Sunday, December 18, 2016

White Noize

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10 comments:

FreeThinke said...

WHITE noise, beats BLACK noise ever6 time.

Speedy G said...

...well, not all the time. :(

FreeThinke said...

Well, yes THAT truly IS irritatingly pathetic.

FreeThinke said...

Even the clever determination of JEWISH composers of Seasonal Favorites to avoid with utmost care and surgical precision even the merest hint of The Reason for the Season failed to quell the Joy inherent in the Good News of the Gospel. Jesus OUTFOXED all of them, because His SPIRIT SHINES THROUGH the shallowness and silliness of the secularism, and an stimpscphere os warmth, joy, conviviality, wholesome activity and love of home prevails in ALL of the secular delights. God REALLY DOES work in mysterious ways. He helps us often IN SPITE of ourselves. To wit:

Haul out the holly
Put up the tree before our spirits fall again
Fill up the stockings
We may be rushing things, but deck the halls again now

Because we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute
Candles in the window
Carols at the spinet

Yes, we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute
It hasn't snowed a single flurry
But Santa, dear, we're in a hurry

So climb down the chimney
Turn on the brightest string of lights we've ever seen
Slice up the fruitcake
It's time we hung some tinsel on that evergreen bough

Because we've grown a little leaner
Grown a little colder
Grown a little sadder
Grown a little older

And we need a little angel
Sitting on our shoulders
Need a little Christmas now

For we need a little music
Need a little laughter
Need a little singing
Ringing through the rafter

And we need a little snappy
"Happy ever after"
Need a little Christmas now!


~ Jerry Herman (from "Mame")

Gert said...

Jackie Mason once joked that when Tony BlIAr won the election he looked like a Man who Could Rule the World but when Bush II was elected prez, he looked like he couldn't believe he got the job. Agent Orange looks suspiciously like the latter...

And what a 'government BY the people and FOR the people he is appointing too!

Gert said...

The latter won't shake the rubes' belief though, bless'em...

-FJ said...

What's 'shattering the rubes belief system' are all the Trump-access schemes that are now popping up.

"Donate $1 million and dine w/Ivanka..."

Gert said...

$1 M for dinner? For that money I night want a little extra...

-FJ said...

I'm sure that with the Trumps, prices are negotiable.... ;)

FreeThinke said...

ON CHRISTMAS DAY in the MORNING


I saw three ships come sailing in,
On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
I saw three ships come sailing in,
On Christmas day in the morning.

And what1 was in those ships all three?
On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
And what was in those ships all three?
On Christmas day in the morning.

Our Saviour Christ and his lady*
On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
Our Saviour Christ and his lady,
On Christmas day in the morning.

Pray whither sailed those ships all three?
On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
Pray whither sailed those ships all three?
On Christmas day in the morning.

Oh, they sailed into Bethlehem,
On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
Oh, they sailed into Bethlehem,
On Christmas day in the morning.

And all the bells on earth shall ring,
On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
And all the bells on earth shall ring,
On Christmas day in the morning.

And all the Angels in Heaven shall sing,
On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
And all the Angels in Heaven shall sing,
On Christmas day in the morning.

And all the souls on earth shall sing,
On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
And all the souls on earth shall sing,
On Christmas day in the morning.

Then let us all rejoice, amain,
On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
Then let us all rejoice, amain,
On Christmas day in the morning.


~ "Derbyshire" - English Traditional

Source: William Sandys, Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern (London: Richard Beckley, 1833)
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*"His lady" is a reference to the Virgin Mary.