Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

December 5, 2015 § Leave a comment

thEGZLR5RM  Download    This is another Christmas favorite that we do every year.  It was first sung by Judy Garland in the MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis in 1944.  The lyrics had to be re-written because they were just too depressing and rather morbid.  The first two lines originally were, “Have yourself a merry little Christmas – it may be your last”.  What?  Don’t say that!  I’m glad Hugh Martin agreed to change the words,  though he didn’t want to.

Anyway, this is the arrangement we use.  I thought harmonica fit nicely for a lead line, with a little sprinkle of vibes and a jazz guitar on top.  I’ve done two different versions on the Christmas song list – this is number 1.  Number 2 is considerably more upbeat (I might have been drinking that night).  Oh… and have yourself a merry little Christmas –  from the Zobrist household.

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