Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)
Written by Irving Berlin
Rosemary Clooney 1954
"Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)" is a popular song written by Irving Berlin for the 1954 movie White Christmas. It is commonly performed as a Christmas song, although the lyrics make no reference to the holiday. The best-known recordings were made by Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby — who both appeared in the film.
FROM A&E's BIOGRAPHY of ROSEMARY CLOONEY - Singer. Born May 23, 1928, in Maysville, Kentucky. The distinctively unpretentious, deep, rich, and smooth voice of Rosemary Clooney earned her recognition as one of America's premiere pop and jazz singers.
According to Clooney's record company press biography, Life magazine, in a tribute to America's "girl singers" named her one of "six preeminent singers ... whose performances are living displays of a precious national treasure ... their recordings a preservation of jewels."
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