Track Title:               We Need A Little Christmas
Album Title:               The Essential Christmas, disc 2
Prime Artist:              Angela Lansbury

Producer:                  Goddard Lieberson
Written by:                Jerry Herman
Conductor:                 Donald Pippin


From the Show:             Mame  1966 (S)
Lyrics:
Haul out the holly,
Put up the tree before
My spirit falls again,
Fill up the stocking,
I may be rushing things,
But deck the halls again now.

For we need a little Christmas,
Right this very minute,
Candles in the window,
Carols at the spinet,
Yes, we need a little Christmas,
Right this very minute,
It hasn't snowed a single flurry,
But Santa, dear, we're in a hurry.

So climb down the chimney,
Put up the brightest string
Of lights I've ever seen,
Slice up the fruitcake,
It's time we hung some tinsel
On that evergreen bough.

For I've grown a little leaner
Grown a little colder
Grown a little sadder
Grown a little older
And I need a little angel
Sitting on my shoulder
Need a little Christmas now

Haul out the holly,
Haven't I taught you well
To live each living day
Fill up the stocking,
"But Auntie Mame!
It's one week past Thanksgiving Day now!"

But we need a little Christmas,
Right this very minute,
Candles in the window,
Carols at the spinet,
Yes, we need a little Christmas,
Right this very minute,
It hasn't snowed a single flurry,
But Santa, dear, we're in a hurry.

So climb down the chimney,
It's been a long time since I
Got the bayberry
Slice up the fruitcake,
It's time we hung some tinsel
On that bayberry bough.

For we need a little music,
Need a little laughter,
Need a little singing,
Ringing through the rafter,
And we need a little sappy
Happy ever after,
Need a little Christmas now.

{musical interlude}

Need a little Christmas now!


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