ERIC CLAPTON : CHRISTMAS TEARS [2018]

O μεγάλος, από κάθε άποψη, Eric Clapton, στο μπλουζ των Sonny Thompson & A.C Wilson. Από το χριστουγεννιάτικο άλμπουμ του, του 2018.
The great, in every respect,
Eric Clapton, on the blues song written by Sonny Thompson & A.C Wilson. From his Christmas album, released in 2018.

I hear sleigh bells ring
But I haven’t heard a word from you in years
I hear sleigh bells ringin’
But I haven’t heard a word from you in years
I hear choirs singin’
And I’m just sittin’ here cryin’ Christmas tears
Everybody’s singin’ “Merry Christmas”
As they watch the starry sky filled with reindeer
Everybody’s singin’ “Merry Christmas”
As they watch the starry sky filled with reindeer
I’m smilin’ on the outside
But on the inside, I’m cryin’ Christmas tears
Well you been gone (you been gone)
For a long long time (you been gone)
But it’s Christmas and I can’t get you off of my mind
Yes, you been gone (you been gone)
For a hundred years or more (you been gone)
You came back and hang
“Merry Christmas” on my door
I need you baby
To hold me tight
I need ya darling
On this Christmas night
And as I sit and think of those long lonely years
I can’t help but cry, oh, Christmas tears
Oh, Christmas tears

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7 Comments

  1. Timothy Price December 22, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    A wonderful rendition.

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    1. Oannes December 22, 2021 at 6:14 pm

      I always liked and appreciated EC, I even covered a song of his with my “party band” in the ’90s [“Let It Rain”]. But I’ve never been a huge fan …until recently!

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      1. Timothy Price December 22, 2021 at 6:20 pm

        I can’t say I’ a huge fan, but I always had and listened to EC’s music. He is consistently good and a joy to listen to. I really love Cream. They produced some exceptional songs.

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        1. Oannes December 22, 2021 at 6:23 pm

          Agreed!

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  2. Laura Bloomsbury December 23, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    I’ve loved EC through every permutation of group and soloist – but how I ever missed this song, I don’t know! The best of Christmas music – we normally only get to hear trite blubble gum so thank you for featuring this

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    1. Oannes December 23, 2021 at 6:44 pm

      Thank you very much!

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  3. Resa December 25, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Pretty great!
    EC delivered on this song.

    I’m a huge fan of Cream, and most of Eric’s later career.
    “Layla” gives me more than shivers, it gives me shudders. (listening now)

    I didn’t realize that it was written by him and Jim Gordon .. and he originally recorded it with Derek and the Dominoes.
    I read in “Life” by Keith Richards that Eric was in love with Patti Boyd, George Harrison’s wife. He wrote this for her. In the end, she stayed with George.

    I suppose it’s the hard core rock romance that gets to me. Still shuddering!

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