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I Saw Three Ships

by 4-4-2 Music

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    Established in 2008, Telafonica (and friends') annual Christmas blockbuster continues to blow the cobwebs away from the dull, droll, dross to be heard on shopping centre P.A. systems the world over. Lashings of folk-punk, jugband bliss, electronic space exploration and melancholia sit alongside each other as Telafonica members past, present and ring-in, join in various conglomerations and guises to celebrate and have fun.

    Download comes with pdf artwork if you want to print off your own case. Just print it out, fold it in half and sew the sides up, just like we do.
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released December 1, 2013

1. Joy To The Worlds - StephenFox
Music by Lowell Mason - 1863
Stephen Fox - Programming

2. I Saw Three Ships - the onestarband
Music & Lyrics Traditional English Carol - 17th Century
Rebecca Elmer - Banjo, Voice
Adrian Elmer - Ukulele, Mandolin, Xylophone, Bass, Drums, Voice
Imojjen Elmer - Voice
Æowyn Elmer - Voice

3. The First Noel - Lessons In Time
Music by John Stainer - 1871`
Lyrics Unknown, traditional Cornish
Blake Wassell - Guitar, Ukulele, Button Accordian, Percussion, Voice
Sanna Miller - Spoken Word

4. Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) - The ABC Jugband
Music and Lyrics by Joey Ramone - 1987
Cory Duker - Clarinet
Adrian Elmer - Ukulele, Voice
Æowyn Elmer - Tap Dancing
Rebecca Elmer - Banjo
Costa Kamarados - Junk Drums
Eliza Vickers - Piano Accordian
Matthew Wakeling - Ukulele
Blake Wassell - Dobro

5. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - The Bells
Music by William H Cummings - 1855
Adapted from Felix Mendelssohn's ‘Festgesang’
Lyrics by Charles Wesley - 1739
Elena Butterfield - Maracas, Voice
Victoria Butterfield - Drums, Voice
Æowyn Elmer - Bongos, Voice
Imojjen Elmer - Tuned Bells, Xylophone, Cowbell, Voice
Sophia Kamarados - Voice
Zoe Kamarados - Djembe, Voice
Jack Martin - Tambourine, Voice

6. Once In Royal David‘s City - Jenna Wassell
Music by Henry John Ganutlett - 1849
Lyrics by Cecil Alexander Francis -1848
Blake Wassell - Dobro, Piano Accordian
Jenna Wassell - Voice

7. Christmas In The Room - Goldberry
Music and Lyrics by Sufjan Stevens - 2008
Cherry Cooper - Guitar, Autoharp, Percussion, Voice
Greg Cooper - Flute
Adrian Elmer - Ukulele, Drums, Voice
Eliza Vickers - Voice

8. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear - The Vicars
Music by Richard Storrs Willis - 1850
Lyrics by Edmund Sears - 1849
Benjamin Vickers - Spoken Word
Eliza Vickers - Piano, Voice

9. We Brought You Home On Christmas Day - St Jambience
Music by Matthew Wakeling - 2013
Matthew Wakeling - Guitar, Bass, Cable Noise, Coffe Cup, Nuts and Bolts

10. To Look - Joshua Isaac
Music by Joshua Isaac - 2013
Joshua Isaac - Programming

11. It’s Clichéd To Be Cynical At Christmas - Los Naranjitos
Music & Lyrics - Half Man, Half Biscuit - 2000
Adrian Elmer - Guitar, Bass, Organ, Drums, Voice

Mastered by Adrian Elmer @ Orange and Blue
Artwork by Rebecca Elmer

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