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Charles Brown Please Come Home for Christmas

Charles Brown Please Come Home for Christmas

Christmas Music

The singer’s plight and plea speak for themselves.  This song by Charles Brown and Gene Redd was first released in 1960 and charted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #76 in December 1961. The record sold more than one million copies and was awarded an RIAA gold record in 1968. It appeared on the Christmas singles chart for nine years and eventually went to #1 in 1972. There have been numerous covers, including versions by The Eagles, Jon Bon Jovi, Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, Lady Antebeleum, Toby Keith, B.B. King, Fiona Apple, Martina McBride, James Brown, Pat Benatar, Etta James, Mariah Carey, B.B. King, The Platters, Kelly Clarkson, and Darius Rucker, and the list goes on…

Charles Brown was born Tony Russell Brown  in Texas City, Texas. He was a pianist and a singer in many styles, including  the blues, Texas blues, R&B, soul, and jazz.

Here are the lyrics to “Please Come Home for Christmas” by Charles Brown:

Bells will be ringing
The glad, glad news
Oh, what a Christmas
To have the blues
My baby’s gone
I have no friends
To wish me greetings
Once again

Choirs will be singing
“Silent Night”
Christmas carols
By candlelight
Please come home for Christmas
Please come home for Christmas
If not for Christmas
By New Year’s night

Friends and relations
Send salutations
Sure as the stars shine above
This is Christmas , yes , Christmas, my dear
The time of year
To be with the one you love
Then won’t you tell me
You’ll never more roam
Christmas and new year’s
Christmas and New Year’s will find you home
There’ll be no more sorrow
No grief and pain
Cause  I’ll be happy, happy
Once again

Ooo, no more sorrow
No grief and pain
Cause  I’ll be happy Christmas
Once again

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