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Breaking Up Christmas

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Size: 2,341kb, uploaded 12/22/2013 2:31:48 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Merry Christmas! Learned this at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. Used G tuning here, but capo up 2 and play it in A if you're with a fiddle. Tab is in Brad Leftwich's Round Peak Clawhammer book. Lyrics I use: Hooray Jake and hooray John Breaking up Christmas all night long Way back yonder, a long time ago The old folks danced the do-si-do Way back yonder, alongside the creek I seen Santa Claus a-washin' his feet Santa Claus come, done and gone Breaking up Christmas all night long

2 comments on “Breaking Up Christmas”

rgoad Says:
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 @9:43:41 AM

I am impressed that you can sing and play. I am so uncoordinated I have to play between heartbeats.

Mary Schons Says:
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 @10:08:05 AM

Rgoad, thank you for the compliment! I used to not care for singing & playing (I was weird), but now I prefer to learn songs where I can do just that.

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