Track Two of Four. This is the last carol I started work on, but it fit the best in this spot (for some odd reason, the carols with the fastest tempos in these projects always seem to work best as track two. See “Up On The Housetop” and “Jungle Bells” from the two previous years). I looked at the title on this year’s carol list… and thought “What in the world am I gonna do with this one?” Luckily – it’s amazing what one can concoct when feeling a little under the gun – ideas began to form immediately. This tune is normally in 6/8 time, but I forced it into a fast-paced 4/4 here… except for the last chorus, which I decided to play straight. The surf-rock/espionage/James Bond part… well, to be honest, I don’t know where that idea came from, but I’m glad it’s there. It also served as a flimsy excuse to use a vibra-slap. Can’t go wrong there, right? Enjoy and I’ll see you here next Thursday for Part 3.
Previously: Angels We Have Heard On High