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Keep The Spirit

Keep The Spirit

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Keep The Spirit
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Christmas time is everywhere
Caroling is in the air.
Live for peace we love to say
We'll keep the spirit every day.

On Christmas Eve we'll have a tree
That's healthy and alive,
So every year we can watch it grow
Beneath the scented branches
And the many colored lights
Are the presents wrapped
And tied in special bows,
Presents wrapped and tied
In special bows.


The winter snow is falling,
Fetch my mittens and my sled.
Smell the food and sip a cup of tea.
We'll talk in jolly company
Until we go to bed.
In the morning
We can race to the tree.
In the morning
We can race to the tree.


Some light Hanukkah candles
Eight days in a row.
Some worship baby Jesus
Who was born so long ago.
And I know
Whatever we believe in, we create.
The universe
Joins all the voices of the Earth


Gather all the family,
Gather all the friends,
Gather all the folks
Along the way.
Gather all the world,
Everybody kin to kin;
Share in the holiday,
Share in the holiday.


Keep The Spirit

 Song Credits:

Words and Music by Lorraine D. Bayes and Dennis Westphall
Vocal Arrangement: Dan Schmitt
Lead vocal: Lorraine D. Bayes
Bass: Dan Dean
Keyboards: Nick Moore
© 1982

 Album Credits:

Produced and Arranged: Daniel Bayes Deardorff
Album direction and Management: Lorraine D. Bayes and Dennis Westphall
Cover Illustration” Lisa W. Bade
Sleeve art and graphics: T. R. Ritchie
Recorded at Triad Studios; Redmond, WA.
Engineer: Larry Nefzger
and at Crow Studio; Seattle, WA.
Engineer: John Nelson
Keep The Spirit, Christmas Town, Santa's
Belly Boogie, and Peace Child recorded at
Steve Lawson Productions: Seattle. WA.
Engineer: Bruce Calder
Mastered at K Disc; Hollywood, CA by John Golden


Accordion: Murl Allen Sanders
Acoustic Guitar: Dennis Westphall
Bass: Steve Allen, Dan Dean,
Dan Schmitt, & Garrett Smith
Drum: Ricky Lynn Johnson
Electric Guitar: Michael Eads
English Horn, Ocarina: Nancy Rumbel
Fiddle: Eric Chappelle
Keyboards: Nick Moore & Muri Allen Sanders
Mandolin: Danny Deardorrf
Saxophone, Flute: Richard Warner

Background Vocalists:

Lorraine D. Bayes
Angie Bolton
Danny Deardorff
Tonya Ferris
Dan Schmitt
Dennis Westphall

We would like to express our appreciation to the Tickle Tune Typhoon Dancers. Thank you for your time, skill and creative energy : Angie Bolton, Michael Clawson,
Debbie Gilbert, Ingrid Hurlen, Jo Anne Petroff, Gary Reed, and Lassie Webster.

A warm thank you to Steve Boyce for traveling many roads along the way, bringing the sound of Tickle Tune Typhoon to many children.
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