Tuesday, December 3, 2013

C is for "Come and I Will Sing You" by Great Big Sea

Today in my A to Z trip through December, we are on C! To check out the earlier posts, click here!

One of my favorite Canadian bands is Great Big Sea.  If you haven't heard of them, you should check them out!  They are a folk-rock band from Newfoundland.  I've seen them live several times and they always put on a great show and I can't put a number to how many times I've listened to their albums over and over and over...  The video I've posted below is of them performing Come and I Will Sing You, which is one of the songs from their The Hard and The Easy album. It reminds me, in some ways, of the Twelve Days of Christmas, and I always like listening to it at Christmas time. According to Wikipedia (the source of all internet wisdom), this song has been sung as a Christmas carol since the mid-1800's, though the lyrics noted on Wikipedia are slightly different from the Great Big Sea version.

I hope you enjoy it!




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Which rock band do you think did a great Christmas recording?

6 comments:

maeclair.net said...

What a cool song! I love folk rock music but had never heard of Great Big Sea. And you are so right...it does remind me of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Thanks for sharing this. I'm off to follow your link for Great Big Sea! :)

Diana Cranstoun said...

What a great song and video - especially outdoors with the snow! Thanks for posting!

patonlorraine said...

Mae - I hope you enjoy their site! I love their songs! :)

patonlorraine said...

Diana - They look cold out in the snow, don't they? LOL. But it does seem appropriate. :)

patonlorraine said...

Mae - They also have quite a few traditional sea / sailor songs (particularly in their earlier albums), so with your interest in nautical things, you might find those interesting, too!

marymforbes said...

Thanks Lorraine. I had never heard of them either. Now I have. :-)