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Xmas Song suggestions...
« on: December 06, 2017, 08:40:05 AM »

Looking for suggestions for an upbeat, comic song, probably less we'll known, that can be linked in some way to Xmas (e.g. It could mention sprouts, or be about reindeer pooh...you get the idea) and that can be sung with a melodeon, e.g. shouldn't have too many fancy chords or chromatic progressions. I can transpose so it doesn't need to be in D or G. It's for the Andover Lamb Session Xmas party, which is held in the Angel pub  (:) I was going to do one about rum, but this apparently isn't good enough a connection (:).  I've seen one about a Lousy Christmas on YT, but can't understand the lyrics as they are sung in a broad and inpenetrable US accent...

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Re: Xmas Song suggestions...
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 09:15:46 AM »

Christmas in Australia by Roaring Jelly !!!

https://youtu.be/TMkRpu8a0MY
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Re: Xmas Song suggestions...
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 09:25:38 AM »

Blimey Pikey, that brings back memories!
I remember Roaring Jelly from early Sidmouth's around 19777-8 ish.
Used to really enjoy them!
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Re: Xmas Song suggestions...
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 09:30:25 AM »

 (:). Derek Pearce was a great box player .
Have you seen this ?

https://youtu.be/hzLjNPSRUaA

Clive once they led me that my playing reminded him of Derek‚Äôs  (:)
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Re: Xmas Song suggestions...
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 11:06:59 AM »

Christmas in Australia by Roaring Jelly !!!

https://youtu.be/TMkRpu8a0MY

Yes that is pretty good, thanks (except for reference to Rolf Harris which would need removing or substituting).

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Re: Xmas Song suggestions...
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 12:17:00 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E86bcriRtW8

Mummer's Song from Newfoundland
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Re: Xmas Song suggestions...
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 03:53:27 PM »

There is a 'version' of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen called Auntie Julia which is rather fun - and it can be played on the D/G melodeon if you crossrow at the high end. I don't play the basses so you'd have to see what you can do about them for yourself.
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Re: Xmas Song suggestions...
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 05:57:25 PM »

THIS always cracks me up- but then again I do have a juvenile sense of humor:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RlIs27Z5Hrk
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Re: Xmas Song suggestions...
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 07:48:08 PM »

There are a couple of parodies by the Kippers that work with melodeon: Arrest These Merry Gentlemen and the Death or Glory Wassail. I will try to put Mudcat links here, but I am not sure whether they will take you to the song or the whole thread (which might yield other possibilities).

https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=28561#354821
https://mudcat.org/Detail.CFM?messages__Message_ID=352995

There's also a song called Miss Hooligan's Christmas Cake, but I don't have either the words or the tune to hand. Words may be on Mudcat.

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Re: Xmas Song suggestions...
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 03:46:12 AM »

Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaPtiGrHp_k

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Re: Xmas Song suggestions...
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2017, 08:32:54 AM »

Why not write your own to the tune of a popular Christmas carol?
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Re: Xmas Song suggestions...
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2017, 10:01:46 AM »

Why not write your own to the tune of a popular Christmas carol?
Yes, I might give it a go. Have to see if the Muse descenda on me.

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Re: Xmas Song suggestions...
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2017, 11:14:16 AM »

I'm not sure how known or unknown this is (my knowledge of Xmas songs is lacking), but it is a fun song which I wasn't familiar with until recently, and it is relatively easy to play (~4 chords).

The Shropshire Wakes (Hey For Christmas) (song starts 2:18 or so)
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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2017, 01:07:53 PM »

Sorry Stockaryd, but being a non-conformist reactionary; I just had to look as well!
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