Beside The Christmas Tree

by The Ragged Flags

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Dead of night in a quiet house And not a creature stirs Wait for the footfall up on the roof A creak upon the stairs Then suddenly all the kids awake To see what Santa brings Enough noise to make the whole house shake As Christmas Day begins So come on down with me And sit beside the Christmas tree While their little faces glow so happily ’Cause you and I we know The past is young but the future’s old So unwrap your present now with family Now there’s paper all around the house And strewn across the floor Find the sherry while the children shout Think we can take one more So come on down with me And sit beside the Christmas tree While we hold each other close so happily ’Cause you and I we know One day you’re young and the next you’re old So unwrap your presents now with family This is why we work all year Why we suffer life’s indignities All to see those beaming faces Sat beside the Christmas tree So come on down with me And sit beside the Christmas tree While their little faces glow so happily ’Cause you and I we know The past is young but the future’s old So unwrap your present now with family With family With family With family
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Dead of night in a quiet house And not a creature stirs Wait for the footfall up on the roof A creak upon the stairs Then suddenly all the kids awake To see what Santa brings Enough noise to make the whole house shake As Christmas Day begins So come on down with me And sit beside the Christmas tree While their little faces glow so happily ’Cause you and I we know The past is young but the future’s old So unwrap your present now with family Now there’s paper all around the house And strewn across the floor Find the sherry while the children shout Think we can take one more So come on down with me And sit beside the Christmas tree While we hold each other close so happily ’Cause you and I we know One day you’re young and the next you’re old So unwrap your presents now with family This is why we work all year Why we suffer life’s indignities All to see those beaming faces Sat beside the Christmas tree So come on down with me And sit beside the Christmas tree While their little faces glow so happily ’Cause you and I we know The past is young but the future’s old So unwrap your present now with family With family With family With family

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We've done it... again?! Eight years in a row, the Flags have produced a special Christmas tune. And this one isn't a comedy song! Settle down beside the Christmas Tree for this year's festive offering. Full download comes with special B-side acoustic mix.

The full collection of this and all previous Ragged Flags Christmas songs can be found on the RAGGED CHRISTMAS CRACKERS compilation!
theraggedflags.bandcamp.com/album/ragged-christmas-crackers

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released December 9, 2019

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The Ragged Flags are:
James Goodwin - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Mark Aldworth - lead guitar, backing vocals
Chris Edwards-Dewey - bass, backing vocals
Paul Whibley - drums, bells & whistles

Written & Performed by The Ragged Flags
Music by Aldworth/Edwards-Dewey/Goodwin/Whibley
Lyrics by Goodwin (©2019 Copyright Control)

Produced by The Ragged Flags
Mixed by James Goodwin
Recorded at Brockley Studios, London

Photography by Mark Aldworth
Sleeve Design by James Goodwin
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The Ragged Flags are a UK four-piece with their own distinctive sound incorporating the essential natural juices of rock, pop and folk with the lovely chunky bits of country and blues.

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