Beside The Christmas Tree

by The Ragged Flags

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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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Track Name: Beside The Christmas Tree
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
Track Name: Beside The Christmas Tree (Acoustic Mix)
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