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Chinese White (Magic Christmas Tree)

[Mike Heron]

Chinese White is a song from the Incredible String Band’s 1967 album The 5000 Spirits or The Layers of the Onion. This track was also included in 2006 on the anthology accompanying Joe Boyd’s autobiography White Bicycles.

Pilgrims’ Way sang this song as Magic Christmas Tree in 2011 on their digital download Fellside album Shining Gently All Around and in 2016 on their Fellside CD Red Diesel. They commented in their liner notes:

The Incredible String band wrote this, even if they’re unlikely to recall it. We may have made it even weirder.


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