Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
These are the original lyrics...written for Meet Me In St. Louis, released in 1944.
By accounts, Judy Garland refused to sing these lyrics (calling them "lugubrious") and demanded that they be rewritten!
But for Robin, here, these original lyrics (reflecting the dread across America...especially before D-Day) are more "in tune" with the solemn music...and more in tune with what we all feel THIS year in the raging pandemic.
The "common" lyrics make it just one more treacly Christmas song.