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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

(Scot Lee)
November 12, 2012
R. BLANE, H. MARTIN

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is a song introduced by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. LouisFrank Sinatra later recorded a version with modified lyrics, which has become more common than the original. The song was written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. In 2007, ASCAP ranked "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" the third most performed Christmas song during the preceding five years that had been written by ASCAP members.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – lyrics

Music composed by Hugh Martin, lyrics by Ralph Blane

 

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight

 

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on, 
our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years 
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself A merry little Christmas now.