Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Traditional

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This song was originally written for the 1944 film 'Meet me in St Louis' sung by Judy Garland and is a lovely Christmas tune to practice on any instrument :)

Did you know?  This song has been covered by Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Coldplay, The CarpentersMichael BubleDavid Archuleta, Christina Aguilera, John Denver, Don McLeanMichael BoltonLeAnn Rimes, Aimee Mann, Katie Melua, Deana Carter, Sam Smith and so many others - this is a tune which truly spans the generations :)


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Have yourself a merry little Christmas

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Let your heart be light

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From now on, our troubles will be out of sight...


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Have yourself a merry little Christmas

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Make the Yuletide gay

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From now on, our troubles will be miles away...


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Here we are as in olden days

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Happy golden days of yore

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Faithful friends who are dear to us

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Gather near to us once more


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Through the years we all will be together

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If the fates allow

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Hang a shining star upon the highest bough

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And have yourself a merry little Christmas now!

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