“Please Come Home for Christmas” Performed by Charles Brown (1960)

December 24, 2011


Charles Brown (September 13, 1922 – January 21, 1999) American blues singer and pianist

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#21 R&B 1960, #76 Pop 1961

All this week I heard the Eagles 1978 cover version of this song being played on one of the Sirius Radio Holiday stations. I guess that is because it was a #18 hit back in the day and re-released again in the 1990s: there was also a Bon Jovi cover version in the 1990s. But, never once did I hear the original, “Please Come Home For Christmas,”  by one of the co-writers of the song — Mr. Charles Brown.

So for your listening please and mine — here is “Please Come Home For Christmas” performed by the originator — Charles Brown.

“Please Come Home For Christmas” Composed by Charles Brown & Gene Redd
from the album Charles Brown Sings Christmas Songs

Bells will be ringing the sad sad News
Oh what a Christmas to have the blues
My baby’s gone I have no friends
To wish me greetings, hmm, once again

Choirs will be singing Silent Night
Christmas carols by candle light
Please come home for Christmas
Please come home for Christmas
If not for Christmas by New Years night

Friends and relations send salutations
Sure as the stars shine above
It’s  Christmas time  my dear
The time of year to be with the one you love

So won’t you tell me you’ll never more roam
Christmas and New Years will find you home
There’ll be no more sorrow no grief and pain
And I’ll be happy, happy once again

Oooh be no more sorrow, no grief and pain
And I’ll be happy, Christmas once again

Happy Holidays,

 

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