Christmas in Killarney

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About Christmas in Killarney

"Christmas in Killarney" is an Irish-American Christmas song written by John Redmond, James Cavanaugh, and Frank Weldon, copyright 1950. This song has been performed by many artists, most notably Bing Crosby, who recorded it on October 1, 1951 and subsequently included it in the 12-inch LP version of his album Merry Christmas. Two recordings of the song made the Billboard retail chart in 1950: Dennis Day's version peaked at #10, while Percy Faith's version reached #28. Other artists to record the song include Ruby Murray (1962), Bobby Vinton (1964), Joan Morrissey (1974), Anne Murray (1981), and the Irish Rovers (2002). It was featured prominently in the Rankin/Bass 1981 Christmas TV special, The Leprechaun's Christmas Gold. It has also been performed by the Barra MacNeils, Marc Gunn and The Four Ramblers. In 2016, Neil Diamond sang it on his "Acoustic Christmas" album. 


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The holly green, the ivy green
The prettiest picture you've ever seen
Is Christmas in Killarney
With all of the folks at home

It's nice, you know, to kiss your beau
While cuddling under the mistletoe
And Santa Claus you know, of course
Is one of the boys from home

The door is always open
The neighbors pay a call
And Father John before he's gone
Will bless the house and all

How grand it feels to click your heels
And join in the fun of the jigs and reels
I'm handing you no blarney
The likes you've never known
Is Christmas in Killarney
With all of the folks at home

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Bing Crosby

Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark bass-baritone voice made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, with over half a billion records in circulation. more »

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Written by: Frank Weldon, James Cavanaugh, John Redmond

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