"Silver Bells" - Stephen Colbert ft Gregg Allman & The National [Comedy Central Video]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published December 17, 2013

Stephen Colbert performed the Christmas classic "Silver Bells" last night with the legendary Gregg Allman (founding member, vocalist, keyboard player, and occasional acoustic guitar player of The Allman Brothers Band) and 3 members of The National: Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner, and Bryce Dessner. Watch above.

The performance is fairly true to the original, although Colbert throws in a verse about how "You are the cow of my every field" which cannot be found in any other version of the song that I've been able to find online. Matt Berniger's deep vocal range sounds lovely, especially in contrast to Gregg Allman's mid-range southern drawl. Stay tuned for more Christmas Carols this week, as performers scheduled for later this week include Cyndi Lauper, Aaron Neville, MusiCorps, and the Blind Boys of Alabama.

Source: Colbert Nation



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