CD - Original
Original


 
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For the first time in a decade, the guys of Tonic Sol-fa decided to arrange together, write together and collaborate with various artists to create a genre-bending studio album entitled simply, "Original."

Enlisting Nashville session players, Kickstarter pledges, and even a top Midwestern rapper, the trio hand selected favorites; mixing an edgy, seasonal arrangement of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" with a fresh take on the Motown sounds of "I've Got a Woman"... including a tear-jerking original anthem entitled "Marching Soldiers" together with a stripped down version of fan favorite "Free at Last."
The new chapter of Tonic Sol-fa begins.

SONG LIST
Northside Gal
The River is Wide
Holiday
I'm Free At Last
I've Got a Woman
Marching Soldiers

HOLIDAY SONGS
Santa Claus is Coming To Town
Jingle Bells
Peace On Earth
Sleigh Ride
Leaving Heaven

Northside Gal

I pull a mad scheme
All around the North Side
Chasin a sweet thing
So unsatisfied
Every time I try
Crazy bout a North Side Gal

I got some good talk
But not enough game
Wooin a sweet thing
Oh, Ain't it a shame
Every time I try
Crazy bout a North Side Gal

Well, She gets colder
Every time I try to hold her
Pleasantly saying no to
Bolder and younger gentlemen
All of 'em try
Theyre crazy bout a North Side Gal

I got some money
And some wheels to drive
Old beat up guitars
And old sleazy dives
Every song I sing
It swings about a North Side Gal

Well, She gets colder
Every time I try to hold her
Pleasantly saying no to
Bolder and younger gentlemen
All of 'em tried
Theyre Crazy bout a North Side Gal

Well, I said theyre Crazy bout a North Side Gal
Crazy about a North Side Gal
Crazy about a North Side Gal
Crazy about a North Side Gal
Well, they're Crazy bout a North Side Gal
Crazy about a North Side Gal
Crazy about a North Side Gal
Crazy about a North Side Gal


The River is Wide

Verse
Well I walked to the crossroads
Through the dust and the rain
With my head hung down
For all the choices I had made

And I said to nobody
Take this burden from my hands
And if you can help me one time, Lord
Won't you help me understand

Chorus
Hold back the rising tide
Come to me dressed in white
I'll stand on the bank tonight
The river is wide

Angels don't fail me now
'Cause the water falls anyhow
And the river is wide
The river is wide

Verse
With my suitcase in hand
With these old boots in the sand
I'm gonna walk to the other side

Kick the dirt from my shoes
And I'll say "What's the use?"
A broken man ain't got no pride

Chorus

Bridge
If the sun doesn't see the likes of me
In the morning when you raise your head
You should know I won't be waking holy ghosts
I'll be dipping my toes instead

Chorus (3x)


Holiday

Holiday, O, A Holiday!
And the best one of the year
Dozing off underneath my sheets
While I cover both my ears

But if I wait for a holiday could it stop my fear?
To go away on a summerís day never seemed so clear

Holiday, still so far away
Our republic on the beach
I canít forget just how bad it gets
When Iím counting on my teeth

But if I wait for a holiday
Could it stop my fear?
To go away on a summerís day
Never seemed so clear

A vegetarian since the invasion
Sheíd never seen the word BOMBS
Sheíd never seen the word BOMBS blown up
To 96 point Futura
Sheíd never seen an AK
In a yellowy Day Glo display
A t-shirt so lovely it turned all the history books grey

Iíve got wheels, Iíve got cutter spray
And a healthy sense of worth
Half of me is the gasoline
But the other halfís the surf

So if I wait for a holiday could it stop my fear?
To go away on a summerís day never seemed so clear


Iím Free At Last
Traditional


Iíve Got a Woman

She give me money

I got a woman way over town she's good to me

I got a woman way over town she's good to me
oh yeah
I got a woman way over town she's good to me
oh yeah
She give me money when I'm in need
Yeah she's a kind of friend indeed
I got a woman way over town she's good to me
oh yeah

She saves her lovin' early in the morning just for me
oh yeah
She saves her lovin' early in the morning just for me
oh yeah
She saves her lovin' just for me oh she loves me, loves me, loves

me so tenderly
I got a woman way over town she's good to me

She's there to love me both day and night
Never grumbles or fusses always treats me right
Never runnin' in the streets and leavin' me all alone
Cause a woman she knows her place is right there now in her home
I got a woman way over town she's good to me
oh yeah

Life is too short, so love the one you got
'Cause you might get run over or you might get shot
Never start no static, I just get it off my chest
Never had to battle with no bulletproof vest
Take a small example, take a little tip from me
Take all of your money, give it all to charity

I got a woman way over town she's good to me
oh yeah
I got a woman way over town she's good to me yeah, yeah, yeah
She give me money when I'm in need
Yeah she's a kind of friend indeed

I got a woman way over town she's good to me
Oh Yeah only one!


Marching Soldiers

There is a gate that stands in front of us
There is a sleep we do not know
And a home that is closest in our dreams
Where the marching soldiers go

There is a sign that's faded into rust
There is a cadence soft and low
And a concrete road that turns to dust
Where the marching soldiers go

(2x) There is a hymn of praise to brothers lost
Rising from the fires below
And a 1000 prayers that count the cost
Where the marching soldiers go

(2x) I used to love. I used to be. Please remember me.


Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Oooh Santa Claus is coming
Santa Claus is coming to town
Oooh Santa Claus is coming
Santa Claus is coming to town

You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

He's making a list
He's checking it twice;
He's gonna find out
Who's naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows when you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!

You better watch out!
You better not cry
You better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

Howís it feel on the morning of Christmas
When you everything on your wish list
Feels good like Grandmaís kisses
Youíve gotta be nice or you just might miss it
Break it down when heís coming to town
Ho ho ho such a beautiful sound
Break it down when heís coming to town
Ho ho ho such a beautiful sound

You better watch out!
You better not cry
You better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

Sleep through it all and wake up with a pile
New toys all day you can smile

Sleep through it all and wake up with a pile
New toys all day you can smile

Break it down when heís coming to town
Ho ho ho such a beautiful sound

Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Oooh Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Oooh Santa Claus is coming to town


Jingle Bells

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bobtail ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight!

(chorus)
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way.
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

A day or two ago

I thought I'd take a ride

And soon, Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side,
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
He got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot.


Peace On Earth

Peace on earth, good will to men
And men have sought it from the start
I felt it when I asked you in
Now peace on earth lives in my heart
Now peace on earth lives in my heart

Peace on earth, the angels said
As peace lay in a manger bed
Not the peace that this world gives
But God with man has come to live

Peace on earth, good will to men
And men have sought it from the start
I felt it when I asked you in
Now peace on earth lives in my heart
Now peace on earth lives in my heart

Not to end all earthly war
As countless soul were longing for
But throug this blessed Holy Child
God and man are reconciled

Peace on earth, good will to men
And men have sought it from the start
I felt it when I asked you in
Now peace on earth lives in my heart
Now peace on earth lives in my heart

When empty was this heart of mine
And I longed for peace I could not find
But finally I laid down my pride
Now peace on earth lives here inside


Sleigh Ride

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling ring ting tingling too
Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you
Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling "yoo-hoo"
You know, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with

you, you-hoo-hoo

Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap
Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap

Our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy cozy are we
(ring-a-ling-a-ling-a-ding-dong-ding)
We're snuggled up together like birds of a feather would be
(ring-a-ling-a-ling-a-ding-dong-ding)
Let's take the road before us and sing a chorus or two
You know, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with

you, you-hoo-hoo

Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap
Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap

Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap
Let's go, let's look at the show
We're riding in a wonderland of snow
Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap
Youíre so grand, when youíre holding your hand
We're riding along to the song of a wintry fairyland

Our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy cozy are we
We're snuggled up together like birds of a feather would be
Let's take the road before us and sing a chorus or two
Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you,

you-hoo-hoo
Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap
Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap

Now look on top of the rooftop we pause, just like the Claus
Noses so red, Poinsettias in a vase
Yo Pillsbury dough boy, gingerbread tough
Heís coming down through the chimney with a sack full of stuff
The winter ice so cold, yeah it's clogging my snuff
I need the fireplace hot get the logs in the ov'
Until I get my eggnog a-fog foggin' me up
Catch me candy cane crunchin' - come on!

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling ring ting tingling too
Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you
Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling "yoo-hoo"
You know, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with all

of you

Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap
Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap


Leaving Heaven

Well, itís been real nice living way up here
In paradise, over the atmosphere
But I canít stay long, gotta make my way
Iím leaving Heaven today

You see the world is dark and it needs a light
Iím gonna hang a star in the eastern sky
So everybodyís gonna know where I touch down
Iím leaving Heaven right now

Iím gonna walk around that broken Earth
Trading in these streets of gold
So if you ever wonder how much youíre worth
You should know
That youíre the reason why Iím leaving Heaven

Ainít gonna be no kingdom, ainít gonna be no crown
Just a little old manger, in a little old town
But itíll do just fine for this humble King
Iím leaving Heaven let all the angels sing

Iím gonna walk around that broken Earth
Trading in these streets of gold
So if you ever wonder how much youíre worth
You should know
Youíre the reason why Iím leaving Heaven

And when my time comes to an end
Iíll lay down my life like a truest friend
And when I get back home, Iím gonna make some room
So, donít you worry, Ďcause Iím coming back for you

And you will say goodbye to that broken Earth
Youíre gonna walk on streets of gold
And if you ever wonder what my love is worth
Well you should know
That Iím the reason youíll be seeing Heaven
Oh, youíre the reason why Iím leaving Heaven
Iím leaving Heaven


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Orignal December 11, 2015
Reviewer: Patricia Pagel from Wausau, WI United States  
WELL DONE guys! Great collection, Leaving Heaven is fantastic.   Last night I had the privilege of watching you preform at Wis Rapids, when you preformed Joseph song it brought tears to my eyes...what a wonderful perspective.  It was the 6th concert of yours I've gone to and won't be my last.  Thanks for sharing your talents.

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