Song of the Week — A Little Blues with My Christmas

I sometimes believe that I was actually born in the Great Depression, finding my only solace in the emotionally-laden music of American blues.  While I do love me some Justin Timberlake and New Kids on the Block, I also love me some Billie Holiday, Etta James, Duke Ellington, Diana Krall, and Michael Buble.  Therefore, imagine the thrill of discovering the collision of my musical worlds when Christina Aguilera released her Back to Basics album.  But even before said album, Christina released her version of the Christmas blues classic, “Merry Christmas, Baby.”  Lyrics provided by Lyricwiki, so if they’re wrong, take it up with them:

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
In days of auld lang syne

Oh, ooh
Merry Christmas baby
You sure did treat me nice, oh ooh, yeah, yeah
Said uh, merry Christmas baby oh
You sure did treat me nice, oh
You gave me a diamond ring for Christmas
Now I’m living in paradise, oh

[Christina Aguilera (Dr. John)]
I’m, I’m feeling mighty fine
Got good music on my radio
(Yes you do child)
Well I’m, I’m feeling mighty fine
Got good music, music on my radio, oh
(That’s right)
Well I, I wanna kiss you baby
While we’re standing underneath the mistletoe

Santa came down the chimney
About a half past three
Left all these pretty presents
That you, that you see before me, oh

Merry Christmas baby, merry Christmas baby
You sure been good to me, oh, oh ooh
Well I, I haven’t had a drink this morning
But I’m, I’m lit up like a Christmas tree
Christmas tree, oh ooh oh, oh yeah

[piano solo by Dr. John]

Ooh, yeah, oh
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh, oh
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah

[Dr. John]
St. Nick came down the chimney
About a half past three
He left all these pretty presents
That you see before me

Merry Christmas baby
You sure look good to me
Ain’t had a taste this morning
But I’m all lit up like a Christmas tree, yeah

[Christina]
Oh, oh, oh, ooh
Merry Christmas baby
You sure been good to me
Oh, oh, ooh
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh
Sure been good to, to, to, ooh me
Hey, ooh, oh yeah

Happy holidays, everyone.  During this time of year, even this bitter old beyotch can appreciate the holiday spirit.  I believe I just shed a tear.  It may have been a tear caused by my allergy to the Metro, but it’s a tear nonetheless.

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