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Christmas (monde)greenery

Mo the caller 27 Dec 12 - 04:57 AM
Ron Davies 27 Dec 12 - 05:09 AM
Mo the caller 27 Dec 12 - 05:26 AM
Ron Davies 27 Dec 12 - 05:37 AM
Nigel Parsons 27 Dec 12 - 05:53 AM
Mo the caller 27 Dec 12 - 05:55 AM
Ron Davies 27 Dec 12 - 06:04 AM
Mo the caller 27 Dec 12 - 06:31 AM
Mo the caller 27 Dec 12 - 06:35 AM
Ron Davies 27 Dec 12 - 06:43 AM
GUEST 27 Dec 12 - 07:11 AM
Mo the caller 27 Dec 12 - 07:21 AM
alex s 27 Dec 12 - 07:44 AM
alex s 27 Dec 12 - 07:45 AM
Mo the caller 27 Dec 12 - 08:43 AM
alex s 27 Dec 12 - 08:45 AM
GUEST,Seonaid 27 Dec 12 - 04:13 PM
DonMeixner 27 Dec 12 - 11:18 PM
GUEST,BobL 28 Dec 12 - 03:20 AM
Mo the caller 28 Dec 12 - 08:43 AM
GUEST,Seonaid 28 Dec 12 - 12:57 PM
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Subject: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 04:57 AM

I put this in the Lyrics quiz but since you've all ignored it I'll give it a separate thread.

Every time I hear a certain carol I'm reminded of a school concert when my mother was puzzled by a line we sang

"And custard on the brow"


Anyone guess the carol?


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: Ron Davies
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 05:09 AM

My guess:    Deck the Hall


Fa la la la la, la la la la
Don we now our gay apparel


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 05:26 AM

No, how would that scan?


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: Ron Davies
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 05:37 AM

and custard on the brow---

and custar    don the (heard as we) brow--(heard as now.)

Kids are not famous for good pronunciation--and it's a fast song--easy to run words together.


Please tell us eventually which one you have in mind.    This one seems a good candidate.

Only thing against it that it's so familiar any mother would know the words.


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 05:53 AM

I don't recognise it from a carol, but it could be from the apocryphal verse of Good King Wenceslas:

Page & Monarch off they went, for peasant hunting thrill.
"That seems a good place to try, look, up yonder hill"
Up they went through drifts of snow. A struggle? Yes, and how.
At the top they found the serf, the wanker sto-ood on the brow!


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 05:55 AM

Its the last line of the chorus of......


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: Ron Davies
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 06:04 AM

So I got my own suggestion backwards.   Ah, well.


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 06:31 AM

No, not Wenceslas. Not even sung in Czech.
So as to give latecomers a chance I'll put a clue in the Answers thread, well half a clue.


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 06:35 AM

Two clues now.
Too easy if you use them, so don't say it out loud in this thread.


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: Ron Davies
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 06:43 AM

Got it--with help from clues.


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 07:11 AM

September and mild


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 07:21 AM

Virgin mother and Child?
Doesn't quite fit but it's the best I can come up with.


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: alex s
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 07:44 AM

Not a carol, but I liked:

"Christ the royal monster leans against the phone.............Onward Christian soldiers..."

and

"Who built the Ark? - NO-ONE, NO-ONE"

Kids - so logical.


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: alex s
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 07:45 AM

....and Happy New Year to you, Mo x


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 08:43 AM

And to you and the Millstone band.
I'll think of you with your dancers while I'm hanging around waiting for my NYE gig to start


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: alex s
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 08:45 AM

Oooh, there's posh!
Have a good 'un


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: GUEST,Seonaid
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 04:13 PM

Good mental workout, Mo -- proud (hmm) to say I finally got it!


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: DonMeixner
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 11:18 PM

My fave has always been.

"Wild Shepherds washed their socks by night."

Don


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: GUEST,BobL
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 03:20 AM

Can't resist throwing in the old chestnut about Jesus' other name being Wayne.

As in "A Wayne a manger..."


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: Mo the caller
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 08:43 AM

Has andone worked out what GUEST 27 Dec 12 - 07:11 AM was on about?


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: GUEST,Seonaid
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 12:57 PM

I would imagine the other Guest meant:
"September and mild" = "so tender and mild"
(From "Silent Night")


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Subject: RE: Christmas (monde)greenery
From: GUEST,Seonaid
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 01:02 PM

And while we're on the subject, my favorite Christmas mondegreen is also fom "Silent Night" --
"Round John Virgin"


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