank Willis' story behind the song:

"This song was written in 1983 on the TCH (Trans-Canada Highway) somewhere in Saskatchewan, as a result of a phone call to my mom in Newfoundland. When my cousins Shawn and Perry Wiseman, who were performing in Alberta at the time, came to visit me in Edmonton, I played the song for them and they both recognized immediately that it was going to be a hit. Actually, they were the very first two people to hear the song.

"Considering the fact that it was too late to go into a studio and have the song released for the 1983 Christmas season, the three of us got together and recorded a demo of it. I sent a copy of the demo to a friend, who was a DJ with VOCM Radio, St John's, for his opinion, and he actually sneaked in a few spins of the demo in the last few days of the season and they received quite a positive reaction.

"In 1984, armed with one of Toronto's best producers Albert MacDonald, Shawn, Perry and I collaborated again at Kinck Sound Studio in Toronto and recorded the full production as you know it today.

"The musicians were Albert MacDonald: classical guitar and programmed Oberheim drum machine; Brian Baron: mandolin; John Dustan: piano; Gene Falbo: bass; and last but not least, The Wiseman Brothers (Shawn and Perry): background vocals.

"The song was released for Christmas of 1984 and went to No.1 immediately. In 2006, 24 years later, it was number two following my friends Simani's Any Mummers Allowed In. It is always fun to compete with friends.

"Although a quarter century old, Hello Mom And Dad (We're Coming Home For Christmas) still continues to touch thousands of Newfoundlanders who cannot be home for Christmas or have loved ones away that they miss very much. I am very proud that I have written a song that touches so many people.

"Thank you for helping keep Hello Mom And Dad one of the top five Christmas songs year after year and for your continued support for years to come.

"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all."

Sincerely,
A Frank Willis

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(D) Hello, Mom and Dad, we're (Em) coming home for Christmas,
It's (A) been a long long time
and we (G) know that you have (D) missed us;
Likewise, I'm sure, we couldn't miss you more,
a (Em) new born child is with us,
(A) Hello, Mom and Dad, we're (G) coming home for (D) Christmas.

Excursion fares always disappear,
just (Em) when you need them the most,
I guess (A) everybody's going home
from the (G) west down to the east(D) coast;
It's a five day drive, I'm drinking Five-Alive
and black (Em) coffee from a thermos,
So, (A) Hello Mom and Dad, we're (G) coming home for (D) Christmas.

(D) Hello, Mom and Dad, we're (Em) coming home for Christmas,
It's (A) been a long long time
and we (G) know that you have (D) missed us;
Likewise, I'm sure, we couldn't miss you more,
a (Em) new born child is with us,
(A) Hello, Mom and Dad, we're (G) coming home for (D) Christmas.

Go from (D) to (B) then modulate to (E) ....

(E) I guess all the boys and the girls, too,
are (GbM) coming with their kids,
(B) Turkey dinner while we reminisce
all the (A) crazy things we (E) did;
I sometimes wonder how you and Dad
(GbM) tolerated all our badness,
So (B) hello, Mom and Dad, we're (A) coming home for (E) Christmas.

Go from (E) to (Db) then modulate to (Gb) ....

(Gb) Hello, Mom and Dad, we're (AbM) coming home for Christmas,
It's (Db) been a long long time
and we (B) know that you have( Gb) missed us;
Likewise, I'm sure, we couldn't miss you more,
a (AbM) new born child is with us,
(Db) Hello, Mom and Dad, we're (B) coming home for (E) Christmas.

[Repeat chorus and fade out]

~ Chords contributed by A Frank Willis ~


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