Canzoni di Natale antiche

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Anni Quaranta, Anni Sessanta: i testi delle canzoni che abbiamo trovato sono piuttosto datati e per questo ancora più interessanti. Sono tutte molto note e raccontano come sempre lo spirito natalizio, la gioia per la festa in arrivo e il bisogno di sentirsi felici almeno nel periodo della nascita di Gesù Bambino. Fra di esse c’è pure l’indimenticabile White Christmas una canzone che noi amiamo moltissimo :

 

I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Kim Gannon, Walter Kent (c) 1943

 

I’ll be home for Christmas

You can count on me

Please have snow and mistletoe

and presents on the tree

 

Christmas Eve will find me

Where the love light gleams

I’ll be home for Christmas

If only in my dreams

 

Holly Jolly Christmas

Johnny Marks (c) 1962 

Have a holly, jolly Christmas;

It’s the best time of the year

I don’t know if there’ll be snow,

but have a cup of cheer.

Have a holly, jolly Christmas;

And when you walk down the street

Say Hello to friends you know

and everyone you meet.

 

Oh, ho, the mistletoe

hung where you can see;

Somebody waits for you;

Kiss her once for me.

Have a holly jolly Christmas,

and in case you didn’t hear,

Oh by golly, have a holly,

jolly Christmas this year.

 

White Christmas

(Very long intro… Worth the wait!)

Irving Berlin 1942

 

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.

 

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.


Oh Holy Night!

Words by Chappeau de Roquemaure
Translated by John S. Dwight 

 

Oh holy night!

The stars are brightly shining

It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!

Long lay the world in sin and error pining

Till he appear’d and the soul felt its worth.

A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices

For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!

 

Fall on your knees

Oh hear the angel voices

Oh night divine

Oh night when Christ was born

Oh night divine

Oh night divine

 

Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming

With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand

So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming

Here come the wise men from Orient land

The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger

In all our trials born to be our friend.

Truly He taught us to love one another

His law is love and His gospel is peace

Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother

And in His name all oppression shall cease

Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,

Let all within us praise His holy name.

 

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