Christmas Times A'Comin' 2021

by Medicine Show Records

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My family never roasted chestnuts - on an open fire Never went around the neighborhood - singing carols with a choir Never went to Midnight Mass & sat on cold hard pews My family - we had different views I never had to be good - just for goodness sake On Christmas Eve I didn’t try to keep myself awake Listening for sleigh bells - or looking for a mouse Santa always skipped over our house Jimmy got a train set with a shiny new caboose Billy, an erector set, with nuts & bolts & screws Tammy got a kit for making cheese fondues But on Christmas I got nothing - ‘cause we were Jews We never put up trimmings ‘cause we never had a tree I wouldn’t know a mistletoe from a torpedo’s knee I never sat on Santa’s lap - but hey, if Jesus was a Jew... Wouldn’t that make Santa be one too? I used to hate when it was cold enough for Christmas to be white Never hung a wreath of holly - or strung the yard with lights Those other houses looked so pretty - but the electricity they must’ve used! We lit candles - ‘cause we were Jews Annie got a bright red pair of kangaroo shoes Kathy got some soaps & an assortment of shampoos Even Buffy’s dingo got some brand new rawhide chews But on Christmas I got nothing - ‘cause we were Jews Sometimes we ate chicken - and sometimes we ate lamb Sometimes we ate turkey - but we never had a ham I never did like eggnog - or those wine & cider brews We drank Mogen David - ‘cause we were Jews Jenny got a bike she had to wait ‘till Spring to use Tommy from across the street - he got his front tooth Joshua got a horn so he could learn to play the blues But I already had some...
Christmas is 03:03
Phil Lee
The Message 04:03


Rob Ellen is honcho at iMTV - international Moose TV, Medicine Show Promo and works tirelessly for independent musicians, community venues and festivals, from the back of his RV The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile, which is once again on the road all be it limited for the moment to his Scotish home, back on the road.

Here is our 6th Festive Collection all songs written and performed by some of the artists The Medicine Show and iMTV have helped over these hardest of years. All songs are donated by the artists and promoted to radio by Medicine Show Promo across Europe here and by CD. All downloads (pay what you can) will help keep the wheels on The Medicine Show and further develop iMTV, Flyinshoes Review and The Euro House Concert Hub to help artists get back to work in 2022

Thanks for helping us help the music we love!

Where ever you are, and however this finds you I hope it finds you well, stay safe, keep the faith .
Sincerely wishing you an awfy awfy Merry Christmas & a guid New Year from the Highlands of Scotland.
Rob Ellen


released November 14, 2021


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Medicine Show Records Kent, Ohio

The Medicine Show is run by Scots Broadcaster Promoter Rob Ellen. He tends a tour of the Highlands for touring roots musicians. He helped found Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival.
The Highland tour has become a pilgrimage with American Musicians in particular, wishing to trace the roots of the music.
Rob's particular interest, is supporting House Concerts. Rob maintains the Euro House Concert Hub
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