Breaking Up Christmas reel

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Breaking Up Christmas has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Breaking Up Christmas
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: "A" efed cBcd | "A" efed [c2e2] [c2e2] | "A" efed cBAc | "E" BABc "A" [A2E2] [A2E2] |
"A" efed cBcd | "A" efed [c2e2] [c2e2] | "A" [c2a2] [c2a2] "G" [=g2B2] [=g2B2] | "Em" ed =c2 "Am" [E4A4] :|
|: "A" EFAB [c2e2] [c2e2] | "E" BABc BAFE | "A" EFAB [c2e2] f2 | "E" ecBc "A" [E2A2] [E2A2] |
"A" EFAB [c2e2] [c2e2] | "E" BABc BAFE | "A" EFAB [c2e2] f2 | "E" ec B2 "A" [E4A4] :|

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Breaking Up Christmas

A tune that we play at our old-timey session in Bristol (UK) - but only once a year, at our last session of the year, in December.

At that same session we also play: "Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over"

Which I’ve already posted here:

https://thesession.org/tunes/15036#setting27811

Breaking Up Christmas - Lyrics

For those who care sing along to the tune, here are the lyrics:

Hooray Jake, Hooray John,
Breaking Up Christmas all day long.

Way back yonder a long time ago,
The old folks danced at the do-si-do.

Santa Claus come, done and gone,
Breaking up Christmas right along.

- which are sung to the "B" section of the tune.