Monday, December 15, 2008

Fun With Christmas Music


Having been egged on by a fellow blogger (Cindy Beck) last week, I decided to go for it and share the lyrics I tampered with a few years ago to a holiday classic, "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer." It was a tribute to our bishop at the time. I'll change the name of his wife to protect the guilty. ;) {Additional note: some of the lyrics won't rhyme if I change her name. Sorry about that. I'll have to leave it as is.}

Here it is, as it was rendered during a ward Christmas party several years ago. Hopefully it will inspire a smile or two out there as we all continue to get ready for the holiday season ahead:

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

1992

Remember, laughter is the best form of exercise. Keep your sense of humor intact as you bustle around this week. Not only is it good for you, for it will help you keep your fetchies about you---a distant grandmother's way of saying the little grey cells are in good working order.



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3 comments:

Cindy Beck said...

Cheri,
Loved your rendition and got a big kick out of it. :)

Thanks for the laughter to help my "fetchies" stay in shape!

Candace E. Salima said...

Okay, that was just funny! Thanks for sharing.

Cheri J. Crane said...

You're welcome, Cindy. And Candace, we all know that laughter is the best medicine, eh? ;)

Thank you both for stopping by.