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Merry Christmas Baby

Rating:
4.5 / 5

Words & Music: John Dudley Moore Lou Baxter

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

Recordingdate: 1971/05/15, first released on: Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Merry Christmas Baby:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(organ)
(percussion)

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bastiaanvinke wrote on June 11, 2009
Great song. great music, great lyrics, wonderful sung.
Elvis Rimes wrote on October 24, 2009
One of the most perfect Elvis performances ever recorded. Amazing. *****
Deano1 wrote on October 27, 2010
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.
Gorse wrote on November 24, 2012
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
sugartummy wrote on April 12, 2013
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.
Pedro Nuno wrote on July 25, 2013
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!
Bill (BW) wrote on July 25, 2013
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.
In-A-Flash wrote on July 25, 2013
A masterpiece, the best recording of 1971. Five stars.
ElvisSacramento wrote on July 29, 2013
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.
Miknik7077 wrote on December 16, 2020
Not your traditional Christmas song. But a great informal jam song that Elvis nails. This is one Christmas song that I can listen to all year.
jaques marcello wrote on February 11, 2021
Fantastic / GREAT song
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