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Carols BY Candlelight 2019 SONGBOOK

AUSLAN INTERPRETATION


CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS TOGETHER WITH HEADLINE ACT JUSTINE CLARKE, THE 1RAR BAND, LOCAL PERFORMERS AND A SPECIAL VISIT FROM SANTA!

Carols BY Candlelight SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER | RIVERWAY OVAL GATES OPEN 4PM | PRE-SHOW 5PM | MAIN SHOW 6.30PM FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT TOWNSVILLE.QLD.GOV.AU/CHRISTMASTOGETHER

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2019 Seasons Greetings from the Mayor I wish all Townsville residents a very Merry Christmas and send my best wishes for 2020. I hope you will have the opportunity to join with family and friends over the festive season. This is a time to relax, reflect on the year that has been and look ahead to what may come. Despite a pretty tough start to 2019, this year Townsville celebrated a string of great achievements. We united as a community to recover from the worst disaster in our city’s history. Council has delivered a number of major job-creating infrastructure projects with Townsville’s new 1.8m Water Pipeline well underway, an incredible response to Council’s Water Smart Package with over 22,000 properties registered and much of Council’s 2020 vision becoming a reality.

There’s nothing like the festive season to bring everybody together, don’t forget Council has a calendar of events for things to see and do around Townsville while celebrating Christmas and the New Year. While Christmas should be joyful for all, it’s important to remember that for some it can be a particularly lonely and difficult time. I ask you to help spread the festive cheer and support the annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Appeal and remember all donations go to charities supporting families in need. Stay safe on the roads this festive season and be prepared for whatever the weather may bring. Keep yourself up to date with disaster readiness and make sure you check out Townsville City Council’s Emergency Management Dashboard. From all of the Councillors and staff, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Jenny Hill

The return of the big top tent at Carols by Candlelight will see a number of amazing local performers, including our wonderful 1RAR band in full force and a headlining performance from none other than ARIA Award winner Justine Clarke.

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Creative Team Musical Director: Major Matt Chilmaid (Officer Commanding/Music Director Band of the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment)

With a music career spanning decades, Major Matt Chilmaid has been a freelance percussionist, a teacher, a writer, a composer, and ARIA Gold Record awardee. However, since enlisting in 2001 his proudest achievements have been in leading Australian Army Bands.

Vocal Director: Tracey Osmond has been singing and performing for 35 years and has found her niche in vocal coaching. She is a valuable asset to young singers in the community and loves the cheer that Christmas brings. Choir Director: Rachel Cairns has been directing the Townsville Choral Society Carols by Candlelight Choir for almost 15 years... she’s really part of the furniture! Rachel loves to do what she does, especially at her favourite time of the year.

Choreographer: Katrina Sayce loves dance because of the many students and families she gets to share it with. Through music and dance, the end of year lights up with possibilities. Townsville Academy of Performing Arts wishes you a Merry Christmas.  

Performers

Special Guest: Justine Clarke is one of the most recognised and trusted faces on the Australian entertainment landscape. With an ARIA Award for Best Children’s Album for The Justine Clarke Show, platinum and gold selling CDs and DVDs of original songs, four successful children’s books, 19 years on Play School and sell out national tours; Justine is undoubtedly the Queen of children’s entertainment!

Presenters: Glenn MINTY Mintern is the host of afternoons on Townsville’s Triple M, but there’s every chance you’ve seen his face around elsewhere, as not only does his love of the colour orange make him stand out, but he hosts many sporting, community and charity events around town too.

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Courtney Dibben is a familiar face having

hosted numerous Townsville City Council events and performing regularly with the Townsville Choral Society. Courtney wishes you all a very Merry Christmas. Steve PRICEY Price OAM is a local legend! Pricey’s been behind the golden mic at Townsville‘s Triple M for over 30 years. He’s hosted TV shows across North Queensland, and most recently been awarded the Order Of Australia Medal for his commitment and involvement in the community. Bernie Lanigan has had a long association with theatre in Townsville. Bernie has participated in a number of Carols by Candlelight events over the years and is excited for 2019!

Band: Band of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR Band)

provides music support to both Defence and civilian communities in North Queensland by performing at ceremonial and vice regal events, in addition to schools, charities and community events such as tonight’s Townsville City Council Carols.

Choir: Townsville Choral Society Choir is Townsville’s oldest established choir and the NQ Choral Champions for 2017 and 2018. The Townsville Choral Society Choir loves being a part of Carols each year, having the best seat in the house.

Dancers: Townsville Academy of Performing Arts Performance Team

has a passion for dance which shines brightly when Christmas rehearsals commence. The joy in the studio is infectious and dance technique and style is elevated. They wish the Townsville community a very Merry Christmas.

Performers: Claire Davies, Kieri Darrigan, Josie Power, Brooke Hunt are all active

members of Townsville’s musical theatre scene and the Christmas baking scene! They hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Jacob Long is a talented singer-songwriter

and the local band frontman in Weekend Project. Jacob has been earning respect and praise from his peers and audience and is excited to be a part of this important community event.


Paula Bennett and Jason Bennett are seasoned Townsville musicians, mixing experience, enthusiasm and fun into every performance. They form the popular act ‘Groove’ and love bringing their music and smiles to Christmas. Darryl Griffiths calls all the Cowboys Rugby League games nationally on ABC Grandstand. Darryl is a baritone who loves to sing and make Christmas special! Leo Hogan comes from a musical family,

and has been singing and sharing carols his whole life. Even though family may be far away it’s a pleasure to share this part of Christmas as a Townsville family. Taylor Fitzgibbon has always had a love of singing and performing. She began singing at The Voice Singing School at nine years of age and is now one of the school’s most popular teachers. Pam Snell started singing at four years of age and has been on stage ever since, singing in eisteddfods, karaoke and many musical theatre productions. Please join Pam in singing a Christmas favourite. Brooke Hunt has been an active member of Townsville’s local theatre groups since 2013. Her favourite thing about Christmas is getting to spend it with her family! Sandy Neal is a Christmas tragic! When she isn’t singing at Carols by Candlelight, she can be found treading the boards in the upcoming musical Mamma Mia at the Civic Theatre in February 2020. Stephanie Durden is an ex-Townsville local having been a part of the performance community for a number of years. Her favourite part of Christmas is being around family and friends making memories to last a lifetime. The Trebelles (Claire Davies, Kieri Darrigan, Josie Power, Courtney Dibben, Rianta Belford, Brooke Hunt, Kate Retzki, Madison Tomarchio, Laura Tilley, Brittany Vella) are an all-girl

a cappella group, formed just for Carols by Candlelight, with a mutual love of musical theatre and all things Christmas. They hope you have a holly jolly festive season!

Baxter Beddoes loves singing and loves Christmas so putting the two together is the best combination he can think of. “What’s better than mixing music and jolliness!” Sergeant Deborah O’Toole (1RAR Band) enjoyed a varied career singing professionally in cover bands, tribute shows and musical theatre before joining the Australian Army Band. Deborah still does all of those things and is delighted to perform for the Townsville community tonight. Emma Higgins is heavily involved in the

Townsville Choral Society, spending much of her time performing with the choir, in musicals or assisting behind the scenes. She is excited to perform at Carols. Lara Vickers has been singing with The Voice Singing School for the past six years. Her favourite thing about Christmas is spending time with family. Caitlyn Goodes has been singing for over 12 years and can be found singing all around Townsville. Her favourite part of Christmas is coming together with family and celebrating the past year. Musician Stephen Bumford (1RAR Band)

is originally from Hobart where he received his Masters of Music in piano performance. He has proudly served with the Australian Army Band in Hobart, Perth, Brisbane, and now Townsville. Michelle Plozza is an international

award-winning country music artist who has been performing in Townsville for over 15 years. Her debut album entered the iTunes Country Albums Charts at #4. Michelle loves absolutely EVERYTHING about Christmas time! Steph Rigano is a born and bred Townsville-ian who has been singing and performing in musicals and bands in North Queensland for 15 years. Her favourite part of Christmas is watching Die Hard with her family. TheatreiNQ Christmas Wonderland is written

by Arminelle Fleming AKA The Queen of Hearts, and performed by actors from TheatreiNQ and young performers from “Acting with Arminelle”. In 2020, TheatreiNQ will celebrate its tenth birthday!  5


Getting to Carols

General public access is not permitted under the big top tent until after 4pm. Free Parking > Park and Ride Shuttle service Free parking will be available at 1300 Smiles Stadium. A shuttle bus will be running free services to and from 1300 Smiles Stadium and Riverway Precinct every 15 minutes from 4–9:30pm. W

Paid Parking Paid parking will be available at Weir State School oval for $5 per vehicle (funds go to Weir State School Parents & Carers Association). Entry into Weir State School will be via Ross River Road. Disability Parking Disability parking will be available inside the Riverway Precinct. Please follow directions given by traffic control and have your disability parking permit clearly displayed. No Parking No general public parking will be available inside the Riverway Precinct. The public are encouraged to make use of the park and ride or the paid parking within Weir State School. Disability parking will only be available within the Riverway Precinct. Pedestrian Crossings Police and security will be present at each major intersection to assist with the departure of patrons after the event. Public Transport Public transport is the recommended option. The park and ride drop-off and pick-up zone will be inside the Riverway Precinct. Taxis The Taxi and Uber drop-off and pick-up zone will be inside the Riverway Precinct. Tips for Carols Food: Food and beverage stalls will be onsite during this event. Patrons can also bring their own food and drinks, however no glass or alcohol is permitted. BB

Seating: Under the big top tent will be divided into two zones, blanket and camp chair seating. Bring along a picnic rug and find a great spot on the lush Riverway Precinct grass. C

Prams: In the blanket area must be collapsed flat. Flame Safe Candles: Available on site for a $3 donation with proceeds going to the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Appeal. Eftpos: ATMs will be available onsite on the night. Please bring small change where possible. $

Kidz ID Alert: Queensland Police Service will once again operate the Kidz ID Alert tent. This is a free service, manned by local police officers and recruits and will aid in reuniting lost children with their parents. They will be easy to spot in their bright red marquee.

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Program Preshow

Bella Dance Affairs Townsville DanCentral Bella Dance Affairs Townsville Step Up Dance Townsville Croft Gilchrist Dancers Townsville Auslan Choir La Luna Youth Arts - Dance Crew North Queensland Performing Arts La Luna Youth Arts - Dance Crew Croft Gilchrist Dancers Townsville Academy of Performing Arts

Mainshow

Band of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Army (1RAR Band) Townsville Choral Society, Carols By Candlelight Choir Claire Davies, Kieri Darrigan, Josie Power, Brooke Hunt

Mele Kalikimaka

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Jacob Long Little Saint Nick

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Paula Bennett and Jason Bennett

Mary’s Boy Child

Townsville Choral Society Carols By Candlelight Choir

Jingle Bells 10

Darryl Griffiths and Leo Hogan

Joy to the World

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Taylor Fitzgibbon Hark the Herald Angels Sing

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Pam Snell Away in a Manger

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Brooke Hunt Silent Night 11 12 Days of Christmas

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Sandy Neal We Need a Little Christmas

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Bernie Lanigan and Courtney Dibben

Justine Clarke Santa Claus is Coming to Town TheatreiNQ Christmas Wonderland

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Justine Clarke Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

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TheatreiNQ and Townsville Choral Society Carols By Candlelight Choir

Here Comes Santa Claus

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Justine Clarke Santa Santa Santa

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Justine Clarke Would You Like to Be A Tree

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Stephanie Durden I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

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The Trebelles A Holly Jolly Christmas

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Baxter Beddoes Hey There Rudolph 17 Sergeant Deborah O’Toole

O Holy Night 18

Emma Higgins, Lara Vickers, Caitlyn Goodes

Little Drummer Boy

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Musician Stephen Bumford December 19

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Justine Clarke If it Doesn’t Snow on Christmas

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Justine Clarke Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

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Michelle Plozza Merry Christmas Baby

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Steph Rigano Jingle Bell Rock

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FINALE We Wish you a Merry Christmas

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Mele Kalikimaka

Claire Davies, Kieri Darrigan, Josie Power, Brooke Hunt Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say On a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day (in Hawaii) In Hawaii that’s the island greeting that we send to you From the land where palm trees sway (in Waikiki) Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright The sun will shine by day and all the stars at night Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way, to say Merry Christmas to you Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say On a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day (in Hawaii) That’s the island greeting that we send to you from the land where the palm trees sway (in Waikiki) Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright The sun will shine by day and all the stars at night Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way to say, to say Merry Christmas to you Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way to say, to say Merry Christmas… a very very merry merry Christmas… to say Merry Christmas to you

Little Saint Nick Jacob Long

Oooooooo, Merry Christmas Saint Nick Christmas comes this time each year Well way up north where the air gets cold There’s a tale about Christmas That you’ve all been told And a real famous cat all dressed up in red And he spends all year workin’ out on his sled It’s the little Saint Nick (little Saint Nick) It’s the little Saint Nick (little Saint Nick) Just a little bobsled we call the old Saint Nick But she’ll walk a toboggan with a four speed stick She’s candy apple red with a ski for a wheel And when Santa hits the gas man just watch her peel It’s the little Saint Nick (little Saint Nick) It’s the little Saint Nick (little Saint Nick) Run run reindeer, Run run reindeer, whoaa Run run reindeer, Run run reindeer (he don’t miss no one) And haulin’… And haulin’ through the snow at a frightening speed With a half a dozen deer with Rudy to lead He’s got to wear his shades ‘cause the snow really flies And he’s cruisin’ every path with a little surprise It’s the little Saint Nick (little Saint Nick) It’s the little Saint Nick (little Saint Nick) Oooooooo, Merry Christmas Saint Nick (Christmas comes this time each year) Oooooooo, Merry Christmas Saint Nick (Christmas comes this time each year) Oooooooo, Merry Christmas Saint Nick (Christmas comes this time each year)

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Mary’s Boy Child

Paula Bennett and Jason Bennett Long time ago in Bethlehem So the Holy Bible say Mary’s Boy Child, Jesus Christ Was born on Christmas Day Hark! Now hear the angels sing A new King born today And man will live for evermore Because of Christmas Day While shepherds watched their flocks by night They saw a bright new shining star And heard a choir from heaven sing The music came from afar Hark! Now hear the angels sing A new King born today And man will live for evermore Because of Christmas Day Now Joseph and his wife Mary Came to Bethlehem that night They found no place to bear her Child, Not a single room was in sight By and by they found a little nook In a stable all forlorn And in a manger cold and dark Mary’s little Boy was born Trumpets sound and angels sing, Listen to what they say That man will live forevermore Because of Christmas Day Man will live forevermore Because of Christmas Day

Jingle Bells

Townsville Choral Society Carols By Candlelight Choir Dashing through the snow In a one-horse open sleigh O’er the fields we go Laughing all the way Bells on bob-tail ring Making spirits bright What fun it is to ride and sing A sleighing song tonight Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, Oh what fun it is to ride in a onehorse open sleigh, hey! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh Dashing through the snow In a one-horse open sleigh O’er the fields we go Laughing all the way Bells on bob-tail ring Making spirits bright What fun it is to ride and sing A sleighing song tonight Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, Oh what fun it is to ride in a onehorse open sleigh, hey! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, Oh what fun it is to ride in a onehorse open sleigh, hey! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh

   

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Joy to the World

Darryl Griffiths and Leo Hogan Joy to the world, the Lord is come Let earth receive her King Let every heart prepare Him room And Heaven and nature sing And Heaven and nature sing And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing Joy to the world, the Saviour reigns Let men their songs employ While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy Repeat the sounding joy Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy He rules the world, with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness, And wonders of His love, And wonders of His love, And wonders and wonders, of His love

Hark the Herald Angels Sing Taylor Fitzgibbon

Hark! The herald angels sing Glory to the newborn King Peace on earth and mercy mild God and sinners reconciled Joyful, all ye nations rise Join the triumph of the skies With the angelic host proclaim Christ is born in Bethlehem Hark! The herald angels sing Glory to the newborn King Christ by highest heav’n adored Christ the everlasting Lord Late in time behold Him come Offspring of a Virgin’s womb Veiled in flesh the God-head see Hail the incarnate Deity Pleased as man with man to dwell Jesus, our Emmanuel Hark the herald angels sing Glory to the newborn King Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace Hail the Son of Righteousness Light and life to all He brings Ris’n with healing in His wings Mild He lays His glory by Born that man no more may die Born to raise the sons of earth Born to give them second birth Hark the herald angels sing Glory to the newborn King

Away in a Manger Pam Snell

Away in a manger, No crib for a bed The little Lord Jesus Lay down His sweet head The stars in the bright sky Look down where He lay The little Lord Jesus Asleep on the hay The cattle are lowing The Baby awakes But little Lord Jesus No crying He makes I love Thee, Lord Jesus Look down from the sky And stay by my bedside, ‘Til morning is nigh Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay Close by me forever And love me I pray Bless all the dear children In Thy tender care And take us to heaven To live with Thee there  

Silent Night Brooke Hunt

Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Round yon Virgin Mother and Child, Holy infant so tender and mild, Sleep in Heavenly peace Sleep in Heavenly peace Silent night, holy night Shepherds quake at the sight Glories stream from Heaven afar, Heavenly hosts sing Hallelujah Christ, the Saviour, is born Christ, the Saviour, is born Silent night, holy night Son of God, love’s pure light Radiant beams from Thy Holy face, With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord at thy birth, Jesus, Lord at thy birth  

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12 Days of Christmas

Bernie Lanigan and Courtney Dibben On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me A partridge in a pear tree On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Two turtle doves… And a partridge in a pear tree On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Three French hens… Two turtle doves… And a partridge in a pear tree On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Four calling birds… Three French hens… Two turtle doves… And a partridge in a pear tree On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Five golden rings Four calling birds… Three French hens… Two turtle doves… And a partridge in a pear tree On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Six Geese a Laying… Five Golden Rings Four Calling Birds… Three French Hens… Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Seven Swans a Swimming… Six Geese a Laying… Five Golden Rings Four Calling Birds… Three French Hens… Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Eight Maids a Milking… Seven Swans a Swimming… Six Geese a Laying… Five Golden Rings Four Calling Birds… Three French Hens… Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

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On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Nine Ladies Dancing… Eight Maids a Milking… Seven Swans a Swimming… Six Geese a Laying… Five Golden Rings Four Calling Birds… Three French Hens… Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Ten Lords a Leaping… Nine Ladies Dancing… Eight Maids a Milking… Seven Swans a Swimming… Six Geese a Laying… Five Golden Rings Four Calling Birds… Three French Hens… Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Eleven Pipers Piping… Ten Lords a Leaping… Nine Ladies Dancing… Eight Maids a Milking… Seven Swans a Swimming… Six Geese a Laying… Five Golden Rings Four Calling Birds… Three French Hens… Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 12 Drummers Drumming… Eleven Pipers Piping… Ten Lords a Leaping… Nine Ladies Dancing… Eight Maids a Milking… Seven Swans a Swimming… Six Geese a Laying… Five Golden Rings Four Calling Birds… Three French Hens… Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree


We Need a Little Christmas

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Haul out the holly Put up the tree before my spirit falls again Fill up the stocking, I may be rushing things, but deck the halls again now

You better watch out, you better not cry, Better not pout, I’m tellin’ you why Santa Claus is comin’ to town

Sandra Neal

For we need a little Christmas Right this very minute, Candles in the window, Carols at the spinet Yes, we need a little Christmas Right this very minute It hasn’t snowed a single flurry, But Santa, dear, we’re in a hurry Climb down the chimney Turn on the brightest string of lights I’ve ever seen Slice up the fruitcake It’s time we hung some tinsel on that evergreen bough

Justine Clarke

He’s makin’ a list and checkin’ it twice, Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice Santa Claus is comin’ to town He sees you when you’re sleeping, He knows when you’re a-wake He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake Oh! You better watch out, you better not cry, You better not pout, I’m telling you why Santa Claus is comin’ to town He sees you when you’re sleeping He knows when you’re awake He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness… Oh, no, no

For I’ve grown a little leaner, Grown a little colder, Grown a little sadder, Grown a little older, And I need a little angel Sitting on my shoulder, Need a little Christmas now

You better watch out, you better not cry Better not pout, I’m tellin’ you why Santa Claus is comin’ to town

Instrumental

Santa Claus is coming… to town

He’s makin’ a list, and checkin’ it twice, Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice Santa Claus is comin’ to town

We need a little music, Need a little laughter, Need a little singing Ringing through the rafter, And we need a little snappy Happy ever after, Need a little Christmas now

Christmas Wonderland performance by TheatreiNQ

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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Justine Clarke

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer Had a very shiny nose And if you ever saw it You would even say it glows All of the other reindeer Used to laugh and call him names They never let poor Rudolph Join in any reindeer games Then one foggy Christmas Eve Santa came to say Rudolph with your nose so bright Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight? Then all the reindeer loved him And they shouted out with glee Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer You’ll go down in history Instrumental (2 verses) Then one foggy Christmas Eve Santa came to say Rudolph with your nose so bright Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight Then all the reindeer loved him And they shouted out with glee Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer You’ll go down in history Instrumental Then one foggy Christmas Eve Santa came to say Rudolph with your nose so bright Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight Then all the reindeer loved him And they shouted out with glee Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer You’ll go down in history

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Here Comes Santa Claus

TheatreiNQ and Townsville Choral Society Carols By Candlelight Choir Here comes Santa Claus Here comes Santa Claus Right down Santa Claus Lane Vixen and Blitzen and all of his reindeer pullin’ on the reins Bells are ringing Children singing All is merry and bright So hang your stockings, say your prayers ‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight Here comes Santa Claus Here comes Santa Claus Right down Santa Claus Lane He’s got a bag that’s filled with toys for boys and girls again Hear those sleigh bells Jingle jangle Oh what a beautiful sight So jump in bed and cover your head ‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight


Santa Santa Santa

Would You Like to be a Tree

Oh Santa, Santa, Santa is coming tonight Hooray, hooray, hooray! Santa, Santa, Santa is coming tonight Let’s sing and shout all day Christmas time comes once a year So let’s all laugh and cheer ‘Cause Santa, Santa, Santa is on his way Hooray, hooray, hooray!

Would you like to be a tree. Like me Would you like to be a tree. Like me Stretch as high as you can go… Make a point at the top and you’re a pine tree like me… you’re a pine tree like me

Justine Clarke

With his reindeer eight He might be late ‘Cause he’s got lots to do But don’t you worry He’ll be ‘round To bring good things For all of you Santa, Santa, Santa is coming tonight To a world so bright and gay So let’s all sing and shout to him Hooray, hooray, hooray!

Justine Clarke

Would you like to be a tree. Like me Would you like to be a tree. Like me Make your arms go around … And sway in the breeze and you’re a willow tree like me… you’re a willow tree like me Would you like to be a tree. Like me Would you like to be a tree. Like me Stretch as high as you can go… Make a point at the top and you’re a pine tree like me… you’re a pine tree like me

Santa, Santa, Santa is coming tonight Hooray, hooray, hooray! Santa, Santa, Santa is coming tonight With toys for us to play Let’s be merry and let’s be gay And sing and shout all day ‘Cause Santa, Santa, Santa is coming tonight Hooray, hooray, hooray! With his love for kids both rich and poor He treats us all alike He’ll bring with him so many things Skates and trains and dolls and bikes Santa, Santa, Santa is coming tonight Oh what a Christmas day ‘Cause Santa, Santa, Santa willl soon be here Hooray, hooray, hooray! Santa, Santa, Santa is coming tonight Oh what a Christmas day ‘Cause Santa, Santa, Santa willl soon be here Hooray, hooray, hooray!  

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I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas Stephanie Durden

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas Only a hippopotamus Don’t want a doll, no dinky tinker toy I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy I want a hippopotamus for Christmas I don’t think Santa Claus will mind, do you? He won’t have to use the dirty chimney flue Just bring him through the front door That’s the easy thing to do I can see me now on Christmas morning Creeping down the stairs Oh what joy, what surprise When I open up my eyes To see a hippo hero standing there

The Trebelles

Holly jolly, holly holly jolly, woh Holly jolly, holly holly jolly, woh Holly jolly, holly holly jolly, woh Have a holly, jolly Christmas It’s the best time of the year I don’t know if there’ll be snow But have a cup of cheer Have a holly, jolly Christmas And when you walk down the street Say hello to friends you know And everyone you meet Oh, ho the mistletoe Hung where you can see Somebody waits for you Kiss her once for me

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas Only a hippopotamus will do No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses I only likes hippopotamuses And hippopotamuses like me, too

Have a holly, jolly Christmas And in case you didn’t hear Oh by golly have a holly jolly Christmas Christmas ..Christmas.. This year

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas Only a hippopotamus will do

Holly jolly, holly holly jolly, woh Holly jolly, holly holly jolly, woh Holly jolly, holly holly jolly, woh

Mum says a hippo, would eat me up but then Teacher says a hippo is a vegetarian There’s lots of room for him in our two car garage I’d feed him there and wash him there and give him his massage I can see me now on Christmas morning Creeping down the stairs Oh what joy, what surprise When I open up my eyes To see a hippo hero standing there I want a hippopotamus for Christmas Only a hippopotamus will do No Kangaroos, no duck-bill platypuses I only like hippopotamuses And hippopotamuses like me, too

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A Holly Jolly Christmas

Oh, ho the mistletoe Hung where you can see Somebody waits for you Kiss her once for me Have a holly, jolly Christmas And in case you didn’t hear Oh by golly have a holly jolly Christmas Christmas ..Christmas.. This year


Hey There Rudolph Baxter Beddoes

Santa’s got a problem this Christmas Eve Sleigh’s all packed and it’s time to leave What’s this fog that’s in his way? He’s got these presents to give away How’s he gonna’ see where to drive his big red sleigh? I think he needs old Rudolph to help him on his way Hey there Rudolph come along and save the day Hey there Rudolph y’ know you’re gonna go my way Hey there Rudolph come along and save the day Hey there Rudolph your nose can light my way All the other reindeer were not that pleased Rudolph was the one that the others teased When they played their reindeer games They’d leave him out and call him names But they changed their minds when they heard old Santa say I think I need old Rudolph to help me on my way Hey there Rudolph come along and save the day Hey there Rudolph your nose can light my way Instrumental Come on Rudolph it’s you we need Not Dasher, not Dancer not even Prancer Vixen won’t do, not Comet or Cupid Donner and Blitzen will not do Oh the reindeer changed their minds when they heard old Santa say I think I need old Rudolph to help me on my way Hey there Rudolph come along and save the day Hey there Rudolph y’ know you’re gonna go my way Hey there Rudolph come along and save the day Hey there Rudolph your nose can light my way Y’ know ya could save Christmas Y’ know ya could save Christmas Y’ know ya could save Christmas Come on Rudolph what do you say?

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O Holy Night

Emma Higgins, Lara Vickers, Caitlyn Goodes

O Holy Night The stars are brightly shining It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth Long lay the world in sin and error pining ‘Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn Fall on your knees, o hear the angels’ voices O night divine, o night when Christ was born O night divine, o night divine, O night divine

Come they told me pa rum pum pum pum A new born King to see pa rum pum pum pum Our finest gifts we bring pa rum pum pum pum To lay before the King pa rum pum pum pum, Rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum So to honour Him pa rum pum pum pum When we come

Truly He taught us to love one another His law is love and His Gospel is peace Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother And in His Name all oppression shall cease Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, Let all within us praise His holy Name Christ is the Lord, let ever ever praise we Noel, Noel, oh night when Christ was born Noel, Noel, o night, o holy night  

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Little Drummer Boy

Sergeant Deborah O’Toole (1RAR Band)

Little baby pa rum pum pum pum I am a poor boy too pa rum pum pum pum I have no gift to bring pa rum pum pum pum That’s fit to give a King pa rum pum pum pum, Rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum Shall I play for you pa rum pum pum pum On my drum Mary nodded pa rum pum pum pum The ox and lamb kept time pa rum pum pum pum I played my drum for Him pa rum pum pum pum I played my best for Him pa rum pum pum pum, Rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum Then He smiled at me pa rum pum pum pum Me and my drum Me and my drum


December

If it Doesn’t Snow on Christmas

Do you remember the 24th night of December Decorations were hanging in splendour A shining Christmas display

Santa works all day in his workshop Making lots of games and toys Then one day, he hops in his sleigh To bring them to the girls and boys Santa’s just as nice as he can be There’s just one little thing that worries me

Musician Stephen Bumford (1RAR Band)

Our laughter bringing Forth the joy that our souls were singing As we danced in the night, Remember how our love stole the night away Hey hey hey Ba de ya, say do you remember Ba de ya, loving in December Ba de ya, sharing love on Christmas Day Ba duda, ba duda, ba duda, badu Ba duda, badu, ba duda, badu Ba duda, badu, ba duda My thoughts are with you Holding hands with your heart to see you Now there is three to love, Remember how we knew love was here to stay Now September shares the love that we found in December Now we have three to love, Remember the true love we shared that day? [Chorus] x 2 Those bells were ringing Our love was singing Do you remember loving on Christmas Day? [Chorus] x 2 [Ba de ya, de ya, de ya Ba de ya, de ya, de ya Ba de ya, de ya, de ya, de ya] x 2

Justine Clarke

If it doesn’t snow on Christmas How is Santa goin’ to use his sleigh In case of rain, will there be a train That’ll speed him on his way If it doesn’t snow on Christmas How will Santa get around to us If he breaks down on his way to town Will they let him use a bus? I sent him a nice long letter And I hope it’s not in vain I’d really feel much better If I knew he could fly a plane People say he has eight reindeer For the sleigh he’s driving here But how’ll he go, if it doesn’t snow On Christmas this year If it doesn’t snow on Christmas How is Santa goin’ to use his sleigh In case of rain, will there be a train That’ll speed him on his way If it doesn’t snow on Christmas How will Santa get around to us If he breaks down on his way to town Will they let him use a bus? I sent him a nice long letter And I hope it’s not in vain I’d really feel much better If I knew he could fly a plane People say he has eight reindeer For the sleigh he’s driving here But how’ll he go, if it doesn’t snow On Christmas this year

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Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Justine Clarke

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree At the Christmas party hop Mistletoe hung where you can see Every couple tries to stop Rockin’ around the Christmas tree Let the Christmas spirit ring Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie And we’ll do some caroling You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear Voices singing, let’s be jolly Deck the halls with boughs of holly Rockin’ around the Christmas tree Have a happy holiday Everyone dancin’ merrily In the new old-fashioned way You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear Voices singing, let’s be jolly Deck the halls with boughs of holly Rockin’ around the Christmas tree Have a happy holiday Everyone dancin’ merrily In the new old-fashioned way  

Merry Christmas Baby Michelle Plozza

Merry Christmas, baby, you surely treat me nice I said Merry Christmas, baby, you surely treat me nice And I feel like I’m livin’, Livin’ in paradise I feel real good tonight, I got music on the radio I said I feel real good tonight, I got music on the radio And I just wanna kiss ya’ underneath the mistletoe Well now, Santa came down the chimney, half past three With lots of nice little presents for my baby and me Merry Christmas, baby, you surely treat me nice And I feel like I’m livin, livin’ in paradise Instrumental Well now, Santa came down the chimney, half past three With lots of nice little presents for my baby and me Merry Christmas, baby, you surely treat me nice And I feel like I’m livin’, livin’ in paradise Come on, sing it with me now Merry Christmas, baby Merry Christmas, baby I said Merry Christmas, baby Merry Christmas, baby And a Happy New Year too

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Jingle Bell Rock

We Wish you a Merry Christmas

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock Jingle bell swing and jingle bells ring Snowin’ and blowin’ up bushels of fun Now the jingle hop has begun

We wish you a Merry Christmas We wish you a Merry Christmas We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time Dancin’ and prancin’ in Jingle Bell Square In the frosty air

We wish you a Merry Christmas We wish you a Merry Christmas We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

What a bright time, it’s the right time To rock the night away Jingle bell time is a swell time To go riding in a one-horse sleigh Giddy-up jingle horse pick up your feet Jingle around the clock Mix and a-mingle in a jinglin’ beat That’s the jingle bell rock

Good tidings to you Wherever you are Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year

Steph Rigano

What a bright time, it’s the right time To rock the night away Jingle bell time is a swell time To go riding in a one-horse sleigh Giddy-up jingle horse pick up your feet Jingle around the clock Mix and a-mingle in a jingling beat That’s the jingle bell That’s the jingle bell That is the jingle bell rock  

(finale)

Trumpet solo Good tidings to you Wherever you are Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year We wish you a Merry Christmas We wish you a Merry Christmas We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Instrumental We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Carols By Candlelight 2019 Songbook  

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Carols By Candlelight 2019 Songbook  

Read the Townsville City Council's Carols by Candlelight 2019 songbook online or download a copy.