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The Paper Janes, Em McKeever, Battleshy Youths, and Friends gathered together to record some Christmas music. The public domain songs and one original piece by Jessica Latshaw are available here for download. The physical CD features 11 tracks that, for copyright purposes, can't all be distributed online.

All profits from the sale of this album go directly to support Freedom Outreach and Carasmark, two Landenberg-area non-profits committed to helping children and their families by meeting their practical needs.

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released November 22, 2011

Tracked at Supermagic Studios in Landenberg, PA. Recording, production, mixing, and mastering by Blind Sea Studios (www.blindseastudios.com), artwork and photography by Krista C, additional photography by Jimmy S and Shane.

People you'll hear on the CD: The Paper Janes (Shane Palko & Jessica Latshaw), Em McKeever, Battleshy Youths (Mitchell Ebbott, Andrew Johnston, and Michael Natrin), and Friends (Erin M, Krista C, Katie K, Jenn S, Levi S, Zach E, Jimmy S, and Harmony the Harpist)

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A mellow blend of folk, Americana, and alt-rock from Newark, DE.

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Track Name: O Come O Come Emmanuel
O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Dayspring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
And drive away the shades of night
And death's dark shadows put to flight
Track Name: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our Savior
Was born on Christmas Day
To save us all from Satan's pow'r
When we were gone a-stray

O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy!
O tidings of comfort and joy

In Bethlehem, in Israel,
This blessed Babe was born,
And laid within a manger
Upon this blessed morn
The which His Mother Mar-y
Did nothing take in scorn

From God our heav'nly Father,
A blessed angel came
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tidings of the same
How that in Bethlehem was born
the Son of God by name

Now to the Lord sing praises,
All you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace;
And no more walk in shadow
Your sins have been erased
Track Name: Away In A Manger
Away in a manger, No crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus, Lay down his sweet head
The stars in the bright sky, Looked down where he lay
The little Lord Jesus, Asleep on the hay

The cattle a-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 fit us for heaven, to live with thee there
Track Name: (Merry Christmas) I Really Do Not Miss Missing You
Christmas lights are shining,
And I'm no longer pining for you
Those jingle bells are ringing,
But boy, I'm no longer singing for you

And I won't even ask,
Cause I really don't care anymore
If you miss me at all,
If you regret walking out that door

So Merry Christmas,
I really do not miss missing you
Oh yes, it's a Merry Christmas,
Now that you're no longer making me blue

All the families gather,
But now it don't really matter
That you don't come near
Cause I hear church bells ring,
Such a pretty delicate thing,
And it sounds a lot like freedom this year

And I won't even wonder,
If you're standing under the same snowfall
Cause I've let you go,
And just like all the snow,
You were never gonna stay for long
Track Name: Angels We Have Heard on High
Angels we have on heard high
Sweetly singing ore the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

Gloria in excelsis Deo!
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be?
Which inspire your heavenly song?

Key Change!

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King
Track Name: Go Tell It on the Mountain
Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere;
Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born.

While shepherds kept their watching o'er silent flocks by night,
Behold throughout the heavens there shone a Holy Light.

The shepherds feared and trembled when lo! Above the earth,
Rang out the angel chorus that hailed our Savior’s birth.

Down in a lowly manger the humble Christ was born
And brought us God's salvation that blessed Christmas morn!
Track Name: The Holly and the Ivy
The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown
Of all the trees that are in the wood
The holly wears the crown

The rising of the sun
And the running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ
Sweet singing of the choir

The holly bears a blossom
As white as lily flower
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
To be our sweet Saviour

The holly bears a berry
As red as any blood
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
To do poor sinners good