The St. Nicholas Waltz

by Milton Carson, recorded by Lita Roza

Couple kissing with St Nicholas near
Vintage Austrian postcard
St Nicholas Center Collection
Sheet music cover
St Nicholas Center Collection

Girl—

Christmas Candles gleaming brightly,
   While your arms held me tightly,
   We danced the Saint Nicholas Waltz.
Pretty music happy laughter,
   But the parting came after
   We’d danced the Saint Nicholas Waltz.
I stood and let you go alone across the snow,
   But now that we’re apart it breaks my heart,
   Hurry Home, Dear, and together ev’ry Christmas forever
   We’d dance the Saint Nicholas Waltz.

Boy—

Christmas Candles gleaming brightly,
   While your arms held me tightly,
   We danced the Saint Nicholas Waltz.
Pretty music happy laughter,
   But the parting came after
   We’d danced the Saint Nicholas Waltz.
You stood and let me go alone across the snow,
   But now that we’re apart it breaks my heart,
   Hurry Home, Dear, and together ev’ry Christmas forever
   We’d dance the Saint Nicholas Waltz.


By Milton Carson, recorded on Decca by Lita Roza
John Fields Music Co. Ltd., London, 1953
Distributed by Allan & Co. Pty., Ltd., Melbourne, Australia.

Mp3 file courtesy of Jennifer Wolfe and the Hope College Music Department.

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