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The Christmas Song

by Cathi Ogden and Ian Date



Cathi Ogden and I did a couple of gigs recently. We were rehearsing for our last show recently. We thought it would be a good idea to do something for Christmas. Please enjoy and a have a safe and happy festive season.


Magpies sitting on an open deck,
Sunshine burning off your face.
Throw another prawn on the Weber dear
And won't you fetch another beer?
Everbody knows Uncle Ken can't help himself
And Aunty Alice is a lush
The kids run amuck,
Too much, sugar and junk
They'll still be high, this time on Boxing Day.

You know that Santa's on his way
He'll hit New Zealand and Australia in a day.
When you look up and see his reindeer, say goodbye.
Come back for New Years Eve, a party at Bondi,

And so I'm offering this simple phrase,
To kids, from 1 to 92
Although its been said, many times, many ways,
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas to you.


released December 21, 2022
Cathi Ogden - vocal
Ian Date - acoustic guitar




Ian Date Australia

Professional guitar player since 1975. Still going. Based in Ireland since 2002. Based in OZ since 2022. Worked in theatre, festivals, radio, television, recording, production, publishing, soundtracks, writing.

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