Friday, December 08, 2006

White Christmas





Here is another piece of sheet music; one I didn't show you when I was posting a lot of it before. The ever-popular "White Christmas", from the movie "Holiday Inn", copyright 1942. Written by Irving Berlin (both words and music) it is the most enduring popular Christmas song of the century.

"The sun is shining, the grass is green,
the orange and plam trees sway.
There's never been such a day, in Beverly Hills, L.A.
But it's December the 24th,
and I am longing to be up north......



I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know.....
Where the treetops glisten and
children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow.
I'm dreaming of a White Christmas, with every Christmas card I write.....
May your days be merry and bright.....and may all your Christmases be white."

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was wondering when you were going to post. I love these cards! Miss you!

sage said...

this was one of my mom's favorite Christmas songs, which I never could understand 'cause she didn't like snow and besides, it never snowed down east.

kontan said...

We see very little snow...but one can still dream!

here from Michele's

utenzi said...

I remember singing that in school when I was a kid and finding it hard to imagine a Christmas that wasn't white--or even an October or November. Of the two types, I'll take green though it would be nice to have snow just for those two days. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Then it should just all go away. *poof*

Michele sent me by, Judy.

Dak-Ind said...

wow is that original sheet music or did you just find a picture of it? my grandmother had a ton of old sheet music which i inherited when she passed away. it amazes me some of the neat old priginals are in our closet.

she loved Bing Crosby singing White Christmas. Thank you for reminding me of something wonderful.

michele sent me...

Claude said...

A great song! I used to have tons of music sheet like this and gave it all away before moving.

Alan G said...

Ah yes...that is where it all began isn't it. Nice to have as part of your collection I am sure.

And Claude....shame on you! :)

Laura said...

White Christmas is one of my favorites, and we sang it down here in Florida when we were kids! ;)


You really have an impressive collection of memorables, Judy!

Oh, about your comment on Buddy, he still has diabetes and needs insulin shots twice a day, but the 117 reading he had is the result of getting him back to norm again. Just thought I'd clarify, LOL :)

Jennifer said...

I think dreaming of a white Christmas is about as close as we'll get around here, don't you? Boo.

Last Girl On Earth said...

This is one of my personal, all-time faves! Hope YOU and yours have a white Xmas! But not a cold one!

Shephard said...

Yep. That's pretty much an LA anthem.
I have so many version of this song I love. :) Such a well-written song, it's hard to mess it up.
~S

srp said...

I always loved the song but didn't really care for the movie it was in. Ahhh.... back when crooning was popular.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I can still remember the first time I heard this song...It is one of The Best!! Along with "Have Yourself A Merry Little...." These are my two favorite Popular Songs for Christmas...!

Anonymous said...

my very favorite song and movie ever...

of course, bing crosby was my great uncle so....

bluemountainmama said...

one of my favorite christmas movies ever.... and a great song! although my sisters and i loved, "sisters, sisters...there were never such devoted sisiters.." i'm not familiar with wyoming county- where is it?