The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

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Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, known for his jazz singing. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, drummer, pianist, and actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books. He composed the music for the classic holiday song "The Christmas Song" ("Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire") and co-wrote the lyrics with Bob Wells. more »


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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire 
Jack Frost nipping at your nose 
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir 
And folks dressed up like Eskimos 

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright 
Tiny little tots with their eyes all aglow 
Will find it hard to sleep tonight 
They know that Santa's on his way 
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh 
And ev'ry mother's child is gonna spy 
To see if reindeer really know how to fly 
So I'm offering this simple phrase 
To kids from one to ninety-two 
Though it's been said many times, many ways
"Merry Christmas to you"

Love and joy come to you
And to you your carol too
And God bless you and send you
A happy New Year
And God send you
A happy New Year

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Written by: Mel Torme, Robert Wells

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management, Songtrust Ave, Universal Music Publishing Group

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