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Merry Xmas Polka
 Dinah Shore
TNT 228
ID: 10970

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Lou Taddia
Lou Taddia
Cue Sheet


Sides face grand square
Come on and dance the Merry Christmas polka
Let everyone be happy and gay
It's the season to be jolly and deck the halls with holly
So let's have a jolly holiday

Four ladies promenade inside the ring
Swing at home and promenade
Dancing with your beau beneath the mistletoe
Merry Christmas everyone

FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Heads go forward up and back
Square thru 4 hands and go
Dosado the corner then make a right hand star
Turn it, turn it once around
Girls u-turn back, left allemande, dosado at home
Swing the corner round and promenade
*Every heart will start to tingle when sleigh bells jingle
Merry Christmas everyone


Merry Christmas everyone


*Dancing with your beau, strutting round you go
This polka is for everyone

*Roll out the barrels and sing out the carols
Tis the season to be jolly so hang up the holly

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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The Merry Christmas Polka  (1964)

They're tuning up the fiddles now,
The fiddles now, the fiddles now;
There's wine to warm the middles now
And set your head awhirl.

Around and round the room we go,
The room we go, the room we go;
Around and round the room we go,
So get yourself a girl.

Now ev'ry heart will start to tingle,
When sleigh bells jingle on Santa's sleigh;
Together we will greet Kris Kringle
And another Christmas Day.

Come on and dance the merry Christmas polka;
Let ev'ryone be happy and gay.
Oh, it's the time to be jolly and deck the halls with holly;
So let's have a jolly holiday.

Come on and dance the merry Christmas polka;
Another joyous season has begun.
Roll out the Yuletide barrels and sing out the carols,
A merry Christmas ev'ryone!

Come on and dance the merry Christmas polka;
Let ev'ry lady step with her beau
Around a tree to the ceiling with lots of time for stealing
Those kisses beneath the mistletoe.

Come on and dance the merry Christmas polka,
With ev'rybody joining in the fun;
Roll out the barrels that cheer you, and shout till they hear you,
A merry Christmas ev'ryone

Lyrics by Willie Phelps.
Recorded by Dinah Shore.

It is the most wonderful experience to be able to hear my grandfather, Lou Taddia's voice again. Sadly he passed away in 1993 but not a day goes by that his family does not think of him. He had such a beautiful voice and an even bigger heart and I want to thank you for sharing it on your website.
Posted by Christine on 27 March 2011     ID: 510
This brought joyful tears to my eyes, thank you to my daughter Christine for her dedication to her grandfather, he means the world to all of us. His passion for square dancing brought enjoyment and fun to many people.To my best friend, my dad, you will never be forgotten.
Posted by Rena Taddia on 2 August 2011     ID: 539
I never got to meet my grandfather but by hearing all of the wonderful and
joyous stories about him, I knew I would have loved for him to be here with
me today. Him singing this song is one of the few things I have ever heard
his voice in and hearing his voice makes me think of what I need to do with
myself to live up to his standards. Hearing this over and over again brings
tears of joy to my eyes and I know that my grandfather Lou Taddia will live
on with me and my family forever. Also thank you to my sister for Mekong
me hear my grandfathers voice possible.
Posted by Shane Dillon on 18 May 2018     ID: 1080
Came across this site in some old emails I was reading. I miss my Papa Louie very much and hearing his voice tonight filled me with joy and sadness. Joy because he had such an amazing voice and I cherish all memories of him. Sadness because he is truly missed. It has been 27 years since he passed. I am getting married this year and wish he could be there, but I know he will be looking down on us that day as he always is.
Posted by Lindsay Croteau on 13 February 2020     ID: 1222
Handle List
1432  Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
519 Forward & Back [Basic]
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
429 Dosado [Basic]
2048 Special Star 3 (Facing to Belles UTB)
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
1256 U-Turn Back [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1700 Corner IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]

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