Carmel Charlton

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Christmas In Australia - 2001

 

 

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Track 1  Christmas In Australia

Track 2  Carol Of The Birds

Track 3  Happy Birthday Dear Lord

Track 4  Cold Winter’s Night

Track 5  Calling My Name

Track 6   Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle

Track 7   Life Is Precious

Track 8   St. Nicholas

Track 9   One Solitary Life

Track 10  Te Harinui  (Maori Carol)

Track 11  Rusty Holden Ute

Track 12  Arnhem Land Lullaby

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Acknowledgements:

Carmel Charlton – vocals, Harmony Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards and Arrangements.

The Mites – Vocals, Harmony Vocals. 

Additional Musicians:

David Trail – Bass / Percussion

Jacky Dwyer – Keyboard on track 4

Colin Merry – Mandolin on track 1

Greg Hastings – Didgeridoo on tracks 5 & 12


CHRISTMAS IN AUSTRALIA
Words Eileen Gomm and Carmel Charlton. Music Carmel Charlton

Eileen’s Gomm’s poem captures the beauty of Christmas time in this part of the world

Christmas in Australia, underneath the gums,
Here is where I want to be each year when Christmas comes
Christmas in Australia, we may seem so far
In time and space from Bethlehem and that bright shining star

But if you walk into the bush, wonders you'll see
The banksia with its candle blooms, God's own Christmas tree!
Bright blossoms on the Christmas bush, praise God in their own way
A world of colour in our land, welcomes Christmas Day

Christmas in Australia, where the magpies fly
Kookaburras laugh at us, from gum trees way up high
The Southern Cross are our stars, and when Christmas comes again
The little church near my home, is my own Bethlehem

For Father Christmas dressed in red, it can’t be too much fun
He wears his red regalia, while we sing of snow not sun
The radio plays ‘White Christmas’ while we wipe our brow
There’s roast pork in the oven, while the summer sun beats down
 

Repeat verse 1
Where-ever fate may send me, at Christmas let me be,
In that part of Australia, that is home to me                             
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR LORD
Words and Music Carmel Charlton

The brilliant red flowering gum and the golden Christmas tree welcome Jesus in our land of the southern Cross

Happy Birthday dear Lord upon this Christmas morn
You came to bring us hope and joy
In a stable at Bethlehem you were born
In a stable at Bethlehem you were born

Chorus
Alleluia, hear the angels sings, Alleluia, praise the newborn King.

Happy birthday dear Lord in this land of the Southern Cross
Where Christmas trees and red flowering gums
Welcome Christmas time when it comes
Welcome Christmas time when it comes

In a world that sometimes forgets, the true meaning of Christmas
That it is a time to forgive and to share
And show one another that we really care

Happy Birthday dear Lord upon this Christmas day
You came to live here among us on earth
You came to love us and show the way                                                               
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ONE SOLITARY LIFE
Words Dr. James Alan Francis. Music Carmel Charlton

These words were written by Dr. James Alan Francis back in 1926. It is the story
of Jesus' love for us; his life, death and rising again. It is a story of hope.

He was born in an obscure village
He then became an itinerant preacher
He never held an office
He never had a family or owned a house
He didn’t go to college
He had no credentials but himself.

Chorus
Yet all the armies that ever marched
All the navies that ever sailed
All the parliaments that ever sat
All the kings that ever reigned
Have not affected the life of man on this earth
As much as that One Solitary life
As much as that One Solitary life

He was only thirty three when the public turned against hi
And his friends ran away
He was given over to his enemies
And went through the mockery of a trial
He was nailed to a cross between two thieves
And while he was dying
His executioners gambled for his clothing
The only property he had on earth

But all the armies that ever marched
All the navies that ever sailed

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
He was laid in a borrowed grave
Though twenty centuries have come and gone
He is still the central figure of the human race.

All the armies that ever marched
All the navies that ever sailed                                                                     
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