Sing Along on the Eleventh Day of Christmas

Elevensies!

A few days ago we sang a song about the pleasures of winter courtship. Today we have another: “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”

A dandy spring snowstorm from 2007. If you look carefully you can see Noël’s buddy Zeus charging up the deck stairs. Zeus loved a snowstorm!

As with “Winter Wonderland,” there’s no real reason to associate this song with Christmas, but radio stations don’t run wintertime song marathons in January or February. Interestingly, the song was written in July 1945 during a heat wave in Hollywood, California. And radio stations in the southern hemisphere program it during their winter months of June, July, and August.

When Lynn and I were dating, I would frequently walk the mile from her home back to campus, even in bad weather, so some of the sentiments here spark recollections. (You can let your imagination run wild.)1 But mostly, it’s fun to sing.

And now the lyrics:

Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we've no place to go,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

It doesn't show signs of stopping,
And I've brought some corn for popping.
The lights are turned way down low; 
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

When we finally kiss good-night,
How I'll hate going out in the storm;
But if you really hold me tight
All the way home I'll be warm.

The fire is slowly dying
And, my dear, we're still good-bye-ing
But as long as you love me so,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

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Join us at https://lavezzi.us/ on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas to join in this virtual sing-along. Care to be a serial singer? Here you go:

Notes:

  1. I would place this song in the “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” genre. That song itself has developed a shady reputation in the Me Too era: it’s a duet in which the male may be seen as whiny, needy, creepy, or all three. One hopes that “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” doesn’t come across that way: for one thing, it’s a single, not a duet, and can be sung by either a male or female singer.

Author: StgCoach

Retired teacher and public education leader. Pastoral musician, community activist, parliamentarian, and photographer.

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