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Music Friday: The Crofts Sisters Yearn for an Engagement Ring in 'Merry Christmas, Marry Me'

December 22, 2017

Welcome to a special holiday edition of Music Friday when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, sisters Callie, Colette and Devri of the Crofts Family yearn for an engagement ring and a walk down the aisle in their 2014 release, "Merry Christmas, Marry Me."

In the close-harmony style reminiscent of The Andrews Sisters, the Crofts girls deliver a lyrical marriage proposal to a boyfriend who won't take the plunge. In the official video, the sisters adopt the look and sound of the swing and boogie-woogie eras.

They sing, "I hear those church bells ringing for the season / But they give me starry eyes / And I've got an empty finger right here to put a ring on / Darling, if you ever get wise."

Written by Callie Crofts, "Merry Christmas, Marry Me" appeared as the seventh track on the Crofts Family holiday album titled Sparrow in the Birch.

The Crofts Family, which hails from the tiny town of Firth, Idaho (pop. 466), is led by patriarch Vincent Crofts, who encouraged his daughters to develop their musical talent at a young age. It's been reported that their country home looks like a scene from a vintage Christmas card.

By age 12, Callie Crofts was already an accomplished songwriter and guitar player. As an adult, she persuaded her family to finally produce the Christmas album they had always wanted to record. The 2014 release would include a number of holiday favorites that the girls sang as children, as well as two original tunes written by Callie.

One reviewer wrote that the voices of the Crofts girls are "pure and angelic with harmonies that hold your emotions hostage."

Please check out the official video of the Crofts Family performing "Merry Christmas, Marry Me." The lyrics are below if you'd like to sing along...

"Merry Christmas, Marry Me"
Written by Callie Crofts. Performed by the Crofts Family.

Merry Christmas, Marry me a thousand times
I wanna know you're mine, mine
So baby please don't let no

No-good honey steal a kiss
Under the mistletoe
Merry Christmas, Love me 'til the end of time
I wanna hang your stocking next to mine
When we're ninety-nine

I hear those church bells ringing for the season
But they give me starry eyes
And I've got an empty finger right here to put a ring on
Darling, if you ever get wise

Merry Christmas, marry me a thousand times
I wanna hang your stocking next to mine
When we're ninety-nine

Merry Christmas, I don't need a present
Wrapped up with a shiny bow, no no
You know what I'm wishing for
So don't you make me wait anymore

Merry Christmas, and honey if you cause a scene
When you get down on one knee
It won't bother me

I hear those church bells ringing for the season
But they give me starry eyes
And I've got an empty finger right here to put a ring on
Darling, if you ever get wise

Merry Christmas, Love me 'til the end of time
I wanna hang your stocking next to mine
When we're ninety-nine

I hear those church bells
Ringing for the season
But baby we could ring 'em
For a whole different reason
Merry Christmas, Marry me a thousand times

Credit: Screen capture via YouTube.com.