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Carolers! Quick, the eggnog!


When Jim and I first lived down here, you could hire one of the Princeton a cappella groups to deliver one or two carols to the address of your choice. (we never hired them, but we went to a good number of the concerts over the years)

What particularly impressed us about them was that two of the carols you could select were favorites of ours, by P.D.Q. Bach - Good King Kong looked out; and the very carefully phrased Throw The Yule Log On Uncle John.





Good King Kong Looked Out
(The chorus of this song us traditionally accompanied by the a capella sound of kazoos)

Good King Kong looked out on his feet
And he saw that they were large.
“Ho, ho,” he said, “we go,” he said,
“To make some tracks in the snow,
Forsooth our feet are very large.”
Squinch, squinch, squinch.

Good King Kong looked out on his nose
And he saw that it was flat.
“Oh, no,” he said, “when we blow,” he said,
“The pitch must not be too low,
The royal nose must not be flat.”
Honk, honk, honk.

Good King Kong looked out on his ears
And his ears he could not see.
“Oh, dear,” he said, “it’s clear,” he said,
“We must see if we can hear,
Because our ears we cannot see.”
Hear, hear, hear.

Good King Kong looked up in the sky
And he saw St. Nick’s red sleigh;
“Ho, ho,” he said, “whadd’ya know,” he said,
“Will you look at that old guy go,” he said,
“Uh, oh, whoa, past us please do not go.
“Yell yells,” he said, “Ring the bells,” he said,
“Though a couple don’t work very well,
Let’s welcome St. Nick and his sleigh.”




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, throw the yule log on,
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, Put the pickle down
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, Hear the hall clock strike
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 too, Uncle John?
(Gather around poor Uncle John)
Please, will you come too, Uncle John (the no-good good-for-nothing),
Oh, when will you come to
Oh, when will you come to
When will you come to, Uncle John?
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