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I'll Be Home on Christmas Day

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Words & Music: Michael Jarrett
Roamed the hills of Georgia
Across the plains of Tennessee
I've seen and I've done 'most everything
That a man can do or see
But if I could only borrow one dream from yesterday
I'd be on that train tomorrow
I'd be home on Christmas day

And so many times before
She left that candle burning
Oh, too many tears fell
My soul fills with yearning
If I had sense at all
I'd just be on my way
Be on that train tomorrow
Be home on Christmas day

Everytime I think about her
All the love I left behind
Memories still linger in my troubled mind
I could set aside my pride
And I'd be on my way
I'd catch that train tomorrow
And be home on Christmas day

If I had any sense at all
I'd just be on my way
I'd catch that train tomorrow
I'd be home on Christmas day
I said I'd catch that train tomorrow
I'd be home on Christmas day
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Recorded: 1971/05/16, first released on Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas

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Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2013report abuse
A sincere laid back blues version of a Christmas song that could have misfired but triumphs magnificently
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2013report abuse
Right now I'm listening to take 9. Elvis starts with a plea to keep it simple. He still says all the names Jarrett put in. Later he omit this, making the song much better. Jarvis didn't like the blues, so the bluesy feeling the song initially had, was almost gone in the end. Still a great song.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2012report abuse
My favorite version of "I'll Be Home On Christmas Day" is take 4, as featured on "Platinum - A Life In Music." Amazing!
Biffx (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 17, 2012report abuse
One of my favorite christmas songs and one that I can listen to all year. Cant get enough of this.!!!
LonElvis (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 17, 2012report abuse
Not just one of my favorite Elvis Christmas songs but one of my all-time favorite Elvis songs. A great performance of a great song.
Puer Aeternus (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 15, 2012report abuse
This is one of my favorite Elvis Christmas songs. It does have that bluesy element, which surprisingly fits despite the fact that this is a Christmas song (though, I listen to it year-round). It's sung, including the alternative takes, with near perfect from Elvis. A joy to listen to all year long.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 27, 2010report abuse
A Christmas ballad with a bluesy feel to it that Elvis sings to perfection. A great opening track for side B of the LP "Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas" and an overlooked gem.

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