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Dee Shipman  Dee Shipman  Dee Shipman

"Every song I have translated is well translated, the one who works on the very difficult songs with me is Dee Shipman. I know her telephone number by heart, and her fax. It goes back and forth - 'No! I don't like this word!' And she comes back and says 'Because you don't understand English!' So I have to convince her and she has to convince me, and the rapport is fantastic." 

- Charles Aznavour

My Own Child For Christmas
(Dee Shipman / Charles Aznavour)

When December snow turns the sky ice -blue
I would love to see
Warm and soft for me
In a cradle small
Sweetest gift of all
My own child for Christmas from you

Innocent in sleep, angel frail and new
Fair and fragile grace
Perfect peaceful face
Tiny fingers curled
Centre of our world
My own child for Christmas from you

Child that's born of you and me
In dreams believing
In love conceiving
Born of our joy
Unique and special, girl or boy

As my seed of love that within you grew
Through maternity
To nativity
Makes our two lives one
Flesh and blood become
My own child for Christmas from you

Heaven-sent from God, like a prayer come true
Blessings from on high
In a baby's cry
Offered from above
In the name of love
My own child for Christmas from you.



  • A PRIVATE CHRISTMAS - Charles Aznavour (1978 MAM) 

  • MY CHRISTMAS ALBUM - Charles Aznavour (1981 Pickwick)



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