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It may be your last (or it might have been Brooklyn)

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Update for Happy Christmas your arse, I pray God it’s our last
and But someone stole my record player:

Original Judy Garland

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
it may be your last;
Next year we may all be living in the past.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
pop that champagne cork;
Next year we may all be living in New York.

No good times like the olden days,
happy golden days of yore,
faithful friends who were dear to us
Will be near to us no more.

But at least we all will be together,
if the Lord allows.
From now on, we’ll have to muddle through somehow,
so have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
let your heart be light;
Next year all our troubles will be out of sight.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
make the yuletide gay;
Next year all our troubles will be miles away.

Once again as in olden days,
happy golden days of yore,
faithful friends who were dear to us
will be near to us once more.

Someday soon we all will be together,
if the fates allow.
Until then, we’ll have to muddle through somehow,
so have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

 

Poster Meet Me in St. Louis, 1944For Christmas 2007, songwriter Hugh Martin (aged 92 at the time) added one own updated version to the countless existing. Forget the Sinatra croon, Twisted Sister were doing fine.

Compelling what a deep-depressing threat there was in the original 1943 version that took MGM to have the lyrics mitigated — to live away from Louisiana Purchase Exposition in New York next year. Hey, it could be to Brooklyn seaside.

Movie clip and image: Meet Me in St. Louis, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1944.

Crucial link: Chris Willman: There’s Something About Merry in: Entertainment Weekly, January 8, 2007.

Written by Wolf

20. December 2009 at 11:58 am

Posted in Rabe Wolf

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