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    Longfellow wrote an anti-war poem during the Late Great Unpleasantness showing his hatred of the South.

    I heard the bells on Christmas day
    Their old familiar carols play,
    And wild and sweet the words repeat
    Of peace on earth, good will to men.

    And thought how, as the day had come,
    The belfries of all Christendom
    Had rolled along the unbroken song
    Of peace on earth, good will to men.

    Till ringing, singing on its way
    The world revolved from night to day,
    A voice, a chime, a chant sublime
    Of peace on earth, good will to men.

    Then from each black, accursed mouth
    The cannon thundered in the South,
    And with the sound the carols drowned
    Of peace on earth, good will to men.

    It was as if an earthquake rent
    The hearth-stones of a continent,
    And made forlorn, the households born
    Of peace on earth, good will to men.

    And in despair I bowed my head
    “There is no peace on earth,” I said,
    “For hate is strong and mocks the song
    Of peace on earth, good will to men.”

    Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
    “God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
    The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
    With peace on earth, good will to men.”
    Jesus knows me, this I love.
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    Here are some of my favorite Christmas Carol lyrics. I'll let you decide if they're good or bad.

    Throw the yule log on, Uncle John

    Throw the yule log on, Uncle John
    Throw the yule log on, Uncle John
    Throw the yule log - on Uncle John
    Soprano: Fa la la, fa la la, fa la la, fa la la, fa la la, fa fa mi fa
    Alto: Wahza whuza wuhza wuhza wuhza woo woo, wuhza wuhza wuhza woo woo, wuhza wuhza wuhza wuhza woo wah
    Tenor: Chick chick chick chick chick chick chick chick-a chick-a chick-a boom bah
    Bass: Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ha

    Put the pickle down, Uncle John
    Put the pickle down, Uncle John
    Put the pickle - down Uncle John
    Soprano: Fa la la, fa la la, fa la la, fa la la, fa la la, fa fa mi fa
    Alto: Wahza whuza wuhza wuhza wuhza woo woo, wuhza wuhza wuhza woo woo, wuhza wuhza wuhza wuhza woo wah
    Tenor: Chick chick chick chick chick chick chick chick-a chick-a chick-a boom bah
    Bass: Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ha

    Ten o’clock on Christmas morn and all the guests are coming to the door;
    Ten o’clock on Christmas morn and Uncle John’s already on the floor.

    Though the weather’s bitter cold there’s not a frown to mar the festive mood;
    Wait ’til they discover that old Uncle John has eaten all the food.

    Hear the hall clock strike, Uncle John
    Hear the hall clock strike, Uncle John
    Hear the hall clock - strike Uncle John
    Soprano: Fa la la, fa la la, fa la la, fa la la fa la la, fa fa mi fa
    Alto: Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear, fuzzy wuzzy had no hair, fuzzy wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy wuzzy wuzzy wuhza wuhza woo wah
    Tenor: Sis sis sis sis sis sis sis sis sis boom bah
    Bass: Boom chick boom chick boom chick boom chick boom chick boom chick boom boom boom buhzoowah doowah

    Please, will you come to Uncle John?
    Gather around poor Uncle John.
    Please, will you come to Uncle John (the no-good good-for-nothing),
    Oh, when will you come to Uncle John?
    Oh, when will you come to, Uncle John?

    -Peter Schickele

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad Fletcher View Post
    Any of them that refer to the singing angels. I don't find singing angels anywhere in the Christmas story.


    True, but at least this is an understandable error, and perhaps not even a complete error-as the angels, the multitude of the heavenly host praised God-often, praising God was synonymous with singing-in fact, this is one of my big problems with the idea of 'Worship" music, as worship is never identified with music, but praise almost always is.

    Whether they actually praised in song, or in word is up for interpretation, since it says "Saying". You can certainly SAY something in song.

    But I'm not being dogmatic-just it seems like an understandable mistake, if it IS a mistake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by npetreley View Post
    Here are some of my favorite Christmas Carol lyrics. I'll let you decide if they're good or bad.

    Throw the yule log on, Uncle John

    Throw the yule log on, Uncle John
    Throw the yule log on, Uncle John
    Throw the yule log - on Uncle John
    Soprano: Fa la la, fa la la, fa la la, fa la la, fa la la, fa fa mi fa
    Alto: Wahza whuza wuhza wuhza wuhza woo woo, wuhza wuhza wuhza woo woo, wuhza wuhza wuhza wuhza woo wah
    Tenor: Chick chick chick chick chick chick chick chick-a chick-a chick-a boom bah
    Bass: Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ha

    Put the pickle down, Uncle John
    Put the pickle down, Uncle John
    Put the pickle - down Uncle John
    Soprano: Fa la la, fa la la, fa la la, fa la la, fa la la, fa fa mi fa
    Alto: Wahza whuza wuhza wuhza wuhza woo woo, wuhza wuhza wuhza woo woo, wuhza wuhza wuhza wuhza woo wah
    Tenor: Chick chick chick chick chick chick chick chick-a chick-a chick-a boom bah
    Bass: Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ha

    Ten o’clock on Christmas morn and all the guests are coming to the door;
    Ten o’clock on Christmas morn and Uncle John’s already on the floor.

    Though the weather’s bitter cold there’s not a frown to mar the festive mood;
    Wait ’til they discover that old Uncle John has eaten all the food.

    Hear the hall clock strike, Uncle John
    Hear the hall clock strike, Uncle John
    Hear the hall clock - strike Uncle John
    Soprano: Fa la la, fa la la, fa la la, fa la la fa la la, fa fa mi fa
    Alto: Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear, fuzzy wuzzy had no hair, fuzzy wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy wuzzy wuzzy wuhza wuhza woo wah
    Tenor: Sis sis sis sis sis sis sis sis sis boom bah
    Bass: Boom chick boom chick boom chick boom chick boom chick boom chick boom boom boom buhzoowah doowah

    Please, will you come to Uncle John?
    Gather around poor Uncle John.
    Please, will you come to Uncle John (the no-good good-for-nothing),
    Oh, when will you come to Uncle John?
    Oh, when will you come to, Uncle John?

    -Peter Schickele
    You just can't beat the classics, like Professor Schickele! One of my favorites! Though I prefer his Ground Rounds.
    Love,
    the Halloween-Hater


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Reed View Post
    True, but at least this is an understandable error, and perhaps not even a complete error-as the angels, the multitude of the heavenly host praised God-often, praising God was synonymous with singing-in fact, this is one of my big problems with the idea of 'Worship" music, as worship is never identified with music, but praise almost always is.

    Whether they actually praised in song, or in word is up for interpretation, since it says "Saying". You can certainly SAY something in song.

    But I'm not being dogmatic-just it seems like an understandable mistake, if it IS a mistake.
    Actually, it is not really open to interpretation. There are perfectly acceptable Greek words for "singing" that could have been employed there had Luke meant that the angels actually sang. In fact, the Greek word humneo actually means "to sing the praises of [God]". Luke uses this word in Acts 16:25. The word ado or psallo would work as well. The point is that nothing in that passage points to the angels singing. Of course, never let good theology ruin a good song.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad Fletcher View Post
    Actually, it is not really open to interpretation. There are perfectly acceptable Greek words for "singing" that could have been employed there had Luke meant that the angels actually sang. In fact, the Greek word humneo actually means "to sing the praises of [God]". Luke uses this word in Acts 16:25. The word ado or psallo would work as well. The point is that nothing in that passage points to the angels singing. Of course, never let good theology ruin a good song.


    Hey-I'm a man and can admit my mistakes-I didn't research it out all the way before I wrote, so I humbly retract. Open page, insert foot.

    However, the primary meaning of the word used in this passage, "aineo', means "1) to praise, extol, to sing praises in honour to God", so it could still mean the same. Just because there are other words that would work, doesn't mean this one doesn't.
    That being said, you are probably right, and I'm good with that. They had a reason to translate it the way they did, and I'm not going to argue with it.
    Love,
    the Halloween-Hater


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Reed View Post
    You just can't beat the classics, like Professor Schickele! One of my favorites! Though I prefer his Ground Rounds.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkjR3cdXSS8"]YouTube - P.D.Q. Bach (Peter Schickele) - "The art of the ground round"[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Reed View Post
    You just can't beat the classics, like Professor Schickele! One of my favorites! Though I prefer his Ground Rounds.
    I just stumbled across this, which you may appreciate. It's Peter Schickele/PDQ from 1966 and the Smothers Brothers show.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4omW3Cp3qfQ"]YouTube - PDQ Bach, The Farmer on the Dole[/ame]

    You did ran very well, but the stubbing block got a hold of you. -- The Gory Gland

    In bible times, it was hard to give birth with pants on. But not today, for they all now have zippers. -- The Gory Gland

    I new that this reply was coming, but I did not know from which sinner.... -- The Gory Gland

 

 
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