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Christmas Comes But Once a Year


Carols The Children's Hymnal 1911 Song 80

J W Elliott
arr. Ron Porter

Allegretto moderately fast (116-146 bpm)

Allegretto e = 130 Flute

8 &b 6 6 &b 8

1.Christ 2.Christ 3.Christ -

mas comes mas comes mas comes

but by but

once once once

j .
a a a year, year, year,

F 7

Piano

? 6 b 8
E m7(# 5)

b .. n ..

Drum Set

6 8

x
C


B b/D C 7/E F

x x R
A m/C

Fl.

&b

Pno.

D. S.

j b & J J ? b j J 3 x
3

Man - y~a bless - ing Gold - en lights are Time of hap - py

j j

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bring glow meet -

ing; ing; ing;

An Thus Wake,

j
gel tones the Child my soul,

n J

we to re -

. x

J J

j J

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D m7
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Christmas Comes But Once a Year

Fl.

&b

j .

Eb 7

C7

seem to hear, chil - drendear, ceive theGuest


6

Soft - ly to shep - herds Ev - er His love is Shep-herds and kings are

sing show greet -

C/F

b j &

Pno.

D. S.

?b J 6 x x R
9

j # p # J

j b

J x

j .. cresc. j .. . x x
C7

ing, ing, ing,

Fl.

&b

B b/F

E /F

B b2

sing show greet


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sing show greet -

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ing. ing. ing.

ing, ing, ing,

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Pno.

D. S.

j dim. j J x

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x x R

Christmas Comes But Once a Year


F
12

F
1, 2.

Fl.

&b

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3.

12

Pno.

& b . . ?

1, 2.

12

D. S.

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3.

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