By Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
The holiday season is a delightful time for many reasons, including the traditional songs we hear year after year. Despite hearing these songs hundreds of times a year, year in and year out, it is sometimes difficult to actually remember the words to the tunes.
Here are several Christmas songs as I remember them.
Oh Christmas Tree!
Oh Christmas Tree! Oh Christmas Tree! You are a great big Christmas Tree! Some of you is green, and some is brown. The part that’s brown is in the ground. Oh Christmas Tree! Oh Christmas Tree! You are indeed a Christmas Tree!
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
God rest ye merry gentlemen! Let nothing you dismay. That Christ our Lord and Savior Is born on Christmas Day! To give us all some eggnog powder I think that’s what they say All tidy for comfort and joy Comfort and joy All tidy for comfort and joy
Silver and Spoons
Silver and spoons! Silver and spoons! You may not have silver, But you’ll always have spoons!
Good King Winchell (?)
Good King Winchell Had a feast With salmon and some biscuits People had some seconds And gravy most delicious
We Three Kings!
We three kings of Orient are Bearing gifts we travers afar Fields and fountains Stream and fountains Fountains and a great big star
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas Just like the ones I used to know Where sleigh bells tinkle And dew drops glisten Even though the grass is covered in snow. Oh-h-h-h, I'm dreaming of a white Christmas And I hope your Christmas is merry and bright And may all of your Christmases be white, yeah!
Alas, greensleeves, that is your name And I guess it's because you wear green sleeves Why is there a song about a lady, a lady who Just wears green sleeves.
Jingle Bells Jingle Bells Jingle all the way Oh what fun it is to ride On a one horse soaping slay! Hey! Dashing through the snow! In a carriage made of clay! Over the fields we go! Laughing as we say... Tee Hee Ho ho ho Belting bobcats' rings Scaring spirits frights What fun it is to laugh and such A sleighing song tonight! Oh jingle bells Jingle bells Jingle bell bell bell What fun it is to sing and cry A sleighing song, alright!
The Little Drummer Boy
I don't want to play I just want to bang on this drum all day! Pa-rumpa-pum-pum.