Let It Snow

Let it Snow is a classic, and totally appropriate for a day like today here in Toronto – the snow is blowing down, and probably will be all day. Of course the song itself was written on a very hot summer California day back in 1945. Sammy Cahn and Julie Styne were stuck in the middle of a heat wave and dreaming of cooler weather.

As the song itself never mentions “winter” or “Christmas”, the song has been embraced globally in both the north and south hemispheres. It’s as likely to be played south of the equator from May to July, as it is to be played in the northern half anytime after the first flakes begin to fall – October? November? December?

First recorded in 1945 by Vaughn Monroe – his version appeared in Bruce Willis’ hit Die Hard. The tune has been covered many times over the years. It has been on the billboard and air waves with versions by: Woody Herman and his orchestra, Frank Sinatra , Dean Martin, Michael Bublé, Carly Simon, Rod Stewart , Robbie Williams, KIDZ BOP Kids, Kacey Musgraves , Ella Fitzgerald plus many, MANY more.

Oh, the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Man, it doesn't show signs of stopping
And I've brought me some corn for popping
The lights are turned way down low
Let it snow, let it snow

When we finally kiss goodnight
How I'll hate going out in the storm
But if you really hold me tight
All the way home I'll be warm

And the fire is slowly dying
And, my dear, we're still good-byeing
But as long as you love me so
Let it snow, let it snow, and snow

When we finally kiss goodnight
How I'll hate going out in the storm
But if you really grab me tight
All the way home I'll be warm

Oh, the fire is slowly dying
And, my dear, we're still good-byeing
But as long as you love me so
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

(Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne, 1945)

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