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Judy Garland also singing 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'. Picture: Loew's, Inc.
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Judy Garland also sings to younger sister character, Margaret O'Brien. Picture: Loew's, Inc.

Which variation execute we hear today?

Today, two versions are popularly sung. There’s the version Martin tweaked for Judy Garland also – “Someday quickly we all will be together, if the fates permit. Until then we’ll need to muddle through somehow” – which is a rather emotional listen this year, as many type of families around the people are physically apart.

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There’s also a later on variation by Frank Sinatra, that asked Martin to sprinkle a tiny festive joy on that quite downbeat line for his Christmas album.

And that’s exactly how ‘Hang a shining star upon the highest possible bough’ concerned relocation Garland’s melancholic lyric.


Now you recognize the story, here are the full original lyrics…

Have yourself a merry little Christmas.It might be your last.Next off year we might all be living in the previous.Have yourself a merry little bit Christmas.Pop that champagne cork.Next year we might all be living in New York.No good times prefer the olden days.Happy golden days of yore.Faithful friends who were dear to us.Will be near to us no even more.But at least we all will be together.If the Lord allows.From currently on, we'll have to muddle via somejust how.So have yourself a merry bit Christmas currently.

And right here are the ones we sing today.

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Have yourself a merry little bit ChristmasLet your heart be lightFrom now onOur troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little bit ChristmasMake the Yule-tide gayFrom currently onOur troubles will certainly be miles away

Here we are as in olden daysHappy gold days of yoreFaithful friends that are dear to usGather close to to us once more

Thturbulent the years we all will be togetherIf the fates allowHang a shining star upon the highest boughAnd have yourself a merry bit Christmas now

Here we are as in olden daysHappy golden days of yoreFaithful friends that are dear to usGather close to to us when more

Thunstable the yearsWe all will be togetherIf the fates allowSo hang a shining star upon the highest boughAnd have actually yourself a merry little bit Christmas now.