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Auld Lang Syne

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Auld Lang Syne is a song traditionally sung at midnight when horns are blown, confetti is thrown, and a general party atmosphere is created to ring in the New Year with happiness and hope for a bright and prosperous year. Robert Burns wrote the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne in 1788. It is sung to a traditional folk song. CelebrateLove.com translates Auld lang syne to mean "the good old days". Wikipedia translates the phrase as "old long since", "long, long ago", or "days gone by".


Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne


  
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VICIOUS421 12/29/2009 11:30PM

    Loved it, never knew that about the song!! LOL That Kitty with the wine glass....LOL great pictures!!!
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MKPQ51 12/28/2009 9:30PM

    It's so good of you to share the background info on all the songs.

Kat

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CLEOLEFT1 12/28/2009 1:50PM

    you got it

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PEDAL-PUSHER 12/28/2009 8:11AM

    I never really thought about the meaning to the words until yesterday...........the radio station I listen to does a daily trivia question and that was yesterdays. LOVE the dog picture...........my friend has a dog that mine plays with, and t'hug' like that.

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3CHIHUAHUA 12/28/2009 8:09AM

    Oh Man!
It's that time again?

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Baby, It's Cold Outside

Saturday, December 26, 2009

"Baby, Its Cold Outside" is a pop song with words and music by Frank Loesser. Loesser wrote the duet in 1944 and premiered the song with his wife at their Navarro Hotel housewarming party. Frank Loesser (1910-1969) is one on America's major lyricists, having written the lyrics to hundreds of songs for films and army shows. He is most famous for writing the musical comedy scores for Where's Charley", Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.


I really can't stay - Baby it's cold outside
I've got to go away - Baby it's cold outside
This evening has been - Been hoping that you'd drop in
So very nice - I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice
My mother will start to worry - Beautiful, what's your hurry
My father will be pacing the floor - Listen to the fireplace roar
So really I'd better scurry - Beautiful, please don't hurry
Well Maybe just a half a drink more - Put some music on while I pour

The neighbors might think - Baby, it's bad out there
Say, what's in this drink - No cabs to be had out there
I wish I knew how - Your eyes are like starlight now
To break this spell - I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell
I ought to say no, no, no, sir - Mind if I move a little closer
At least I'm gonna say that I tried - What's the sense in hurting my pride
I really can't stay - Baby don't hold out
Ahh, but it's cold outside

C'mon baby

I simply must go - Baby, it's cold outside
The answer is no - Ooh baby, it's cold outside
This welcome has been - I'm lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm -- Look out the window at that storm
My sister will be suspicious - Man, your lips look so delicious
My brother will be there at the door - Waves upon a tropical shore
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious - Gosh your lips look delicious
Well maybe just a half a drink more - Never such a blizzard before I've got to go home - Oh, baby, you'll freeze out there
Say, lend me your comb - It's up to your knees out there

You've really been grand - Your eyes are like starlight now
But don't you see - How can you do this thing to me
There's bound to be talk tomorrow - Making my life long sorrow
At least there will be plenty implied - If you caught pneumonia and died
I really can't stay - Get over that old out
Ahh, but it's cold outside

Baby it's cold outside

Brr its cold...
It's cold out there
Cant you stay awhile longer baby
Well... I really shouldn't... All right

Make it worth your while baby
Ahh, do that again...

  
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TOMWDCSKC 12/12/2010 1:31AM

    But baby it's cold outside. emoticon emoticon

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VICIOUS421 12/29/2009 11:27PM

    LOL Those pictures were awesome!!!! I couldn't hardly read for laughing at them!!! Thank You!!!
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PEDAL-PUSHER 12/26/2009 1:37PM

    Another favorite song!

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SUNNYH99 12/26/2009 8:48AM

    Very sweet, and I liked the picture of Central Park (or is it Prospect Park) with all the snowflakes. Beautiful!

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GETDONE 12/26/2009 8:13AM

    FUN emoticon emoticon

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LUCKYLADY777 12/26/2009 8:08AM

    So fun !! and my Holiday continues with cute pictures. Thank you for another great blog and baby it is cold outside !! emoticon

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NUTRON3 12/26/2009 7:46AM

    LOL

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Feliz Navidad

Friday, December 25, 2009

"Feliz Navidad" is a Christmas song written in 1970 by the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter José Feliciano. With its simple Spanish chorus (the traditional Christmas/New Year greeting, "Feliz Navidad, próspero año y felicidad" or "Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year ") and equally simple English verse ("I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart"), it has become a classic Christmas pop song in the United States, Canada and throughout the Spanish-speaking world.

Feliciano's version of "Feliz Navidad" (in which he plays both an acoustic guitar and a Puerto Rican cuatro) is one of the most downloaded and aired Christmas songs in the United States and Canada. It was also recognized by ASCAP as one of the top 25 most played and recorded Christmas songs around the world.

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero Ano y Felicidad.

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad
Prospero Ano y Felicidad.

I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas

I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas

I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas

From the bottom of my heart.






  
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VICIOUS421 12/29/2009 11:22PM

    Awesome information and I loved the pictures, sooooo cute!!!!
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SUNNYH99 12/26/2009 8:44AM

    Great! Reading your musical blogs sets my inner MP3 playing them back! How cool is that. Thanks, Meri.

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TOMWDCSKC 12/26/2009 3:07AM

    You'd be angry too if someone made you wear fake antlers when only real ones will do. emoticon

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FLAMENM 12/25/2009 3:28PM

    Great info on the song. I BEVER knew that before.

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PEDAL-PUSHER 12/25/2009 7:40AM

    Merry Christmas!
My radio station starts playing Christmas music at 6PM Thanksgiving night.,,,this was the first one they played this year.

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LINDAKAY228 12/25/2009 7:06AM

    I just love each of those pics. They are so cute!!!!

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GEORGANNE39 12/25/2009 6:47AM

    Cute pics. Always loved that song!

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Thursday, December 24, 2009

"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" is a classic Christmas song written in 1951 by Meredith Willson. The song was originally titled "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas". The song has been recorded by many artists, but was a hit by Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters with Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra on September 10, 1951 and released on RCA Victor as 47-4314 (45 rpm) and 20-4314 (78 rpm). Bing Crosby recorded a version on October 1, 1951 which was also widely played.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go.


Take a look in the five and ten, glistening once again.
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, toys in every store,
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be on your own front
Door.

A pair of Hop-a-long boots and a pistol that shoots are the wish of Barney
And Ben.

Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk is the hope of Janice and Jen.

And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go.
There's a tree in the grand hotel, one in the park as well,
The sturdy kind that doesn't mind the snow.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, soon the bells will start.
And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing right
Within your heart.




  
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FLAMENM 12/25/2009 3:29PM

    I love all those oldies. Back when people actually sang with their real voices and played real instruments.

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VICIOUS421 12/25/2009 12:54AM

    That was awesome!!!!

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TOMWDCSKC 12/24/2009 11:41PM

    Catnuts is very very funny. emoticon emoticon

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MKPQ51 12/24/2009 11:10PM

    Oh, another favorite of mine!

Kat

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PEDAL-PUSHER 12/24/2009 9:11AM

    I always feel more like Christmas when we have snow on the ground..........like now!

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LINDAKAY228 12/24/2009 7:26AM

    I love the last picture and comment! The words and pictures of the song remind me of being a child. I'd forgotten about the 5 and dime stores until this reminded me! And the little boys in their cowboy outfits with pistols and the walking talking doll. I love it.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 12/24/2009 3:28AM

    Merry Christmas Eve ! These are great!

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COFFEEKATE 12/24/2009 2:50AM

  These are great!

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Home for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays is a popular Christmas season song. The music was written by Robert Allen, the lyrics by Al Stillman. The song was published in 1954. The best-known recordings were made by Perry Como, who recorded the song twice, in 1954 and in 1959.

Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays,
‘Cause no matter how far away you roam,

When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze,
For the holidays, you can’t beat home, sweet home.

I met a man who lives in Tennessee,
He was headin’ for,
Pennsylvania, and some home made pumpkin pie.

From Pennsylvania, folks are travelin’
Down to Dixie’s sunny shore,
From Atlantic to Pacific,
Gee, the traffic is terrific.

Oh there's no place like home for the holidays,
‘Cause no matter how far away you roam,


If you want
To be happy in a million ways
For the holidays, you can’t beat
Home, sweet home

  
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LINDAKAY228 12/23/2009 7:16PM

    I am enjoying so much each of your Christmas song blogs. Course I enjoy all your blogs!

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MKPQ51 12/23/2009 7:11PM

    Thanks once again for sharing with us!

Kat

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CGREEN717 12/23/2009 9:50AM

    Oh so cute, and oh so true!! I couldn't wait to be home yesterday after visiting my mom!

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VICIOUS421 12/23/2009 9:33AM

    Awe that last picture was too cute!!!!! Great Blog!!!!

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TONISTRELEC 12/23/2009 9:07AM

    I enjoyed this. Merry Christmas!

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