Christmas Time Will Soon be Over

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CHRISTMAS TIME WILL SOON BE OVER. AKA and see "Christmas Time in the Morning." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, north Georgia. A Major ('A' part) & A Mixolydian ('B' part). Standard, AEae or ADae tunings (fiddle). AAB. A bluegrass song derivative of John Carson's "Christmas Time" tune is fiddler Tex Logan's "Christmas Time's a-Comin,'" although the chorus seems based on the 'B' part of "Mississippi Sawyer."

Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over, (x3)
Then we'll join the band.
Come on gals, lets go up the river, (x3)
Then we'll join the band.


Source for notated version: Fiddlin' John Carson and Earl Johnson (Kuntz, Phillips).

Printed sources: Kuntz (Ragged but Right), 1987; p. 312. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 51.

Recorded sources: County 514, Fiddlin' John Carson and the Virginia Reelers – "Hell Broke Loose in Georgia" (originally recorded 1927). Victor Vi45273 (78 RPM), Fiddling John Carson and the Virginia Reelers (1927).


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