According to Maclean's, Martin's original lyrics were: "Have yourself a merry little Christmas/ It may be your last/ Next year we may all be living in the past." But that’s a shame, because the original lyric especially encapsulates what the holidays feel like this year. Ask MetaFilter is where thousands of life's little questions are answered. First sung by Judy Garland, it’s been covered countless times — mostly in syrup. Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be light. That doesn’t mean it’s automatically sad, or cancelled, unless you make it so. Have yourself a merry little Christmas Make the Yuletide gay Next year all our troubles will be miles away. Do you have a link to any? There exists a version with Frank Sinatra singing the “until then we’ll have to muddle through somehow” version, but I’ve more frequently heard his “hang a shining star..” version. Partition pour Piano seul It was covered by The Browns [US2], Betsy Curtis, Blake Aaron featuring Jeff Gonzales, Blue Seven and other artists. Have yourself a merry little Christmas Kerst livestream PZN Brass & zangeres Femke Schmitz Song: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 4 translations; Translations: French, Greek, Romanian, Turkish; Requests: Slovak French translation French. Have a tip or story idea? Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be light. They said, 'Well, not that sad.' Un joyeux petit Noël à vous. The song Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas was written by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin and was first recorded and released by Judy Garland with Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra in 1944. The song is intended to comfort a sad five-year-old girl in the film, but the atmosphere remains melancholy and downbeat. [email protected]. Do you think you could jolly up that line for me?” And so “Hang a shining star upon the highest bough” became the lyric and the norm. (03) 886 73 36 - Fax. It’s okay to listen to Judy or whichever of the hundreds of covers of this classic you pick and let your heart ache. From now on, our troubles will be miles away. Want more stories like this? Time to cry now December 10, 2014 10:02am PT by Lorena O'Neil . Listen to Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Live Charity Single) - Single by Jake Quickenden on Apple Music. Sure it’s time for presents and cookies and lights, but it’s also the literal darkest time of the year and all that celebration and decoration can make us feel nostalgic or lonely for what was even in the best of years. So, the lyrics were hastily rewritten to the version we know now, but … the changes weren’t done. Cal Thomas: A Lyric Cut from 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' Is Sadly Appropriate Today Julio Cortez / AP A protester carries a U.S. flag upside down, a sign of distress, next to a burning building May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis during protests over the death of George Floyd. Somehow. Tis the Season for Creepy Winter Folklore! I meant that the Jeremy Messersmith version posted by, I know it doesn't fit your criteria regarding the lyrics but I've always found, already brightened up for "Meet me in St Louis", Judy Garland version (definitely sadder than more modern versions). She's a trained lawyer and opera singer as well as a mom and author. Become a subscriber and support the site! Faites-en une fête joyeuse. They’re about to lose all they know, from friends and stability to the boy next door who Esther has fallen for. Once again, as in olden days Happy golden days of yore Faithful friends who are dear to us Will be near to us once more. Frank Bernaerts I Condensed score C … Nos problèmes seront hors de vue . Have yourself a merry little Christmas, make the Yule-tide gay. All posts copyright their original authors. This song is sad, for sure, and making it poignant as it is was a fight, as was keeping its bittersweet tone in the years since it was written. HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS from the film MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS H.Martin, R.Blane / [Intro] G Em7 Am7 D7 x2 / [Verse 1] / G Em7 Am7 D7 Have yourself a merry little Christmas G Em7 “But wait,” I can hear you say. Jessica Mason (she/her) is a writer based in Portland, Oregon with a focus on fandom, queer representation, and amazing women in film and television. Have yourself a merry little Christmas Let your heart be light Next year all our troubles will be out of sight. December 10, 2020 6:49 PM Subscribe The original lyrics to “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” are more depressing than the popular rendition. "They said, 'It's so dreadfully sad,'" Martin recalled to Entertainment Weekly in 2007. Like poor Esther and Tootie, we’re all here this holiday season, trying to find some optimism in the future, and not dwell too much on now, because hopefully “next year all our trouble will be miles away.” But until then, it’s okay to be sad. The original lyrics to “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” are more depressing than the popular rendition. Better days are ahead, we hope, and until then, we’ll all muddle through. Faithful friends who were dear to us Will be near to us no more. You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments. The Mary Sue Book Club December Edition: Haunted Holiday Reads, Diverse Anthologies, and Fantasy Epics. “The Christmas Song” reminds us of holiday traditions, even when none of us have actually had chestnuts roasted on an open fire, many of us have looked to the sky for Santa. (Sorry, very tired. There’s no question: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is the perfect song for this bizarre holiday season. How Queen Victoria Helped Create Modern Christmas. Email us. Téléchargez la partition Piano Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (niveau intermédiaire, piano solo) de Traditionnel. An article in Maclean's magazine recently pointed out that one of the lines had been changed for Frank Sinatra so that it wasn't quite so sad, but that Judy Garland's original, as … “White Christmas” captures both the magic of a snowy holiday and the longing for a simpler time and a home far away. “Feliz Navidad” Is the Most Underrated Christmas Song of All Time. Written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blaine for Judy Garland's 1944 movie, 'Meet Me in St. Louis', 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' has become one of the most favoured of Christmas songs. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” is a sad song, straight up. Or to keep it anonymous, click here. Stream songs including “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Live Charity Single)”. A … (Julio Cortez / AP) Ask MetaFilter is a question and answer site that covers nearly any question on earth, where members help each other solve problems. But I don’t think any Christmas song this year will hit quite as hard as another classic: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Specifically, the original version as sung by Judy Garland in the 1944 classic, Meet Me In St. Louis  (which I should note is streaming now on HBO Max and if you have never seen it, change that because it’s lovely). Faithful friends who are dear to us gather near to us once more. Where is the sad version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”? Our Books, Our Shelves: Sarah Gailey on Putting Yourself Into Your Characters, J.K. 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Really sad: Have yourself a merry little Christmas It may be your last…. Because there’s no other song right now that quite so perfectly captures the sadness, loss, and faint hope of 2020. Un joyeux petit Noël à vous. Here we are as in olden days, happy golden days of yore. Here we are as in olden days, happy golden days of yore. A partir de maintenant. Last week, shortly before he gave us no choice, Boris Johnson urged us to have ourselves “a very little Christmas.” His words were, of course, a reference to Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, a song which I used to hate. I Said What I Said. The classic "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" was first sung in the film "Meet Me in St. Louis," starring Judy Garland. When Frank Sinatra covered the song for his 1957 album, he wanted it to be even less sad and didn’t like what is arguably the most emotional line in the song, “Until then, we’ll have to muddle through somehow.” Sinatra reported said: “The name of my album is A Jolly Christmas. HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane, arr. I want to listen to songs that make me cry. I don't listen to what they're saying because then... Depress and sadden me with your beautiful melodies. "'I said, 'I thought the girls were supposed to be sad in that scene.' The fun starts as the star crossed couple begin with a scandal and a heartfelt romance ensues. It was produced by Gordon Lorenz and released as a CD single only in the UK by Carlton Sounds label. HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane, arr. From now on, our troubles will be out of sight. But, it’s not now. Monochrome: That version is ....wow...Perfect for this year. The ballad was written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blaine for Meet Me In St. Louis and it was even sadder than what we got in the film. She’s singing this song to cheer up her little sister by getting her to think of the possibly better future, not the very painful, lonely present, and man if that isn’t the 2020 holiday mood right there, I don’t know what it. From now on, our troubles will be out of sight. Have Yourself A Merry Little Scandal The Christmas Rose I’m a huge fan of Emma’s and this sweet holiday romance is just the thing to start the season! ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ by The Tenors from Christmas Together, available now. Have yourself a merry little Christmas Make the Yuletide gay Next year all our troubles Will be miles away. Through the years we'll all be together … From now on, our troubles will be miles away. Frank Bernaerts earnaart~ mu~ic Music Publishers Camille Huysmansstraat 67, B-2830 Willebroek-Belgium Tel. I’ve no doubt you will enjoy it as much as I did. Judy Garland’s Esther sings it to little Tootie (Margaret O’Brien) as their family is planning to pack up and leave their beloved home in St. Louis. I blame Frank Sinatra, whose schmaltzy 1957 version smothered the essential sadness … And that hurts. Join 6,470 readers in helping fund MetaFilter. The holidays are always a time where melancholy mixes with joy. I hope you’re having a merry little Christmas… Have yourself a merry little Christmas, make the Yule-tide gay. The Story Behind 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' Songwriter Hugh Martin co-wrote the Christmas tune that Judy Garland made famous in the … Looking for the original version, with the lyric “it may be your last”, please. And the original version did indeed have lyrics that were on the depressing side of bittersweet: “Have yourself a merry little Christmas / It may be your last / Next year we may all be living in the past / Have yourself a merry little Christmas / Pop that champagne cork / Next year we may all be living in New York … No good times like the olden days / Happy golden days of yore / Faithful friends who were dear to us / Will be near to us no more.”. “The [film producers] said, ‘No, no — it’s a sad scene, but we want sort of an upbeat song, which will make it even sadder if she’s smiling through her tears,” Martin explained when looking back on the song, years later. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” is a sad song, straight up. Someday soon we all will be together If the fates allow Until then, we’ll have to muddle through somehow Judy Garland’s Esther sings it to little Tootie (Margaret O’Brien) as their family is planning to … Once again as in olden days Happy golden days of yore Faithful friends who are dear to us Will be near to us once more. There are many Christmas songs that are understandable classics. Faithful friends who are dear to us gather near to us once more. Have any notable artists covered the original sad version? Téléchargez la partition Piano Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (niveau facile, piano solo) de Traditionnel. In 1995, American singer Lorna Luft recorded a cover of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" which was reworked as a "virtual duet" with her mother Judy Garland. Find information about "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" listen to "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" on AllMusic We can’t have parties or a big holiday dinner. 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