Free Christmas Download: You can download my version of ‘Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want’ by The Smiths, here:
Strange choice for a Christmas song. The comedian Stewart Lee did a bit in one of his recent shows where he played a version of ‘Galway Girl’ by Steve Earle at the end. Which was a strange thing to do, in a comedy routine. The song, he said, had been a favourite of his, and had held special meanings for him personally. However the song had appeared in an advertisment for some cider, and this had removed some of that meaning for him. Or perhaps, it had acquired new associations which had spoiled it for him. By playing it at his shows, as far as I understand, he was trying to counteract that by giving the song an even newer connotation for himself and the audience. ‘Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want’ holds some similar significance for me, and following it’s recent use on a Christmas advert, I wanted to record a version of it for similar reasons. It is a perfect Christmas song, apart from being very sad, and not including any sleigh bells, and not having any relevance to Christmas at all. Happy Christmas, one and all.
You can find out more about Stewart Lee here: http://www.stewartlee.co.uk
You can find ‘Please,Please,Please, Let Me Get What I Want’ by The Smiths on their album ‘Hatful of Hollow’ which is widely available.