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A christmas carol


by Tom Lehrer. Buy album CD: Songs & More Songs By Tom Lehr


One very familiar type of song is the Christmas carol. Although it is perhaps a bit out of season at this time. However, I'm informed by my "disk jockey" friends - of whom I have none, that in order to get a song popular by Christmas time, you have to start plugging it well in advance. So here goes. It has always seemed to me after all. That Christmas, with its spirit of giving, offers us all a wonderful opportunity each year to reflect on what we all most sincerely and deeply believe in.

I refer of course, to money. And yet none of the Christmas carols that you hear on the radio or in the street, even attempt to capture the true spirit of Christmas as we celebrate it in the United States. That is to say the commercial spirit. So I should like to offer the following Christmas carol for next year, as being perhaps a bit more appropriate.

Christmas time is here, by golly,
Disapproval would be folly,
Deck the halls with hunks of holly,
Fill the cup and don't say "when."
Kill the turkeys, ducks and chickens,
Mix the punch, drag out the Dickens,
Even though the prospect sickens,
Brother, here we go again.

On Christmas Day you can't get sore,
Your fellow man you must adore,
There's time to rob him all the more
The other three hundred and sixty-four.

Relations, sparing no expense'll
Send some useless old utensil,
Or a matching pen and pencil.
"Just the thing I need! How nice!"
It doesn't matter how sincere it
Is, nor how heartfelt the spirit,
Sentiment will not endear it,
What's important is the price.

Hark the Herald Tribune sings,
Advertising wondrous things.
God rest ye merry, merchants,
May you make the Yuletide pay.
Angels we have heard on high
Tell us to go out and buy!

So let the raucous sleigh bells jingle,
Hail our dear old friend Kris Kringle,
Driving his reindeer across the sky.
Don't stand underneath when they fly by.
Actually I did rather well myself, this last Christmas. The nicest present I received was a gift certificate "good at any hospital for a lobotomy". Rather thoughtful.



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Album: Songs & More Songs By Tom Lehr (1997) Lyrics
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  1. Fight fiercely, harvard!
  2. The old dope peddler
  3. Be prepared
  4. The wild west is where i want to be
  5. I wanna go back to dixie
  6. Lobachevsky
  7. The irish ballad
  8. The hunting song
  9. My home town
  10. When you are old and gray
  11. I hold your hand in mine
  12. The wiener schnitzel waltz
  13. Poisoning pigeons in the park
  14. Bright college days
  15. A christmas carol
  16. The elements
  17. Oedipus rex
  18. In old mexico
  19. Clementine
  20. It makes a fellow proud to be a soldier
  21. She's my girl
  22. The masochism tango
  23. We will all go together when we go
  24. I got it from agnes

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