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December 19, 2011

The Kingston Trio - We Wish You A Merry Christmas (1960)

Responsible for influencing countless artists of the 1960s and beyond, this trio was largely responsible for the folk revival movement in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Although they were frequently shunned by folk music purists for being politically neutral, they still, even to this day, ranked on lists such as “most weeks with a number one album,” “most consecutive number one albums,” “most top ten albums,” and other acclamations.

This song comes from sixteenth-century England. This particular version was released by the trio in 1960 on their album The Last Month of the Year. It failed to reach the commercial success anticipated and was quickly removed from the shelves. In 1992, it was re-released on CD, but was again taken off of the shelves before too long. The album was said to be one of the most sophisticated albums for the group, but also one of the least well known.

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The Kingston Trio - We Wish You A Merry Christmas (1960)

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Lyrics:

Once in a year it is not thought amiss
To visit our neighbors and sing out like this:

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

We want some figgy pudding
We want some figgy pudding
We want some figgy pudding
And a cup of good cheer

We won't go until we get some
We won't go until we get some
We won't go until we get some
So bring it out here

Of friendship and love, good neighbors abound
And peace and good will the whole year around
Why can't we have Christmas the whole year around?
Why can't we have Christmas the whole year around?

We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry 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

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