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The chaff from this morning's work has been the idea of going carolling to collect for Help for Heroes and Age Concern. I was thinking of good songs to sing.

 

I don't think they need to be all trad christmas songs. Indeed I think many folks will give more if we leaven the carols with some fun ones they might actually want to sing to.

 

Ideas?

 

EDIT: Is anyone talented enough to fit Rammstein's 'Du Habst' to the tune of Deck the Halls?


Edited by Walsingham, 11 December 2013 - 05:54 AM.

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Time to dig out "A Very Scary Solstice" ?  The H.P. Lovecraft Society taking a turn on Christmas carols?

 

http://www.cthulhulives.org/solstice/

 

 

 


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Since carolling is for Victorian street urchins, maybe something about polio? 


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The last time I answered the door to carollers... they sang one line, then stopped as if I should give them money then.

 

I made them sing out the rest of it before I gave them anything.

 

If they aren't going to sing in tune, or together, the least they can do is sing one entire verse.



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Since carolling is for Victorian street urchins, maybe something about polio? 

 

You write it, we'll sing it.



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Since carolling is for Victorian street urchins, maybe something about polio? 

 

You write it, we'll sing it.

 

 

Polio oh Polio

Makes my legs go bowed-io


Edited by Kroney, 11 December 2013 - 07:24 AM.

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Get a girl to sing the female parts and you're set with this:

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Pv0hlbWpa1w



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Get a girl to sing the female parts and you're set with this:

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Pv0hlbWpa1w

 

Noted.



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Just for the effect...

 


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On the slightly late moment..

 

 

 


I really like Christmas
It's sentimental, I know, but I just really like it
I am hardly religious
I'd rather break bread with Dawkins than Desmond Tutu, to be honest

 

And yes, I have all of the usual objections
To consumerism, the commercialization of an ancient religion
To the westernization of a dead Palestinian
Press-ganged into selling Playstations and beer
But I still really like it

 

I'm looking forward to Christmas
Though I'm not expecting a visit from Jesus

 

I'll be seeing my dad
My brother and sisters, my gran and my mum
They'll be drinking white wine in the sun
I'll be seeing my dad
My brother and sisters, my gran and my mum
They'll be drinking white wine in the sun

 

I don't go in for ancient wisdom
I don't believe just 'cos ideas are tenacious it means they're worthy
I get freaked out by churches
Some of the hymns that they sing have nice chords but the lyrics are spooky dodgy

 

And yes I have all of the usual objections
To the miseducation of children who, in tax-exempt institutions,
Are taught to externalize blame
And to feel ashamed and to judge things as plain right and wrong
But I quite like the songs

 

I'm not expecting big presents
The old combination of socks, jocks and chocolates is just fine by me

 

Cos I'll be seeing my dad
My brother and sisters, my gran and my mum
They'll be drinking white wine in the sun
I'll be seeing my dad
My brother and sisters, my gran and my mum
They'll be drinking white wine in the sun

 

And you, my baby girl
My jet-lagged infant daughter
You'll be handed round the room
Like a puppy at a primary school
And you won't understand
But you will learn someday
That wherever you are and whatever you face
These are the people who'll make you feel safe in this world
My sweet blue-eyed girl

 

And if my baby girl
When you're twenty-one or thirty-one
And Christmas comes around
And you find yourself nine thousand miles from home
You'll know what ever comes

 

Your brothers and sisters and me and your Mum
Will be waiting for you in the sun
Whenever you come
Your brothers and sisters, your aunts and your uncles
Your grandparents, cousins and me and your mum
We'll be waiting for you in the sun
Drinking white wine in the sun
Darling, when Christmas comes
We'll be waiting for you in the sun
Drinking white wine in the sun
Waiting for you in the sun
Waiting for you...
Waiting...

 

I really like Christmas
It's sentimental, I know...


Edited by Raithe, 26 December 2013 - 03:44 AM.

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