Monday, December 17, 2007

Bishop Got Run Over By a Reindeer

In keeping with the spirit of Christmas, I've decided to share the lyrics to a version of a popular Christmas tune. (At least it was a few years ago.) If I remember right, we were putting together a tribute for our outgoing bishopric. The people in charge of this event wanted to keep the program light and they asked me to come up with a humorous ditty to "honor" the outgoing bishop.

So, I borrowed the music from "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer," and tada, instant classic. =)

Enjoy, and keep a smile in your heart as the final days of the countdown to Christmas unfold. By the way, Santa's helpers in the picture posted above are two of my sons, Devin (green elf hat) and Kris (red Santa hat).

Bishop Got Run Over By A Reindeer

Chorus: Bishop got run over by a reindeer
Comin' home from the church house Christmas Eve
You may say there's no such thing as Santa
But as for we ward members, we believe.

1st verse: There had been a priesthood meetin'
Uncle Jack was sharin' wit
Suddenly there was a phone call
Bishop hastened to answer it.
Seems there was a tiny crisis
His wife, Susie, was stressfully sick,
She'd caught her hand deep in the chimney
Tryin' to clean it for St. Nick.

2nd verse: Bishop laughed till he was cryin'
At his wife who was forlorn
There were ashes on her features
And some say her dress was torn.
The neighbors thought it was exciting,
As they gathered 'round to see
The situation on the roof-top
Belonging to McBishop and Susie.

3rd verse: Bishop pulled himself together
Grabbed a ladder and commenced
To save his bride from her dilemma
Before she grew indignant and incensed.
He tugged---he pulled---he hollered
But it was to no avail
He tried hard not to snicker
As his wife began to wail.

4th verse: It got late and we were worried
We began to fret and doubt
So we called the fire station
To come pull poor Susie out.
They brought their trucks and ladders
We were all so darned impressed
But the rescue was a failure
And poor Susie remained stressed.

5th verse: Bishop had a revelation,
He asked us all to pray
For a tiny Christmas miracle
Hoping this would save the day.
In the air there was a tinkling
The sound of bells from overhead
It was Santa and his reindeer,
Flyin' by in his nice sled.

6th verse: Santa blinked at the commotion
He flew down for a closer peek
And poor Rudolph in his excitement
Caught poor Bishop in the beak.
Santa snapped his magic fingers,
Susie grinned, her hand was free,
She blew a kiss to Santa
As bishop flew into a tree.

7th verse: This tale has a happy ending
The firemen proved their worth
They rescued Bishop from the pine tree
Despite the snickerings and mirth.

Cheri J. Crane
December 1992


lovinna said...

I like your song. I am going to share it with my Bishop's wife. She is my visiting teacher. Ginger Lovinna from the Friends Group

Cheri J. Crane said...

Hi Ginger. =) I'm glad you liked the song. You'll have to let me know how your bishop's wife likes this ditty. ;)Have a Merry Christmas.

Callin and Tricia said...

Hey Cheri, What a fun surprise to find that you have a blog. I love your version of Grandma got ran over by a reindeer. I'm sure my dad would love to hear it. You are so creative! Merry Christmas, Tricia Tippets Passey

Cheri J. Crane said...

Hi Tricia & Callin---

Way cool to hear from you. Glad you liked the poem. ;) It was kind of a silly thing.

Keep in touch.