Written in 1973 by lead vocalist & guitarist Noddy Holder with bassist Jim. It was Slades sixth number-one single in the UK getting Christmas Number One slot in December 1973, beating another Christmas-themed song, Wizzard's "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday", which reached fourth place. By mid-January it was still at number one; it stayed in the UK Singles Chart well into February 1974. It is was the bands last number-one single, and by far their most successful. has been released during every decade since 1973.
Holder is quoted as saying “We'd decided to write a Christmas song and I wanted to make it reflect a British family Christmas. Economically, the country was up the creek. The miners had been on strike, along with the grave-diggers, the bakers and almost everybody else. I think people wanted something to cheer them up – and so did I. That's why I came up with the line 'Look to the future now, it's only just begun'. Once I got the line, 'Does your Granny always tell you that the old ones are the best', I knew I'd got a right cracker on my hands”.
This is a one-off single rhythm complete with intro's/endings/fills & variations written in the style of the song for newer Ketron instruments. (Please note this is not a song file - often referred to as a midi file - that refers to and plays only one song. Subject to the chords you play on your instrument this style can be used for many numbers of Merry Christmas Everybody is just one).
|Compatible Instruments||Style disks for Ketron instruments SD3, SD5, SD7, SD9, SD40, SD60, SD80, SD90, MidJay, MidJay Plus, MidJay Pro, Audya, Audya 4 & Audya 5|