Here are the lyrics to The Christmas Waltze, written by Phil Jackson & Jan Pulsford.
The lyrics are an unveiling of long pining emotions and bittersweet memories of losing love and wishing for it to be the way it was, once... long, long ago.
The song was inspired initially by Jim Reeves, as this is what my Christmas' as a young boy always involved.. the sound of him was just Christmas to me. The other inspiration came from the authentic old time country waltz style of music, which was very dominant in early hillbilly, honky tonk and mountain music. Which I found a lot from listening to Jim Reeves, the Louvin Brothers and Jimmie Rodgers, to name a few of the pioneers.
The rest of it comes from just the classic heart wrenching feeling that Christmas brings me and others.. that hopefully you'll all recognise too.
None of this would have happened without Jan Pulsford lighting the touch paper, saying 'lets write a Christmas song for Nashville', giving my head, fingers and voice a direction to head in. With Jan co writing, we proceeded to form the story and song of the Christmas Waltze, molding it into something to warm the heart this Christmas and the next. We hope you enjoy! Look out for the story of the 'E'