The song of the day for Friday, December 23, 2022, the tenth day of The Twelve Days of a Tony Bennett Christmas, is “O Christmas Tree.”
About This Song
Also known as “O Tannenbaum,” this song is based on a 16th century German folk song. Originally, the lyric was not specifically about Christmas, but about the “evergreen” qualities of the fir tree and dealt with faithless love.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “O Christmas Tree” in 2004 and released it in 2008 for A Swingin’ Christmas. It was arranged by Lee Musiker, who also plays, beautifully, the solo piano on the recording.
“O Christmas Tree,” as well as A Swingin’ Christmas is available on Apple Music.