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December 3rd, 2008, 13:49
'Blue Christmas' First popularised by Elvis Presley in the mid-50's - it was written and first sung by Ernest Dale Tubb about a decade? before.
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'InThe Bleak Midwinter' appeared in The English Hymnal in 1906, though it first appeared in poetry form written by Christina Rossetti, prior 1872.

I used to sing this "hymm" in the juniors assembly school choir.
there are many artists versions….
http://www.last.fm/search?m=all&q=In…leak+Midwinter
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Currently listening to Siouxsie's "Sea Breezes"
http://www.last.fm/music/Siouxsie+an…/_/Sea+Breezes

I'm comparing the differencies with Ferry's original version.
http://www.last.fm/music/Roxy+Music/_/Sea+Breezes

I'ts the endings that get to me….
Ferry's melancholic final verse reflection is 'quiet' and in effect perfect, whereas Siouxie sustains the finale' to a fade-out, also perfect. Very male v female oriented i suspect!
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