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Christmas Dinner Country Style

GUEST,Chris Murray 08 Dec 10 - 03:50 PM
open mike 08 Dec 10 - 05:58 PM
open mike 08 Dec 10 - 06:18 PM
Tug the Cox 08 Dec 10 - 06:24 PM
GUEST,Chris Murray 08 Dec 10 - 06:49 PM
GUEST,Jim Saxe 13 Nov 15 - 03:25 PM
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Subject: Christmas Dinner Country Style
From: GUEST,Chris Murray
Date: 08 Dec 10 - 03:50 PM

Can anyone tell me the correct words to "Christmas Dinner Country Style" as sung by Bing Crosby?

I've Googled it but all of the offerings are inaccurate and guesses.


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Subject: RE: Christmas Dinner Country Style
From: open mike
Date: 08 Dec 10 - 05:58 PM

thought this was a recipe thread--hope someone has these lyrics--and tune.


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Subject: RE: Christmas Dinner Country Style
From: open mike
Date: 08 Dec 10 - 06:18 PM

here/s one version. and a couple videos

Mother, mother, everybody's starvin'
Mother, mother, let's eat

Hold your horses, got a million courses
And I'm fixin' a treat

Jeremiah, go and help your mother
Jay and Jonah, you too
Ezachiah, go and get your brother
Then fetch Jamie and Sue

Mother, mother, everybody's happy
Got a reason to smile

`Cause you know that I'm about to servin'
Christmas dinner country style
Christmas dinner country style

Everybody's sittin' by your head
We'll all say praise and then break bread

Put your napkin on your lap
While (?) is sided from the tap

Oh don't that turkey look divine
We'll promenade it down the line
Plenty off duck, well long (?) on white
So (?) plant it to your right

Now the sachet (?) hello met country ham
And double-sachet (?) ham
Swing to the left, and test that stuffin'
And swing to the right, a Huckleberry muffin

Time for your partner to reach across
And dosey-dose the cranberry sauce

Have another helpin' (?) one and all
And you in the roomer (?), swing to the ball
Pass a little rumsteak, if you please
And promenade the pretty bag-eyed (?) beast

When you all say cheese, dosey-dose
So much's turkey is about to explode
But you still gotta swing to the pickle twist
Choose your pie (?)

Oh dinner was grand, to say the least
So honour the lady who cooked the beast

Mother, mother, thank you for the dinner
All the fixin's were great

Nothin' to it, mighty glad to do it
Seeing how much you ate

Jeremiah, go and get your dinner
Come on father, let's eat (?)

I'm too full of turkey and


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K42ioKM5lE8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47P8DoTKPRE
this one has int3eresting pix...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K42ioKM5lE8&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Christmas Dinner Country Style
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 08 Dec 10 - 06:24 PM

It's 'sashay', abarn dance move.


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Subject: RE: Christmas Dinner Country Style
From: GUEST,Chris Murray
Date: 08 Dec 10 - 06:49 PM

That's the version I found on Google. Too many question marks.

Surely it's "Everybody sit and bow your head, We'll all say prayers and then break bread"?

"So promenade it to the right"?

"Promenade the pretty black-eyed peas"?

"Pass a little drumstick if you please"?

Need I go on? You see my problem?


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Subject: RE: Christmas Dinner Country Style
From: GUEST,Jim Saxe
Date: 13 Nov 15 - 03:25 PM

Hi. I'm piping up on this long-inactive thread because I finally found a decent transcription of the requested lyrics:

    http://genius.com/Bing-crosby-christmas-dinner-country-style-2006-digital-remaster-lyrics

There are a few points where I might quibble with it:

    "bow your heads" ->? "bow your head"

    "Ho! Don't that turkey ..." ->? "Oh! Don't ..."

    "the marshmallow yams" ->? "a marshmallow yam"

But, as far as I tell, it's free of serious mondegreens, correctly (IMO) reading

    "chestnut stuffin'" (not "test the stuffin'")

    "you and the rhubarb swing to the wall" (not "you in the roomer ... ball")

    "pickled quince" (not "pickle twist")

etc., etc.


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