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Bobby Vinton - The Polish Prince
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Santa Must Be  Polish
by Bobby Vinton


Bobby Vinton
"The Polish Prince"
Bobby Vinton








"My Melody of Love" is the title of a popular song from 1974 by the Polish American singer Bobby Vinton. Vinton adapted his song from a German song composed by Henry Mayer, and it appears on Vinton's album Melodies of Love.
Vinton came up with the idea to adapt Mayer's song while performing in Las Vegas, Nevada. The original song was called Herzen haben keine Fenster ("Hearts have no windows") and was a hit in Germany and Austria as performed by Austrian singer Elfi Graf. A version with newly written English lyrics was released as a single called "Don't Stay Away Too Long" by the British duo Peters and Lee earlier in 1974. Peters and Lee's version of the song failed to chart in the US but reached number three on the UK Singles Chart. Vinton's lyrics use a refrain that switches between English and Polish:

Moja droga, ja cię kocham,
Means that I love you so.
(...)
Kocham ciebie całym sercem,
Love you with all my heart.

"My Melody of Love" was Vinton's highest charting US pop hit in ten years, since his song Mr. Lonely reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1964. "My Melody of Love" spent two weeks at number three on the Hot 100 chart in November 1974 and was certified a Gold Record by the RIAA. In addition, it spent one week at number one on the Billboard easy listening chart, the singer's fourth song to top this chart. Its success led to Vinton's nickname "the Polish Prince".

Santa Must Be Polish and Other Christmas Sounds of Today is Bobby Vinton's forty-fourth studio album and his second Christmas album, released in 1987.


Melody of Love
by Bobby Vinton



Key of A
Guitar Capo Position: 2nd fret
INTRO: G C G D+ G

G                                      C                        
I'm lookin' for a place to go so I can be all alone
G     D7                         G
From thoughts and memories
G                                         C     
So that when the music plays I don't go back to the days
Ddim                             D    D7
When love was you and me.


CHORUS
G
Oh, oh moja droga jacie kocham
                                D7
Means that I love you so

Moja droga jacie kocham
                              G
More than you'll ever know

Kocham ciebie calem serce
                              Am
Love you with all my heart
                    G
Return to me and always be
D7                 G       D+
My melody of love.

G                                     C 
Wish I had a place to hide all my sorrow, all my pride
G            D7    G
I just can't get along
G                                       C 
'cause the love once so fine keeps on hurtin' all the time
Ddim                   D    D7
Where did I go wrong?

CHORUS
Santa Must Be  Polish!


Melodies of Love
SONGBOOK
NOTE: The album "Santa Must Be Polish and Other Christmas Sounds of Today" is hard to find. The above album includes "Santa Must Be Polish"
Key of C
Guitar Capo Position: 5th fret

G
Merry Christmas,
F♯dim
Merry Christmas,
Am7                        D
Merry Christmas to you.

G 7 / C / G / D7 / G  G7, C / G / D7 / G /

G
Santa must be Polish,
                          D7
He's jolly as can be,

Riding on his sleigh
                                  G
With gifts for you and me.

Santa must be Polish,
                                   C
All dressed in red and white,
                             G
Slipping down the chimney
         D7                      G
While you're asleep at night.

C                                         G7
Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia!
                                                                    C
Means Happy Holidays to every one of you.
                                                  F
Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia!
                              C
He brings joy and cheer
G                              C    (C♯ D)
To everyone each year.

G
Santa must be Polish,
                             D7
He's such a merry man,

Bringing lots of toys
                         G
To everyone he can.

One thing he's demanding
                                  C
And he wants it understood,
                               G
He'll only bring you presents
   D7                      G
If you've been very good.

C                                         G7
Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia!
                                                                    C
Means Happy Holidays to every one of you.
                                                  F
Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia!
                              C
He brings joy and cheer
G                              C
To everyone each year.

F / C / G7 / C C7, F  / C / G7 / C
F / C / G7 / C C7, F  / C / G7 / C

C                                         G7
Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia!
                                                                    C
Means Happy Holidays to every one of you.
C                              C7             F
Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia!
                              C
He brings joy and cheer
G                              C
To everyone each year.

F / C / G7 / C C7, F  / C / G7 / C
F / C / G7 / C C7, F  / C / G7 / C

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