Christmas Songs

by Elsa Jayne

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Merry Christmas and warmest thoughts to you all.
I recorded Christmas Songs in my home, and if you listen closely you can even hear the wood floors creaking. My Gramma, Fay Koss, makes her album debut in Bboon (Winter) as she pronounces "Bboon" for me over the phone in Anishinaabemowin.
Chi-Meegwetch for listening and for all your support.
Lots of love,
Elsa Jayne

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released December 1, 2016

God With Us: Written by Elsa Jayne

The Holly and the Ivy: Written by Cecil Sharp

Bboon (Winter): Written by Elsa Jayne

Christmas in the Room: Written by Sufjan Stevens

O Holy Night: Written by Adolphe Adam


All songs performed, arranged and produced by Elsa Jayne
Guest phone call on Bboon by Gramma, Fay Koss

Cover art and booklet design by Elsa Jayne

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Elsa Jayne Kitchener, Ontario

Elsa Jayne is a First Nations singer-songwriter from Kitchener, Ontario.

From the whispering winds to the blur of city lights, there is wonder in everything. Captivated by the everyday beauty that surrounds her, Elsa Jayne's songs invite her audience in on a magical secret. ... more

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Track Name: God With Us
God With Us

I’m sure it was beautiful that night with the stars in the sky,
But just one shone the way to new life.
Mary was pondering that night of the one who was inside.
He has come to save our lives.
Emmanuel, God with us. Emmanuel God with us.
We saw the star in the East and have come to worship Him, God’s blessed son.
We saw the star in the East and have come to worship Him.
Emmanuel, God with us. Emmanuel God with us.
I’m sure it was beautiful that night,
With the angels on high singing praises of Hallelujah.
Mary was pondering that night of the one who was inside.
He has come to save our lives.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel...
Mary was pondering that night of the one who was inside.
He has come to save our lives, He has come to save our lives.
He has come. He has come. He has come. He will come...
Track Name: The Holly and the Ivy
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 bears the crown.
The rising of the sun and the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ, sweet singing in the choir.
The holly bears the blossom as white as the lily flower,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to be our sweet Saviour:
The rising of the sun and the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ, sweet singing in the choir.
The holly bears a berry, as red as any blood,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to do poor sinners good:
The rising of the sun and the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ, sweet singing in the choir.
The holly bears a prickle, as sharp as any thorn,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ on Christmas day in the morn.
The rising of the sun and the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ, sweet singing in the choir.
The holly bears a bark, as bitter as any gall,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ for to redeem us all:
The rising of the sun and the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ, sweet singing in the choir.
Track Name: Bboon (Winter)
Bboon (Winter)

Aaniin, Bboon. How are you? Aaniin, Bboon. How are you?
I see your frost on my window, I catch your snow on my tongue.
Aaniin, Bboon. How are you? Aaniin, Bboon. How are you?
You bring us cold and beauty, we stay warm and watch the world turn white.
All of the seasons, all of the people are connected.
All of the seasons, all of the ages are connected like a snowflake. Like a snowflake.
Aaniin, Bboon. How are you? Aaniin, Bboon. How are you?
Track Name: Christmas in the Room
Christmas In The Room

No travel bags, no shopping malls
No candy canes, no Santa Claus
For as the day of rest draws near
It's just the two of us this year
No silver bells or mistletoe
We'll kiss and watch our TV show
I'll come to you, I'll sing to you
Like it's Christmas in the room
I'll dance with you, I'll laugh with you
'Til it's Christmas in the room
No traffic jams, no ice and storm
Far in the house the fire is warm
No Christmas tree, no Great Parade
It's just an ordinary day
No parties planned, no place to go
It's just the two of us alone
And in the house we see a light
That comes what we feel inside
I'll come to you, I'll sing to you
Like it's Christmas in the room
I'll dance with you, I'll laugh with you
'Til it's Christmas in the room
'Til it's Christmas in the room
Oh, I can see the day when we'll die
But I don't care to think of silence
For now I hear you laughing
The greatest joy is like the sunrise
No gifts to give, they're all right here
Inside our hearts, the glorious cheer
And in the house we see a light
That comes from what we know inside
I'll come to you, I'll sing to you
Like it's Christmas in the room
I'll dance with you, I'll laugh with you
'Til it's Christmas in the room
I'll come to you, I'll sing to you
Like it's Christmas in the room
I'll dance with you, I'll laugh with you
Like it's Christmas in the room
Like it's Christmas in the room
Track Name: O Holy Night
O Holy Night

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

Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices

For yonder breaks a new 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

O night divine
Truly he taught us to love one another
His law is love, and his gopel is peace
Chains shall He break, for the slave is our brother
And in His name, all oppression shall cease
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices

For yonder breaks a new 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

O night divine