Sunday, December 11, 2005

聖誕歌聲處處飄 - The Christmas Song

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose ... ... "
在美國,每年過了感恩節後,打開收音機或走進shopping mall,到處都可以聽到聖誕音樂處處飄揚。各種型態的美國聖誕音樂,有古典、爵士、流行風、聖樂風格等等,族繁不及備載。每年我也會不免俗的要挑選一張聖誕音樂CD,應景過節。

若要我選一張最有濃濃美國聖誕味、並且百聽不厭的聖誕音樂,就是這張Nat King Cole的經典"The Christmas Song"專輯。不管有多少歌手唱過這首"The Christmas Song",似乎只有Nat King Cole唱的才是大家公認正宗聖誕味的"The Christmas Song"。

點這裡用iTune Player試聽看看。 要知道關於更多這首"The Christmas Song"的起源,可以看另一篇blog
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 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 every mother's child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.
And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you.

Mel Torme (c) 1946

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