Monday, July 8, 2013

A Jingle-Bell Travelogue

Part Two in our series of "Xmas in July" fun, and here's a kooky little musical spin on the classic Jingle Bells ditty, as the comedy team duo of Minnie Tripps A'Brawd writes the words, while I. Ben Allover knocks out the notes for some serioso translations from the four corners of the world. I especially enjoy the me so solly section from The Mysterious East --to the tune of Jingle Bells, don't forget: "Ching goo pow! Ching goo pow! Moo moo guy pan, Oh sop gum fun, shlimp flied lice, Ahl-mawnd cook-kee..." --as well as the Home Serene Home section with its hip cat daddio lyrics. And for those of you who don't care about the questionable tune but love cute illustrations from 1962, I've separated and enlarged the cover art characters just for you!














5 comments:

Craftypants Carol said...

wow. well, not being able to read music made it a little confusing for my already confused pea brain - but those lyrics are pretty freaking crazy, man!

Ahl-mawnd cook-kee right back atcha!!

the little people are all pretty great - but i love the little Italian guy on the gondola :)

Karswell said...

Just keep reminding yourself: sung to the tune of Jingle Bells!

Craftypants Carol said...

i tried!

Brian Barnes said...

Well, I'm certainly glad the notation marks the grace notes as optional. It's so hard to be a completely racist nitwit and hit the grace notes at the same time!

Karswell said...

Ancient Chinese secret, Bri!