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Radio XXIV, side B, track 11: “Put A Little Love In Your Heart” by Annie Lennox and Al Green

Annie Lennox and Al Green - Put A Little Love In Your HeartOh, Annie Lennox and Al Green, I love this song so much, so it’s not a surprise that I recorded it so many times.  And I also love “A Christmas Carol”.  What does one have to do with the other, you ask?  Well, clearly, if you have to ask, Annie Lennox and Al Green, you haven’t seen the movie that this song was featured in, one of my favorite Christmas movies of all time, “Scrooged”.  Which is, of course, a modern retelling of “A Christmas Carol”.  I love that movie as much as I love this song, which is a lot.  And I’ve got a soft spot in my heart, a little love in my heart, one might say, for adaptations of “A Christmas Carol”.  I loved that creepy adaptation with George C. Scott, even though it scared the hell out of me as a kid (remember when the Ghost of Christmas Present opened his robes up and there were those two emaciated kids under there?  Creeeeepy.).  I absolutely adore “A Muppet Christmas Carol”.  And that adaptation with Jim Carrey was pretty decent, too.

Ironically (I think this would count as irony), I’ve never actually read Charles Dickens’ classic and also I’m not even a huge fan of Christmas in general.  But I love the sentiments in it, I love seeing who they’ll get to play Scrooge and the Ghosts, and I love that the story has inspired so many great pieces of entertainment, including this, one of my favoritest of songs.  I would classify myself as a bit of a humbug when it comes to the holiday season, but even I can’t withstand the goodwill that your song fills me with, Annie Lennox and Al Green.  So thanks for helping me put a little love in my heart.

“Put A Little Love In Your Heart”

Think of your fellow man
Lend him a helping hand
Put a little love in your heart

You see it’s getting late
Oh, please, don’t hesitate
Put a little love in your heart

And the world
Will be a better place
And the wooooorld
Will be a better place
For you
 
And me

You just wait
 
And seeee-hee-hee

Another day goes by
And still the children cry
Put a little love in your heart

You want the world to know
We won’t let hatred grow
Put a little love in your heart

And the world (and the world)
Will be a better place
And the wooorld (and the world)
Will be a better place
For you (for you)
And me (and me)
You just wait (just wait)
And seeeee
Wait and seeeeeeeee, oooo-ooooo-oooooo!

Take a good look around (wa-oo)
And if you’re lookin’ down (wa-oo)
Put a little love in your heart (wa-oo)
Yeah yeah! (wa-oo)

I hope when you decide (wa-oo)
Kindness will be your guide (wa-oo)
Put a little love in your heart

And the world (and the world)
Will be a better place (oh, I know it)
And the wooorld (and the world)
Will be a better place
For you (for you)
And me (and me)
You just wait (just wait)
And seeeee
Ohhh!

(Put a little love in your heart)
Put a little love now
(Put a little love in your heart)
All you’ve got ta do is just’a
(Put a little love in your heart)
That’s right
(Put a little love in your heart)
That’s right, that’s right
(Put a little love in your heart)
Hey!!!  Put a little love in your heart, yeah
(Put a little love in your heart)
Every, every day in your heart noooow
(Put a little love in your heart)
Yeeeeeah!
(Put a little love in your heart)
Hey!!!  Little bit’a love, little bit’a love
(Put a little love in your heart)
Each and every day (bow bow bow ba ba bow bow bow bow)
(Put a little love in your heart)
Little little little little love in your heart, yeah
(Put a little love in your heart)
Little bit’a love, little bit’a love
(Put a little love in your heart)
Great big piece of love in your heart, yeah
(Put a little love in your heart)
Deedledeedledeedledeedle
(Put a little love in your heart)
Woo!
(Put a little love in your heart)
You’ve got love, got it in your heart, yeah
(Put a little love in your heart)
All I wanna do is love me an’ you

Oh, love, come on, yeah yeah

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