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A Prayer for Christmas Time  

(Bob Nolan)

 

This prayer for Christmas time ~ I heard it long ago.

Whence came it, Im not sure, still in my heart it glows.

Come unto me, my child, this is the Day of Days,

Joy to the world and all and peace unto all today.

 

This prayer for Christmas time forever more will be

My prayer for Christmas time, locked in my memory.

Come unto me, my child, this is the Day of Days.

Joy to the world and all and peace unto all today.

 

 

        Bob had an old home recording machine and he made his own wax demos on it. Many years later, his grandson rented a record player and transferred the old demos to tape. I remember years ago, soon after Bob died, that my mom went down to see P-Nuts and brought back a box of old 78s. These records were one-time studio recordings of songs that he wrote and never were recorded [commercially]. But we went out and got a 78 record player, needles - which were hard to find - and hooked it up to a cassette recorder and recorded all the records. As you can imagine the quality was very poor. A little curl of wax built up before the needle so the sound was virtually destroyed. (Calin Coburn, July 2, 2000)

        In 2014, we appealed to Dave Bourne once more for his inestimable help and he recorded the little song for us one month before he died, the version to which you are listening now.

           "A Prayer for Christmas Time" was registered for copyright posthumously on September 24, 1985 1985 Music of the West, by Bob Nolan's daughter on behalf of his widow.

 

Demo recording

Recording by Dave Bourne