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Lyr Req: O Holy Night - secular lyrics wanted

Jim Dixon 03 Nov 15 - 02:51 PM
Jack Campin 03 Nov 15 - 08:44 PM
Joe Offer 04 Nov 15 - 01:26 PM
GUEST,leeneia 04 Nov 15 - 11:24 PM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 05 Nov 15 - 01:31 AM
Joe Offer 05 Nov 15 - 01:59 AM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 05 Nov 15 - 12:59 PM
Ebbie 05 Nov 15 - 01:21 PM
Joe Offer 05 Nov 15 - 04:32 PM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 05 Nov 15 - 05:54 PM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 06 Nov 15 - 01:20 AM
GUEST,Billy 14 Nov 16 - 03:41 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: O Holy Night - secular lyrics wanted
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Nov 15 - 02:51 PM

Does anyone know of any secular lyrics written to go with the tune known as "O Holy Night" in English, and "Cantique de Noël" or "Minuit, chrétiens" in French?

This thread contains both the original French and the conventional English lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Holy Night - secular lyrics wanted
From: Jack Campin
Date: 03 Nov 15 - 08:44 PM

The Internationale gets close.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Holy Night - secular lyrics wanted
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Nov 15 - 01:26 PM

This is a song I have mixed feelings about. It's a little too pretentious for my tastes, but yet it's a catchy melody and I have a good time singing it.

"The Internationale" is similar. It's catchy, but quite pretentious.

But hell, I like singing both songs.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Holy Night - secular lyrics wanted
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 04 Nov 15 - 11:24 PM

I love playing it on the piano. I try to forget the lyrics (not easy to do) and make it a musical story about humble people experiencing a miracle.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Holy Night - secular lyrics wanted
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 01:31 AM

'Oh, Holy Night' isn't really a 'secular song'...nor was it composed to be a 'secular song'. However, during Easter, you could strike up a a 'hip version' of 'Here comes Peter Cottontail'.

'Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin' down the bunny trail,
Hippity hoppity,
Easter's on its way


Bringin' ev'ry girl and boy
A basketful of Easter joy
Things to make your Easter
Bright and gay


He's got jelly beans for Tommy
Colored eggs for sister Sue
There's an orchid for your mommy
And an Easter bonnet too. Oh!


Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin' down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppity
Happy Easter Day


Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin' down the bunny trail
Look at him hop and listen to him say,


"Try to do the things you should"
Maybe if you're extra good
He'll roll lots of Easter eggs your way


You'll wake up on Easter morning
And you'll know that he was there
When you find those choc'late bunnies
That he's hiding ev'rywhere,
Oh!


Here' comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin' down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppity
Happy Easter Day'

Secular enough for ya'??

GfS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Holy Night - secular lyrics wanted
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 01:59 AM

Hmmm. GfS, I'm having a little trouble making "Peter Cottontail" fit the tune of "O Holy Night." Here Comes Peter Cottontail was written in 1949 by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins. The published "Frosty the Snowman" in 1950. Note the similarity: hipity-hop-hop vs thumpety-thump-thump. Gene Autry recorded them both.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Holy Night - secular lyrics wanted
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 12:59 PM

Well, I never thought of trying to put THOSE lyrics with 'O Holy Night'...nor was I aware of a 'secular' version of 'O Holy Night'....jeez, why would someone want to do that?...why not just write/compose another song?...How about,..ummm...how about, 'Get Off My Cloud' or 'Can't Get No Satisfaction'???..........(wink).

GfS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Holy Night - secular lyrics wanted
From: Ebbie
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 01:21 PM

OP: "secular lyrics written to go with the tune known as "O Holy Night"

This is an example of what is wrong with so many Americans these days- people are intent on just skimming a line without ever reading it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Holy Night - secular lyrics wanted
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 04:32 PM

I dunno, Ebbie. I think most of us understood the original request. But lacking an answer to the main question, the goofing around keeps the thread alive. Otherwise, the thread would have been dead and forgotten two days ago.

But I really did think GfS was trying to sing "Peter Cottontail" to the tune of "O Holy Night."

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Holy Night - secular lyrics wanted
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 05:54 PM

No I wasn't, Joe...It was meant facetiously...umm ...perhaps satirically...

GfS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Holy Night - secular lyrics wanted
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 06 Nov 15 - 01:20 AM

....and it was good for a few more hits......but that's another story...

Regards!!

GfS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Holy Night - secular lyrics wanted
From: GUEST,Billy
Date: 14 Nov 16 - 03:41 AM

Are you considering a COMPLETELY different set of lyrics or modified but still for Christmas?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: O Holy Night - secular lyrics wanted
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 Nov 16 - 05:42 PM

The Marseillaise was the original tune used for The Internationale, so that would fit.


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