Friday, 20 November 2020

Nov 20, 2020: "TURKEY LEFTOVERS", holiday pa(i)rody, rehashed

 REPRISE:  a seasonal parody from 2015, revisited


SUBSTITUTE LYRICS subbed into 2 original songs, a pairody


ORIGINAL SONG#1: "The Christmas Song" (Chestnuts...), written by Wells and Tormé  in 1944, and recorded by the Nat King Cole Trio 1946.

ORIGINAL SONG#2: "Good King Wenceslas", John Mason Neale 1853, but often now mistakenly referred to as 'traditional'. Neale's piece, (based on accounts of the Bohemian Wenceslas legend, and a 13th century 'spring-carol' tune) was highly criticized in the 1920s as "ponderous moral doggerel"; you might want to check the interesting description in the Wikipedia essay.

PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, January, 2015, currently updated with new verse-charts, improved fonts and an epilogue including slides with ukulele/guitar chords for the original songs. 
  
SONGLINK: For another parody on  "The Christmas Song",  see my earlier posting "The Cynic's Song" here.
































SUGGESTIONS for UKULELE-PLAYERS

There are some difficult jazz chords here, but they sound beautiful, and are worth the effort!

Specifics for ukulele (C-tuning):
Bm7 = 2222;  C#m7 = 4444;  E7 = 1202;  Em7 = 1010;  C#7+5 =2112; F#m = 2120;  Dm6 = 2212;  D#m7 = 3324;  C#M7 = 1113;  CM7 = 0002;
A9= 0102;  DM7 = 2224;  D6 = 2222;  Dm7 = 2213;  CM7 = 0002;  C6 = 0000;  Fdim7 = 1212; G#7 = 1323;  Cdim7 = 2323;  AM7 = 1100;  F#7sus = 6677


ORIGINAL SONG-LYRICS
(click on any verse-slide to enlarge the entire series and compare the original songs' verses with the parody version. Move back and forth using the thumbnails at the bottom) 













 

















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