It reminded me of a radio show I listened in on last week. The DJ was talking about the lyrics to Jingle Bells. He had several callers debating the true lyrics of the line "bells on bobtails ring". One caller swore up and down that the line referred to the horse's name, which she insisted was Bob, and that line should be sung "bells on Bob's tail ring". Regardless of the inaccuracy, it did bring a little joy to my morning just listening to that. Giggling was had.
How fun would it be to have a group of carolers going around the neighborhood singing the wrong lyrics to all of the traditional songs. Just for kicks. I can imagine the reaction of the residents. What the? What did they just sing? I don't think that's how the song goes... It plays out in my head much like an SNL skit. Maybe even with Will Ferrell. Complete with all of the garb and gusto that traditional carolers bring to the much beloved tunes, but just off mark with the lyrics. Something like this:
And for those of you that like to keep it traditional, I have to say, nothing beats this version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman. Wiggle your hiney to this:
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