Ho ho hold me

by Katie and the Carnival

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Ho ho hold me was written and recorded on one long Winters night on an 8-track recorder by Katie Richardson


Ho ho hold me it's Christmas time
There's something in the air
There's magic all around us
Lights are shining everywhere

Ho ho hold me it's cold outside
Need you to keep me warm
We'll sit by the fire
In a beautiful snow storm


Ho ho hold me the skies are grey
The ground is covered in snow
Let's hide away forever
underneath the mistletoe

Ho ho hold me closer now
Our troubles disappear
Let's pour a cup of confidence
And toast another year


Though the dark winds blow to and fro
We're safe inside
And though the Christmas lights will loose their glow
Till then may we reside

Ho ho hold me under your spell
I never wanna be free
Hanging up our stockings
as we dream of what could be

Ho ho hold me it's Christmas time
There's magic in the air
Tomorrow will be different
But we'll try not to compare



released December 18, 2012
Music and lyrics, all instruments, vocals and recording by Katie Richardson



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Katie and the Carnival Belfast, UK

Katie and the Carnival is the musical project of Katie Richardson and her band. She is known for energetic and engaging live performances + her music is soulful + harmony-driven with influences from indie, folk, alternative pop, + torch song.

"Tammy Wynette meets Tarintino" Hotpress

"A proper spectacle, a visual treat. Oh, and the music's great too... engaging is an understatement" BBC ATL
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