Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Eric Darken - A Drummer Boys Christmas
Label: Warner Bros. Records - 9 45377-2 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Jazz •
Frank Sinatra later recorded a version with modified lyrics. The song was written in    for the upcoming film Meet me in St. LouisMissourijust before the long-anticipated World's Fair begins. Some of the original lyrics that were penned by Martin were rejected before filming began. Though he initially resisted, Martin made several changes to make the song more upbeat. Garland's version of the song, which was also released as a single by Decca Records, became popular among United States troops serving in World War II ; her performance at the Hollywood Canteen brought many soldiers to tears.
InFrank Sinatra asked Martin to revise the line "Until then we'll have to muddle through somehow. Do you think you could jolly up that line for me? InMartin, occasionally active as a pianist with religious ministries since the s, wrote an entirely new set of lyrics to the song with John Fricke"Have Yourself a Blessed Little Christmas," a religious version of the secular Christmas standard.
The song was recorded by gospel female vocalist Del Delker with Martin accompanying her on piano. InNewSong lead singer Michael O'Brien noted the line "through the years, we all will be together if the Lord allows," which was part of the original song, was purged and replaced with "if the fates allow" to remove religious reference when the song was released. He noted while a pastor in a California church in that he had met Martin, who played piano at the church where O'Brien was serving for an evening, and the pastor was told, "That's the original way I wrote it, so I want you to sing it this way.
Although Ralph Blane is credited with writing the music for many of Martin's songs, Martin claimed in his autobiography that he wrote both music and lyrics to all of the songs in Meet Me in St.
Louis and that "all of the so-called Martin and Blane songs, except for Best Foot Forwardwere written entirely by me solo without help from Ralph or anybody else.
Judy Garland 's version Deine Welt - Blutengel - Monument (File, Album) the song reached No. The lyrics Garland sang in Meet Me in St. InSinatra's third recording of the song, recorded for a seasonal compilation album of the same name by various Reprise artists and backed by popular Hollywood arranger Gus Levene and his orchestra,  was controversially used by director Carl Foreman in his Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Eric Darken - A Drummer Boys Christmas film The Victors as the soundtrack backdrop along with the carol " Hark!
The Herald Angels Sing " to the execution by firing squad of a G. Eddie Slovik in The New York Times film reviewer, while recognising the power of the scene, complained that "the device itself is almost as specious and sentimental as what [Foreman] is trying to mock". The 26th of NovemberRichard Ashcroft launched a version of this song in all the digital stores.
InEnglish singer Sam Smith released his cover version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", which debuted at number 90 on the Billboard Hotthe Return To My Own World - Various - Masters Of Hardcore Chapter XXIII - Raise Cain time a version of the song charted on the Billboard list.
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