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Christmas Carols

Trevor, Wendy and Sheila they all lived next door
Then there was me and that made us four
We all sang in St Peters church choir in my village home
On Christmas Eve we sang carols as round the village we would roam

We sang at every door in the village on that night
Wishing all a merry Christmas as they turned on their porch light
We sang the entire carol every single verse
Though sometimes the snow would just get worse and worse

All the money that we raised went to Overley Hall
To help keep the place open a benefit to all
Our last carol of the night was always at the York’s
He and his missus couldn’t they half talk

She would play piano and we would sing along
He would sit by fireside joining in the song
After we had finished they showed us to the door
With cake and fruit and a donation even though they might be poor

They had no children of their own so enjoyed our carol singing
We always left with words of thanks and exaltations ringing
We would find our way home it would be after ten
We used to count the money gat ourselves warm and then

They would go home back to the house next door
I would go up to my room and sleep deep that for sure
We would get up the next day and Christmas day was there
Yet Christmas Eve and carol singing was great for us to share 

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  1. Date: 12/17/2012 12:39:00 PM
    Congratulations on your fine win, Owen. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Annalise

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 6:11:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win I too love caroling and have a hard time getting anyone to go... Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 2:29:00 PM
    Wonderful memories recalled here Owen...congrats on your win - Tim

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 6:14:00 AM
    Wonderful X-Mas poem, Owen... Congrats on your win! Terry

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 5:12:00 AM
    This is an extremely beautiful Christmas poem my dear friend Owen! My big congratulations on your well-deserved win! I truly had enjoyed reading your story on singing Christmas carols with your friends! Excellent rhyme as well! Advance Merry merry Christmas to you and your love ones! love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 5:00:00 AM
    Congrats on your win.... Kinda makes me want to join in your tradition... Great Poem..... Jake

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 4:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your big win Owen my friend xx

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 12:08:00 AM
    I sure would like to hear your singing voice. My grandpa's last name is owens, kind of like your first name. he loved to sing, and he told us it was for being Welsh. What a lovely tradition you told of. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 8:19:00 PM
    Owen, Congratulations with your awesome win~ feeling the joy of somewhat :-)~PD

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 8:11:00 PM
    Nice :-) win

  1. Date: 11/25/2012 2:48:00 PM
    I did the same in my younger years.. :o)

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 2:45:00 PM
    Love your little story Owen.... glad you enjoyed them Christmas caroling days....another good poem...pd