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A Winter Romance Christmas Song

A Winter Romance

Year: 1959

Written By: Ken Lane, Sammy Cahn

Much like Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin just had that perfect Christmas voice. Warm and velvety it is the perfect tonic for those chilly temperatures outside (and boy didn't he know it, having recorded 'Baby, It's Cold Outside').

'A Winter Romance' was written by Ken Lane (who would go on to be Martin's piano player for his TV show in the late sixties) and Sammy Cahn (who also wrote for Sinatra) and backed up the view of Martin as the playful lothario. The combination of golden voice, lush orchestral backing and a love story that begins on the ski slopes gives it that perfect holiday sound.

'A Winter Romance' was the self-titled track of Martin's 1959 album of the same name. The LP was not entirely Christmas related but this song does fit the mould by virtue of its snowy landscape and the piano twinkling nod to frosty the snowman at the end.
 

A Winter Romance Lyrics

I never will forget the station where we met
You dropped your skis a happy circumstance
No one would have guessed we had started
Started a winter romance

And all the way to Maine
On that enchanted train
The passing scenery didn't get a glance
We held hands completely light hearted
Off to a winter romance

We danced that night by candle light
The world was white with snow
The way we felt we never felt
The snow could melt and go
But though the snow is gone the romance lingers on
And those that said it didn't stand a chance
Will know when they see us together
That love's not been controlled by the weather
And all of our summers we'll have our winter romance

(Though the snow is gone the romance lingers on)
(And those that said it didn't stand a chance)
Will know when they see us together
That love's not been controlled by the weather
And all of our summers we'll have our winter romance
 

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