Appalachia Christmas Music

Christmas Time’s A Coming


I can hardly believe Christmas is almost here. Time has flown by since I changed jobs back in September and I guess that’s why I’m feeling like Christmas has snuck up on me this year.

The girls learned “Christmas Time’s A Coming” last year. We’ve had a few Christmas gigs in the last week and every time we play the song I feel like saying “I know it’s coming and it’s coming way too fast!”

According to Wikipedia, the song was written by¬†Benjamin Franklin “Tex” Logan, Jr.

Bill Monroe helped spread the tune’s popularity, but I’m most familiar with Sammy Kershaw’s version of the song, and I’m betting that’s where the girls learned it since their daddy is awful partial to Sammy’s version.

I hope you enjoyed the video!


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    Ed Ammons
    December 16, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    I guess my comment earlier didn’t make it through but the essence of it is in a comment on YouTube. I’m not sure who moderates the BlindPig on there but I got a nice reply. Thank You!

    PS: Thank God for the loop feature. If you think the first playthrough is great you ought to listen to the sixteenth.

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    December 16, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    I enjoyed the song. It’s so lively and cheerful for a dreery here in Richmond, Va.

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    Charles Howell
    December 16, 2018 at 11:40 am

    The best! Christmas, for me, is a gradual, joyful progression of feeling. Chitter & Chatter added so much to my Sunday morning. I placed a Star on top of our tree with the song in my head (on my lips as well.) I love the Videos. The music wouldn’t be the same without the obvious joy on their faces as they perform. Merry Christmas to you, Tipper, and your family, friends and Fans. I am one.

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    Janis Sullivan
    December 16, 2018 at 11:36 am

    I just love all your family. Wonderful song, ladies. You provide so many blessings in my life all the time. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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    Janis Sullivan
    December 16, 2018 at 11:34 am

    I just love all your family. Wonderful song, ladies. You provide so many blessings in my life.

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    Pamela Danner
    December 16, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Loved it! My dad used to go around singing that song every year at Christmas.

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    Ed Karshner
    December 16, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Great version of the song! I’m going through a Sammy Kershaw revival myself.

    We have had the Wilson Christmas CD on rotation the last week. Great music.

    Where has the year gone?

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    Bill Burnett
    December 16, 2018 at 9:46 am

    I would like to wish the whole Blind Pig Gang a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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    December 16, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Tipper, your girls are wonderful. Your family is blessed with talent. Thanks for all you do. Hope your family has the best Christmas. God Bless!

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    Ron Stephens
    December 16, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Yes, Christmas always seems to come with a rush. It is one of those things that one can’t seem to ever be completely prepared for. And then we get anxious and then we feel guilty because we know we’re missing the real spirit of Christmas. But we don’t fail completely.

    I got the sound loud and clear this time! Great song but better a ngers and players. You all are a blessing.

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    Miss Cindy
    December 16, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Oh Tipper, I can’t believe Christmas is almost here and I didn’t even change jobs! That’s a great job on the song.
    I’ve also enjoyed the very old Christmas Card pictures you’ve been featuring. They remind me of my grandmother!

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    December 16, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Wait….. I’m not ready yet. Seems like the older you get the faster time goes. I really enjoyed their singing this morning and it sure seemed like they were enjoying it too. God Bless!

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    Wesley P Bossman
    December 16, 2018 at 7:05 am

    That was great! Thanks for the music, the vocabulary, the genuineness, and the wonderful mountain insights you bring to us each day. I wish you all a very happy, family filled, blessed Christmas! I have become a big fan of the girls, Paul, and Tipper this year!

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    Don Byers
    December 16, 2018 at 6:37 am

    Good song! I remember it from way back……early ’50’s I guess.

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