The Christmas Song

Music by Mel Tormé, lyrics by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells. SONY/ATV Tunes LLC and MPL Music Publishing Inc OBO Edwin H. Morris & Co.

Ann Norris-autoharp and vocal, Jeff Norris-acoustic bass. Quitman, Texas.

The Christmas Song was written on a very hot day in summer. Bob Wells had made a partial list of things that made him think of cooler times and laid it on top of the piano. Mel Tormé spied the list and asked, "Are you writing a new song, Bob?" "Oh, no"...he answered. "That's just a list of things that make me think of cooler times". I play the tune on my Orthey 21 bar chromatic "Carter Gold".

Ann NorrisAbout Ann Norris

Ann is an accomplished chromatic autoharper who has several prestigious claims to her skill. In 2002 she won both the Texas State Autoharp Championship and the coveted International Autoharp Championship in Winfield. It was noted that she was the only autoharp Winfield winner who accomplished that feat the first time she tried. It was her second competition ever. She has gone on to be first place winner both for vocal and musicianship at the Mt. View Jamboree competition.

But her first love is teaching others about the autoharp and she has spent the last eight years on the road infecting many with that “fever”. Her classes are packed with all levels of students waiting to be shown something new. Her ability to explain things clearly and simply have gained her a reputation as one of the best autoharp teachers around. Her enthusiasm in class is infectious and her students leave actually inspired to go home and practice more.

Contact Info:
Ann Norris
324 County Road 1354
Quitman, Tx 75783
Phone: 903-850-8820

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