“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” is a Christmas song recorded in 1943 by Bing Crosby, who scored a top ten hit with the song. Originally written to honor soldiers overseas who longed to be home at Christmastime, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” has since gone on to become a Christmas standard.

The song is sung from the point of view of a soldier stationed overseas during World War II, writing a letter to his family. In the message, he tells the family he will be coming home and to prepare the holiday for him, and requests snow, mistletoe, and presents on the tree. The song ends on a melancholy note, with the soldier saying, “I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams”. (info from Wikipedia)

I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Walter Kent / Kim Gannon

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I’ll behome forChrist-mas,
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Please havesnow, andmistle-toe,
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andpresentson thetree
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ChristmasEve willfindme,
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Where thelovelightgleams
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I’ll behome forChrist-mas,
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Want youplease havesnow, andmistle-toe,
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andpresentsunder thetree for me, (for me)
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ChristmasEve willfindme,
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Where thelovelightgleams
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I’ll behome forChrist-mas,
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