In a previous post I mentioned that some of these songs would be secular, and the sing-along for Tuesday, December 28, is an example. For the Fourth Day of Christmas, let’s join in singing “Winter Wonderland.” And I’ve provided a bonus, which is referenced below.
Like a lot of secular “Christmas” songs, this one has nothing to do with Christmas: it’s really a wintertime song. Nonetheless, we probably won’t hear it on the radio once they stop playing “holiday” music, even though in this part of the world we’ll be shoveling “winter wonderland” for months yet.
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane snow is glistening. A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight, Walking in a winter wonderland. Gone away is the bluebird; Here to stay is a new bird To sing a love song while we stroll along Walking in a winter wonderland. In the meadow, we can build a snowman. We'll pretend that he is Parson Brown. He'll say, "are you married?" We'll say, "No, man, But you can do the job when you're in town." Later on, we'll conspire As we dream by the fire To face unafraid the plans that we've made Walking in a winter wonderland.
And now the surprise. Each year in the holiday season, The Plain Dealer publishes some parody songs on the opinion pages in their “Editorial Carolbook.” I’ve done my best with Lisa Garvin’s clever 2020 contribution, called “Walking in Coronavirus Land.” (We never expected last year that it would still be relevant in 2021, did we?) The singalong lyrics plus The Plain Dealer‘s other songs for 2020 are here, and my recording is here. (Plain Dealer friends, this is intended as a compliment, not a copyright violation. If you don’t like it, please let me know and I’ll take it down.)
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Join us at https://lavezzi.us/ on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas to join in this virtual sing-along. Want to catch up? Care to be a serial singer? Here you go: