Continuing our lesser-known holiday chorale, this is a song from the 1963 musical She Loves Me, with a score by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock. The show is based on the play which was the basis for the movies The Shop Around the Corner and You've Got Mail.
I should have posted this two days ago, when there were 12 days to go before Christmas, since the title of the song is "Twelve Days to Christmas." But we'll have to make do with getting it 10 days before. But then, being late is one of the points of the comic song, which comes near the end of the show.
By the way, there's a little bit of fun trivia in this number. As you see below, one of the chorus members who gets to be in the trio of this song is a fellow named Gino Conforti. (That's him with a solo moment at the 48-second mark) Clearly he got along well with Harnick and Bock, and they liked his work, because the next year they hired him for their next show, Fiddler on the Roof. Why is this so worth noting? The role he played was -- the Fiddler...!
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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