Wishing on a Snowflake

Story Behind The Song

We dedicated an entire year to writing and recording a 1940s-style, big band Christmas album

Song Description

It's 1940s Christmas time. Girl gets telegram that her love may not make it home for Christmas so she makes a wish on a snowflake that his train won't be late and he'll get home in time, which he does.

Song Length 3:43 Genre Jazz - Big Band, Jazz - Swing
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Charming, Blissful Subject Holidays
Similar Artists Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Michael Language English
Era 1940 - 1949

Lyrics

WISHING ON A SNOWFLAKE (Norris, Deaton)

I READ A TELEGRAM TODAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE DELAYED
BUT NOTHING'S GONNA HOLD THAT TRAIN CAUSE CHRISTMAS WON'T BE LATE
THAT OLD MAN WINTER HE WON'T WIN
'CAUSE BABY UNTIL THEN

I'M WISHING ON A SNOWFLAKE
THAT YOU'LL MAKE IT HOME IN TIME
I KNOW THE STARS MAY NOT ALIGN
BUT MY OH MY HOW MY HEART PINES

'CAUSE I'M WAITIN ON A SLOW TRAIN
WHILE YOU'RE COUNTIN' EVERY SIGN
SO UNTIL YOUR HOLDIN' ME FIRESIDE
I'M WISHIN' ON A SNOWFLAKE TONIGHT

CLARINET SOLO

I'M WISHING ON A SNOWFLAKE
THE WEATHER WON'T KEEP US APART
IT MAY BE COLD WHILE YOU'RE AFAR
BUT THOUGHTS OF YOU STILL WARM MY HEART

OH I'M LONGING FOR A SWEET KISS
MY ONLY CHRISTMAS WISH
WILL PATIENTLY WAIT TIL YOUR MINE ALL MINE
WHILE I'M WISHIN' ON A SNOWFLAKE TONIGHT

STEAM DANCING IN THE MOONGLOW
I HEAR THAT WHISTLE BLOW
AND HERE COMES THAT TRAIN ROLLIN' RIGHT ON TIME
'CAUSE I'VE BEEN WISHIN' ON A SNOWFLAKE (SHE'S WISHIN' ON A SNOWFLAKE)
YEAH I'VE BEEN WISHIN' ON A SNOWFLAKE

I READ THAT TELEGRAM TODAY, BUT COULDN'T WAIT, AND WISHED IT ALL AWAY

© 2014 all rights reserved Norrisong Music ASCAP, LaLaPopLand Music ASCAP

On of the most innovative Christmas songs you will hear. Classy, heartwarming, but beautifully upbeat and the elegant vocal delivery is the embodiment of safe, sweet family values of the American 1940's.
I love it. Top, Top song

Lyrics David Norris, LaLa Deaton Music David Norris, LaLa Deaton
Producer David Norris Publisher © 2014 all rights reserved Norrisong Music ASCAP, LaLaPopLand Music ASCAP
Performance LaLa Deaton, Jim Hoke, Dane Bryant, Steve Patrick, Bill Huber, Michael Rinne, Jerry Kimbrough, Chris Brown Label Norrisong Productions
This track is on 1 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Roy Elkins Founder Big Band Jazz 4/24/2020

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