Thursday, December 27, 2007

SONGS TO REMEMBER


WHITE CHRISTMAS: ONE OF THE BEST LOVED HOLIDAY SONGS



Music fills the air. Colorful lights shine brightly in windows. Children and adults open gifts from loved ones and friends. These are all Christmas traditions.


Another tradition is snow. Christmas in the northern part of the world comes a few days after the start of winter. In many places, a blanket of clean white snow covers the ground on Christmas Day. This is what is meant by a "White Christmas."


Of course, many places do not get snow at Christmas. In fact, they may be very warm this time of year. People who like snow, but live where it is warm, can only dream of having a white Christmas.


American songwriter Irving Berlin captured these feelings in his song, "White Christmas." It is one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time.


The opening words explain why the singer is dreaming of a white Christmas. Most people never hear these words so they never really understand the true meaning of the song. Here’s how it starts:


The sun is shining.
The grass is green.
The orange and palm trees sway.
I’ve never seen such a day in Beverly Hills, L.A.
But it’s December the twenty-fourth
And I’m longing to be up north.
Up north, where it is cold and snowy.
Not south, where it is warm and sunny.


Over the years, hundreds of singers and musicians have recorded "White Christmas." But the version most people still know best was sung by Bing Crosby.

4 comments:

meomatbu87 said...

I remember that I added a comment here?Where is it now?...:(

Be Con Tinh Nghich said...

It went to the hell. hehe. And here is paradise... :)

Ninh Map said...

I like the song " Now or never" of Elvis! And as far as I know, this song has another version "O Sole Mio"! Can you introduce about it?

Anonymous said...

I like the way that sing to learn. But,before i have just heard a litle English song. So I don't know a lot of the name of English songs.Could you give me some English famous songs?(about 50). I have been waiting your reply. thanks!