Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Josh Turner's Guitar Sings: The Christmas Song

"The Christmas Song" (commonly subtitled "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" or, as it was originally subtitled, "Merry Christmas to You") is a classic Christmas song written in 1945 by Robert Wells and Mel Tormé. 

According to Tormé, the song was written during a blistering hot summer. In an effort to "stay cool by thinking cool", the most-performed (according to BMI) Christmas song was born.

Read more: Wikipedia

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The Christmas Song
Mel Torme

YouTube comments:

  • Probably the best guitar version of this.
  • I love the richness that you add to the arrangement.
  • One of my favorite sounds is the fingers sliding across the strings like that
  • I'm not gay but I want to fall asleep to you playing guitar everyday. 
  • Your arrangement is close to the harmonic complexity of the piano score.

The Christmas Song
(Chestnuts Roasting)
Josh Turner

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