Friday, December 12, 2008

Mistletoe And Wine

Mistletoe and Wine is a popular single by Cliff Richard.
Written by Jeremy Paul, Leslie Stewart and Keith Strachan, it was originally performed by Twiggy in a TV musical based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl in 1986. Richard liked the song but wanted to change the lyrics to reflect a more religious theme, to which the writers agreed.

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Mistletoe And Wine

The child is a king, the carollers sing,

The old has passed, there's a new beginning.

Dreams of santa, dreams of snow,

Fingers numb, faces aglow.

Christmas time, mistletoe and wine

Children singing christian rhyme

With logs on the fire and gifts on the tree

A time for rejoicing in all that we see

A time for living, a time for believing

A time for trusting, not deceiving,

Love and laughter and joy ever after,

Ours for the taking, just follow the master.

Christmas time, mistletoe and wine

Children singing christian rhyme

With logs on the fire and gifts on the tree

A time for rejoicing in all that we see

A time for giving, a time for getting,

A time for forgiving and for forgetting.

Christmas is love, christmas is peace,

A time for hating and fighting to cease.

Christmas time, mistletoe and wine

Children singing christian rhyme

With logs on the fire and gifts on the tree

A time for rejoicing in all that we see

(repeat)


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You can see the video here:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=asq7TW4bRBU

5 comments:

Intense Guy said...

Such a beautiful song - its no wonder your mom likes it. I'm glad Cliff Richards had them "fix up" the lyrics - they seem just about perfect now.

Tori_z said...

Yes, it is a beautiful song, isn't it?

The Wife O Riley said...

A beautiful song!

Sorry I haven't been by to read, I'm just getting back into the swing of things.

Thank you so much for your warm wishes.

Celticspirit said...

Interesting Christmas facts! I remember the Suzy Snowflake song from elementary school. I've never heard the Mistletoe and Wine song.

Tori_z said...

Wifey:
No worries. :)

I figured you were probably just really busy what with the kids and Christmas.

Besides, with all the posts I publish I don't exactly make keeping up to date with my blog easy, do I? ;)

Barb:
Glad you've been enjoying the posts.