#02973
Christmas Comes But Once A Year (Fine Crowd)
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On the road the frost is glistenin',
people stream from midnight mass,
Friendly candles glow in windows,
strangers greet you as you pass;
Home again to the laden table,
ham and goose and pints of beer,
Whiskey handed 'round in tumblers,
Christmas comes but once a year.

Puddings made with eggs and treakles,
seeded raisins and ground suet,
Save the bread crumbs and mixed spices,
grated rind and plenty fruit;
Cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg,
porter, brandy and old ale,
Don't forget the wine and whiskey,
Christmas comes but once a year.

Women fussing in the kitchen,
layin' the food on every plate,
Men are patient in the hallway
gulpin' porter while they wait;
Who cares if it pours tomorrow,
now's the time to spread good cheer,
Pass the punch around the table,
Christmas comes but once a year.

Home again to the laden table,
ham and goose and pints of beer,
Whiskey handed 'round in tumblers,
Christmas comes but once a year.

####.... Seamus McGrath ....####
This song is a shortened variant of Seamus McGrath's song Christmas In Carrick.

This variant recorded by Fine Crowd on Christmas compilation albums by various artists (Christmas In The Harbour, trk#8, 1998, First City Productions, Inc, St John's, NL, produced by Gary O'Driscoll); and (An Outport Christmas, trk#4, 2007).


See more songs by Fine Crowd.

A variant was also recorded as Christmas In Carrick by the Clancy Brothers (The Clancy Brothers Christmas, trk#6, 1993, Sony Music Entertainment audio cassette; and 1995, Sony Music Entertainment audio CD).

See more songs by the Clancy Brothers.


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