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Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Christmas Waltz

By Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne
1957

"And this song of mine, in three-quarter time..."
This sweet modern Christmas carol was originally written for Sinatra's Capitol Records Christmas album, A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra, by his dear friends and accomplished songwriters Cahn & Styne--who also wrote "Mistletoe & Holly" for the same album. Since Frank introduced, it has become a cherished holiday standard.

Lyrics:

Frosted windowpanes,
Candles gleaming inside,
Painted candy-canes on the tree.
Santa's on his way,
He's filled his sleigh with things,
Things for you, and for me.

It's that time of year
When the world falls in love,
Every song you hear
Seems to say,
Merry Christmas,
May your New Year's dream come true.

And this song of mine,
In three-quarter time,
Wishes you and yours,
The same thing, too.

Recorded By:

Nancy Wilson
Peggy Lee
Harry Connick Jr.
Jane Monheit
Doris Day

3 comments:

emma wallace said...

Hurray! This song is so great and festive! And I'm a sucker for three-quarter time.

P.S. Thank you so much for posting my video!

iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

B-Sol said...

No problem! It's fantastic!! My daughter and I both loved it :-)

miriamt said...

This is one of my favorite Holiday songs...it is festive without exclusion!!! And I like the idea of the world falling in love...let's all do it! Merry Christmas!

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