First Christmas

by Nightmare River Band

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Nightmare River Band is releasing its “First Christmas” song. It was written in memory of my grandmother, Mary Krahula, who passed away a little over 2 years ago. In the spirit of the Holidays, we will be donating all of the sales between now and Three Kings Day to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. This was a very emotional song for us to write and record and we are very excited to share it with all of you. We hope you’ll take a few moments of your time to download the tune and share it with people you love. Happy Holidays! - NRB -


First Christmas by Matt Krahula & the Nightmare River Band
| C em | F C | C em | F |

| C em | F C |
Deck the Halls, Unpack the lights

| C em | F C |
Stockings out on the mantle

| C em | F C |
Thirty years oh my entire life

|C em | F C |
Lit up the dark like a candle

| Am F | C |
When I look through the night
| F C | G |
I see your smile like a star in the sky

| F | C |
It’s our first Christmas without you
| G | C C/B |
Hope I can gather some cheer
| F | C C/B Am
Its our first Christmas without you
| G | F | C |
But our memories will carry us through the New Year

| C em | F C |
With every song, I hear your voice
| C em | F C |
Calling out like a choir
| C em | F C |
sing along, oh its my sisters choice
C em | F C |
Don’t know the words it don’t matter

| Am F | C |
Cause when those church bells start ringin’
| F C | G |
You’re looking down and I know you’re still singin’


| C | em | C | em | F | G


| C em | F C |
On the swing near the old apple tree
| C em | F C |
Playing games in the parlor
| C em | F C |
With every step, oh you come back to me
| C em | F C |
I’ll always know where to call ya

| Am F | C
Cause when I look through the night
| F C | G |
I see your smile in every star in the sky

| C | em | C | em | F | G
| C | em | C | em | F | G


released November 26, 2015
Track produced by Rob Cleaveland & Matt Krahula.
Engineered, mixed & mastered by Rob Cleaveland.

Matt Krahula - Songwriter, Lead vocals, bass, guitar
Seth Faulk - Drums, Percussion,Vocals
Wil Farr - Electric Guitar, Vocals
Todd Cauldwell - Organ
Jacob Pleakis - Piano
Dan Romer - Accordion
Steve LaRocca - Saxophone
Kenny Warren - Trumpet

Shara Radin
Kevin Johnston
Freedom Bremner
Shira Goldberg
Brian Collazo
Jacqui Kennelly
Rachel Madison
Todd Carey



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The Nightmare River Band New York, New York

Matt Krahula -
Lead Vocals, Guitar
Seth Faulk -
Drums, Vocals
Wil Farr - Guitar, Vocals
Bobby Pawlings -
Bass, Vocals

Named one of the top five up-and-coming Alt. Folk bands in NYC by Deli Magazine in 2010, The Nightmare River Band's new album, Last Goodbye, combines foot-stomping rhythms, full arrangements, and harmonious choruses that everyone can sing along to.
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