Judy Garland - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

First performance: 08/12/2001


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song only once:

2001-12-08 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK
 
In a medley with HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS - SPIDER FINGERS - JINGLE BELLS - WHITE CHRISTMAS (with Bruce Hornsby)

Three and one half hours of total, all out Christmas spirit - great show.
 

Songinfo

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is a song written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane and introduced by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis. Frank Sinatra later recorded a version with modified lyrics. The song first appeared in a scene in Meet Me in St. Louis, in which a family is distraught by the father's plans to move to New York City for a job promotion, leaving behind their beloved home in St. Louis, Missouri, just before the long-anticipated 1904 World's Fair begins. In a scene set on Christmas Eve, Judy Garland's character, Esther, sings the song to cheer up her despondent five-year-old sister, Tootie, played by Margaret O'Brien.
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
Next year all our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the yuletide gay
Next year all our troubles will be miles away
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
Someday soon we all will be together
If the fates allow
Until then we'll have to muddle through somehow
So have yourself a merry little Christmas now