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Merry Christmas From The Blind Pig Gang

Silent Night

The whole Blind Pig & the Acorn Gang-wishes you a very Merry Christmas!! We’d like to give each of you a gift-a song.

Good Christian Men Rejoice was written by Henry Suso in the 14th century. John Mason Neale translated the song to English in 1853. I believe both men would be proud of Pap and Paul’s version.

Doesn’t it just blow your mind to think about a song written in the 14th century being sung today? I know I’m slightly prejudice when it comes to Paul and Pap-but their version of the old song is truly harmonic perfection.

Enjoy your day!



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    Lonnie L. Dockery
    January 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Thanks Tipper! I got it…and it’s on the desktop!

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    December 27, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Blessed Christmas Season to all of the Blind Pig Family, and especially Thank You to Pap and Paul for yet another bit of music sung right from their hearts!!
    Since the Christmas time of year is one that is perfect to express Thankfulness, let me say that Tipper and the Blind Pig Family have touched my heart over and over again since I found you all this year..It’s like visiting beloved relatives that live too far away to visit in person, and you do all your chatting by email or letters..Each day is a gift from your family to each of us out here in cyberspace..I am thankful that you share your thoughts and the happenings in your family and in your beautiful mountain community…Even though I don’t post very often, I’m here, way down in Louisiana, checking in every day, and being richly blessed by your words and those of the folks that reply..
    May we all have a wonderful New Year.

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    December 26, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Obviously I’m a bit behind, but I hope the Blind Pig family had a merry and joyous holiday!

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    Angie Siddall
    December 26, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Do you ever travel to NB, Canada to do your music at jamborees? Where are you folks located? NC?
    I would love to promote your music here if you were to do a tour.
    Angie, from Woodstock New Brunswick, Canada

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    December 26, 2011 at 11:03 am

    tipper – thank you for the song! i have loved playing your christmas songs. i have also loved reading your blogs everyday. merry christmas and wishing you much love and joy in the new year!

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    kenneth o. hoffman
    December 26, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Tipper: from sedro woolley ,way out west. a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. you have made us a happier people, for your beautiful pros and song. k.o.h

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    December 25, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Thank you Tipper and your family for making each day a little brighter by reading your blogs. You are a true inspiration to many people and I for one feel so blessed to know you through reading your daily blogs, listening to the great music your family plays and sings and knowing that you really care about your friends and loved ones. I hope you have had a blessed Christmas Day.

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    Shane Moad
    December 25, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    A very Merry Christmas from our family down here in Australia to all on this wonderful site!

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    Suzi Phillips
    December 25, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Lucky me-I installed Quicktime to my desktop several months ago. I just clicked on your link & Pap & Paul were instantly in my living room! Great song-I love music from the middle ages. Merry Christmas to all-

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    Elizabeth K
    December 25, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Merry Christmas Tipper to you and all of yours! May the New Year bring all of you much love and joy!

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    December 25, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Merry CHRISTmas ya’all!!!
    God bless.

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    December 25, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Merry Christmas Tipper and Thank You for all the wonderful blog post you share about this region I just moved here to NC and I love it here and learning from you all the “Good Stuff”!
    Smiles, Cyndi

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    December 25, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Merry Christmas and thanks for the
    song. I would just hate to have to
    choose a favorite, of all the songs you all sing. Its nice to have your radio player going as I
    do my chores. I’m going to see if
    I can find a couple of presents for supper at the beautiful Nantahala River…Ken

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    Sue Crane
    December 25, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Merry Christmas Tipper & Co. Just flew home from Houston today and am greeted by this great music. Thanks!

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    December 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Merry Christmas to all of you at Blind Pig and the Acorn!!

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    susie swanson
    December 25, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Merry Christmas Tipper to you and your family..Susie

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    Ed Ammons
    December 25, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Sorry, That was Ctrl-S

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    Ed Ammons
    December 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    It took me a while to save the file. My browser didn’t give me the option to save or save as. I could listen but couldn’t save it ’til I pushed shift-S. Then I saved it to my desktop. It sounded good through the browser but much better when I played it using Media Player. If anyone else has the same problem try shift-S.
    I don’t think the song can be done any better than Pap and Paul did it. Thanks!! and all ya’ll have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy 2012.

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    December 25, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you, and thank you for the lovely song.

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    December 25, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Merry Christmas to all the Blind Pig gang —as usual the song has beautiful tomes and harmony—you are a very talented bunch and may you blessed on this glorious day.

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    December 25, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Merry Christmas to you Tipper and all the rest of your wonderful family!!! God Bless!!

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    Tim Mclemore
    December 25, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Good Morning, and Merry Christmas to you and your family. The song was very nice as always, God has truly blessed you and your family with talent that spreads joy to a lot of people, thru song and here on the Blind Pig, may he bless you and yours this next year for all the good you spread to so many..

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    Miss Cindy
    December 25, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Thank you Tipper, Pap and Paul do a fine job of the song.
    A very Merry Christmas to the Blind Pig Family and a happy and prosperous new year!

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    Debby Brown
    December 25, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Thank you dear Tipper for the gift of song you shared with us all. A song is one given from the heart.
    I hope you and yours have a beautiful day filled with joy and that you are surrounded with love. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family.

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    Sheryl Paul
    December 25, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Thank you and Merry Christmas to all the Blind Pig Gang.

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    Karen Larsen
    December 25, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Merry Christmas to you, Tipper, and your whole musical and very creative family. Thank you for your work and dedication to your blog, which informs me and makes each day start with such a positive message. Happy New Year to you and to all who read and comment on your blog!!

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    Rick Kratzke
    December 25, 2011 at 8:33 am

    From the Whitetail Woods posse to yours we hope your Christmas as as warm and relaxing as any.
    God Bless!

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    Uncle Al
    December 25, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Thank you for the gift! There is great harmony in that song as well as many they do. Wishing you and the Blind Pig gang a Joyful, Merry Christmas and thanking God for our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

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    Don Casada
    December 25, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Thank you for the gift, Tipper, but then you give us all a gift every day. God bless you, dear friend to many.

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    B. Ruth
    December 25, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Thanks for the gift…and your all year gift as well.
    Taking the time to provide us a place to remember and keep in our hearts is a great gift..
    Thanks Tipper….
    Merry Christmas to all…

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    December 25, 2011 at 7:47 am

    I got to hear the song Tipper. It was all you said it would be. Pap and Paul harmonize so well. To me The Carter Family and The Everly Brothers could harmonize better than anybody. Now I have decided they will have to make room for Paul and Pap in their “Club”.

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    Angie Siddall
    December 25, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Wonderful gift of music. Your harmonious voices is definitely music to my ears. I would love to crawl through my computer to join you with a part in the harmony. I thoroughly enjoy your songs, as they were songs I grew up singing and hearing. Absolutely fantastic stuff, thank you so much for sharing your God given gift with All. Many more blessings to you. A fan from Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada Angie

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    December 25, 2011 at 6:09 am

    thank you Tipper, it worked, i did what you said and it PLAYS… great idea and a great gift. Merry Christmas, i am thinking you are opening gifts fright now, it is 6:09 here hugs from Florida

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