Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas, Don't Be Late by Ross Bagdasarian (David Seville)




"Christmas, Don't Be Late  (The Chipmunk Song)" was written by Ross Bagdasarian. His cousin was the famous novelist William Saroyan.  Rostom "Ross" Bagdasarian is better known by his stage name of David Seville. Both of these men were Armenian-Americans and this means a lot to me since my son's girlfriend is from Armenia. Now, the song is most known as being sung by the cartoon Chipmunks-Simon, Theodore, and ALVIN, which were created by the aforementioned Mr. Bagdasarian!
 (Funny fact, Ross Bagdasarian named them after the executives from the record company that produced his records.)

Now, this Christmas my son let me know that he realized the song in 3/4 time and is therefore a WALTZ! Also, he realized that it was a very pretty tune.  There, you see...I always knew I loved this song!  I ADORE waltzes!  Christopher found a piano version of this song...so I have it for you here.  Enjoy!

Hope you are all having lovely times with your family and friends. Blessings to you all!   (And I am still wanting that hula-hoop!)




28 comments:

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    1. It really is a good song, if only people would listen to it.

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  2. Merry Christmas, Kay! I hope you've had a beautiful holiday.

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    1. Hey Martha! Hope all is going well with you too. Happy New Year!

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  3. Now I can hear the Chipmunks singing in my head. :) How fun to hear where their names came from.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Kay. I hope you all had a lovely day together.

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    1. Thanks, Sue! We had a good time together at Christmas! Hope you did too and will have a happy new year. x

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    1. A song filled Christmas and a song filled 2019. Thanks!

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  5. Merry Christmas Kay, to you and yours. Always a delight to visit your blog, and learn something interesting and new.

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    1. Thank you! You are so sweet to say that! Happy times to you in your beautiful part of the world!

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  6. I have always enjoyed the Chipmunks. The song is definitely like a waltz and I can picture them swaying along to the music. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. You know I am a fan of the Chipmunks! And since the man who created them is also an Armenian-American like my son's girlfriend, that makes it special to me!

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  7. Merry Christmas, Kay, and Merry Christmas to all your family and friends! I must confess I prefer this piano version and remember long ago when I used to dance to waltzes! Very long ago! I hope you enjoy celebrating until Twelfth Night! Be well! (Which is Wassail.)

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    1. I MIGHT have danced to this song with my son on Christmas day! We try to keep all of our Christmas things out until 12th night also. Happy new year to you.

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  8. I hope your Christmas was wonderful and have a Happy New Year! I would be afraid of what my hips might do if I tried that hlua hoop!

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    1. Ha! Me and you both, with my hips these days, I bet I could send that thing flying across the room! :-)
      Happy New year to you! xx

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  9. Always liked the chipmunks in cartoons so half expected to hear them singing along as well. I suppose Sooty and Sweep are the UK equivalent but they don't sing, just squeak and whisper.

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    1. Sooty and Sweep, aren't they ones who always tidied up? I am remembering a few books sent to my son from England! (A long time ago now, he is 29!)

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  10. Kay, I just love your header photograph.
    Happy Holidays.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you, Jan! That is the pier at Eastbourne, I am sure you must know it! Happy holidays to you too!

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  11. I hope you're having a wonderful Festive Season, Kay...may the pattern continue. :)

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    1. I haven't had that much time off work but the time that I have been off...I have loved every minute! xx

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    1. Yes, the same to you! Bet you can't wait to see how much I can misspell in the new year! LOL!

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