(Connie Pearce / Arnold Miller)
as recorded by June Christy
with orchestra conducted by Pete Rugolo
For Christmas I would like to give
A friend to every lonely heart,
A peaceful country stream
To folks afraid to dream;
That would be a start!
For Christmas I would like to share
The hope that comes when life is rough;
That special kick you get
Turning tears to smiles, and yet
That wouldn't be enough!
To little people I would offer
Gold doubloons in a pirate coffer,
Furry friends to share their sleep
And a prayer for love, their dream to keep.
For Christmas I would like to send
My thanks to lovers everywhere,
And music soft and clear
For all who choose to hear
Any little part
Of a song that comes from a really Christmas heart.
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - September 2015)