The 5 O’clock Shadow: December 31, 2020

The original artist is unknown as this old Scottish traditional song probably dates back to the early 17th century but the “original” artist on today’s Shadow not only made the song famous but started the tradition of playing it at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve.

The Shadow artist loves Christmas music, so much so that he has written or covered over 150 Christmas songs.

This song is commonly sung when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve and other festive occasions. The problem is, hardly anyone knows the words.