That Spirit of Christmas Song Lyrics and Chords

Ray Charles


That Spirit of Christmas Song Lyrics and Chords by Ray Charles


[chordpress float=”none” format=”yes” hbnotation=”no” interactive=”no” transpose=”0″]That Spirit of Christmas
Recorded by Ray Charles
Written by Joel D. Webster, Mable John
and Parnell Davidson
[C]Christmas is the time of year[F] [C]
For being with the [F]one’s we [C]love[F] [C]
Sharing so much joy and cheer
What a wonderful [F]feelin’
Watching the [C]one’s we love[F] [C]
Having so much [G7]fun

I was [C]sittin’ by the fire side [F] [C]
Taking a [F]walk through the [C]snow [F] [C]
Listening to a children’s choir
Singing songs about [F]Jesus
The blessed way that He [C]came to us[F] [C]
Why can’t it remain[F] [C]
All through the [F]year
Each day the [C]same[F] [C]
Well that is what I wanna [G7]hear[C]
[G7]It’s truly amazin’ [F]
That spirit of [C]Christmas[F]
[C](All the kin folk gather round [F] [C]
The lovely Christmas tree [F] [C]
Hearts are glowing [F]full of [C]joy
Sense the gifts that we’re [F]giving
And the love that we’re [C]living)
Why can’t it remain (why can’t it remain)
Oh all through the [F]year (all [A#7]through the [F]year)
Each day the [C]same (each day the same)
That’s what I [G7]wanna hear
I’ll tell ya it’s truly amazin'[F]
That [C]spirit of Christmas[F] [C]
(Why can’t it remain) why can’t it remain
(All through the [F]year) all through the year
(Each day the [C]same) [F]each day the [C]same
That’s what I [G7]wanna hear
Listen to me it’s truly amazin’ [F]
That spirit of [C]Christmas [F]
[C]Oh it’s truly [G7]amazin’
[F]That spirit of [C]Christmas
Ain’t it so it’s truly [G7]amazin’
[F]Yeah that spirit of [C]Christmas
(Oh [F]Christmas) ch [C]Christmas[/chordpress]




Who sang the the song That Spirit of Christmas?
– The song That Spirit of Christmas was sang by Ray Charles.


Who is Ray Charles?
– Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Among friends and fellow musicians he preferred being called “Brother Ray”. He was often referred to as “the Genius”. Charles was blinded during childhood due to glaucoma.Charles pioneered the soul music genre during the 1950s by combining blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel styles into the music he recorded for Atlantic. He contributed to the integration of country music, rhythm and blues, and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, notably with his two Modern Sounds albums. While he was with ABC, Charles became one of the first black musicians to be granted artistic control by a mainstream record company.Charles’ 1960 hit “Georgia On My Mind” was the first of his three career No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. His 1962 album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music became his first album to top the Billboard 200. Charles had multiple singles reach the Top 40 on various Billboard charts: 44 on the US R&B singles chart, 11 on the Hot 100 singles chart, 2 on the Hot Country singles charts.Charles cited Nat King Cole as a primary influence, but his music was also influenced by Louis Jordan and Charles Brown. He had a lifelong friendship and occasional partnership with Quincy Jones. Frank Sinatra called Ray Charles “the only true genius in show business,” although Charles downplayed this notion. Billy Joel said, “This may sound like sacrilege, but I think Ray Charles was more important than Elvis Presley”.For his musical contributions, Charles received the Kennedy Center Honors, the National Medal of Arts, and the Polar Music Prize. He won 17 Grammy Awards, including 5 posthumously. Charles was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987, and 10 of his recordings have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone ranked Charles No. 10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and No. 2 on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

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