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Merry Christmas Baby

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Words & Music: L. Baxter/ J. Moore
Merry, merry Christmas baby
Sure did treat me nice
I said merry Christmas baby
Sure did treat me nice
Gave me a diamond ring for Christmas
Now I'm living in paradise

Well I'm feeling might fine
Got good music on my radio
Well, I'm feeling might fine
Got good music on my radio
Well, I want to kiss you baby
While you're standing beneath the mistletoe

I said, merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas baby
You sure did treat me nice
Yes, you did, yes, you did
Yes, you did, yes, you did
I said merry, merry Christmas baby
Sure did treat me nice
Gave me diamond ring for Christmas
Now I'm puttin' it through Al's mike
Recorded: 1971/05/15, first released on Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas

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ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 29, 2013report abuse
This is such a magnificent, fun, catchy, electrifying, unique and bluesy Christmas song and Elvis' rendition of it is spectacular. I've never skipped it. Elvis' recording of it is a true masterpiece and should definitely be much better known than it actually is.
In-A-Flash (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2013report abuse
A masterpiece, the best recording of 1971. Five stars.
Bill (BW) (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2013report abuse
A great bluesy song from Elvis. I prefer the version from the "Reconsider Baby" LP/CD without the Eddie Hinton overdub. I wish Elvis had recorded more like this.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2013report abuse
How GREAT this tune is in Presley's hands? A Master Piece! Elvis was such a great, great Blues singer. I wonder if he really knew how immense he was singing the Blues!
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2013report abuse
A perfect blues. James Burton overdubbed some great blues licks. This could've inspired the making of a blues album, but sadly enough ,didn't.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 24, 2012report abuse
A lazy low down dirty bluesy rendition of a Christmas song, second only to Santa Claus is Back in Town in
this genre - absolutely fantastic and one of the longest of his song releases
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 27, 2010report abuse
What a shock it was hearing this track for the first time. Side B of the WWOC album starts off with beautiful ballads that range from bluesy to sad. All are sung perfectly; but one had to wonder where was the Elvis the bluesy rocker that gave us Christmas songs like "Santa Claus Is Back In Town". Then comes this masterpiece that proves that no-one was the equal of Elvis in popular music. A gritty, laid back blues number that like "Steamroller Blues" a couple of years later builds to an incredible climax. The note he hits towards the end on the words "I Said Merry Christmas Baby" are as powerful as any notes ever recorded.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 24, 2009report abuse
One of the most perfect Elvis performances ever recorded. Amazing. *****
Bart van Katwijk (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 11, 2009report abuse
Great song. great music, great lyrics, wonderful sung.

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