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  • CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY - White Christmas

    Sue Rogers posted on December 16, 2012 13:31

    Download the Lyrics and Chords

    This is lovely either finger-picked or strummed!

    "White Christmas" is a 1942 Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. The version sung by Bing Crosby is the world's best-selling single with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide. The first public performance of the song was by Bing Crosby, on his NBC radio show The Kraft Music Hall on Christmas Day, 1941; a copy of the recording from the radio program is owned by Crosby's estate and was loaned to CBS News Sunday Morning for their December 25, 2011 program. He subsequently recorded the song with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra and the Ken Darby Singers and for Decca Records in just 18 minutes on May 29, 1942, and it was released on July 30 as part of an album of six 78-rpm discs from the musical film Holiday Inn. In 1942 alone, Crosby's recording spent eleven weeks on top of the Billboard charts. The version most often heard today on the radio during the Christmas season is the 1947 re-recording. The 1942 master was damaged due to frequent use. Crosby re-recorded the track on March 19, 1947, accompanied again by the Trotter Orchestra and the Darby Singers, with every effort made to reproduce the original recording session. The re-recording is recognizable by the addition of flutes and celesta in the beginning. (Wikipedia)

    ****WORD/PDF COUNT-IN ADDED AND TITLE CHANGED from "I'm Dreaming of..." to just "White Christmas" December 7, 2018 - SR****

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