Thanksgiving Carols

I enjoy singing Christmas Carols.  O Come, O Come Emmanuel is my favorite.  I guess that’s really a hymn, but here’s a secret:  I’m not a music major, so I don’t know the difference.

But why are carols limited to Christmas?  I don’t remember where I got it, but there was an article I read years ago that referenced Thanksgiving Carols.  I only remember one song, and a line from another, but in the interests of making sure these gems don’t disappear forever, I will reproduce them here.  If anybody knows who originally wrote them, please let me know so I can give proper attribution.

All I remember about the first song is that it is sung to the tune of “Good King Wenceslas,” and that the first line is “Good dish old coleslaw sat there/Once again uneaten.”    That’s pretty funny.  But the best song is the one I remember in full. It is sung to the tune of “O Holy Night” and it’s called “O Slippery Knife.”

O slippery knife, you slipped while I was carving
Now I’m in pain as my wife calls the doc.
O slippery knife, you skidded off the breastbone
I’m feeling faint, think I’m going into shock.
I now regret those hours at the whetstone
I now suspect I’ve lost at least a quart.

Press on the wound!
Cut off the circulation!
O knife so sharp!
O knife, my tendon’s shorn.
O knife so sharp,
O knife so sharp.

I hope this song can make you smile, as it has for me and my wife for years.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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About Steve Picray

I have been many things, but right now I am a registered nurse attempting to pay off my debt so that, God willing, I can be a pastor again someday. I have a wife and three kids. I am a conservative Christian (of the Baptist variety). This blog is about me: the things that happen to me, the things that interest me, and the things that bother me. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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One Response to Thanksgiving Carols

  1. How about a Christmas Song… written by your’s truely?

    Christmas Song

    God rest ye merry gentlemen, and ladies too I’m sure.
    Remember this is modern times, our speech and thoughts be pure
    and clear of sexist racist lookist ageist stuff today
    in fact ‘twould be best if y’had naught to say, nothing at all.
    Then the Mavens of correctness would be pleased.

    You say this is a Holy day, but wait here just a sec!
    You’re being exclusionary now your PC is a wreck!
    Correct your thoughts Correct your speech or you will rue the day
    that you tried to say something nice to all, you have your gall.
    Just apologize and shut up lest you fall.

    Oh crap! Now you have me correcting you and your bad attitude.
    My thoughts are in a tizzy, I have really been so rude
    For tolerance’s the greatest good and now I’m in a mess
    I hope you’re happy now I’ve failed the test, I was the best
    Now I’m down here in the muck with all the rest.

    So go ahead and celebrate your narrow minded way
    You say that Jesus Christ, your King, was born on Christmas day.
    I must restore my balance and just let you just have your say
    I hope Saint Nick’las hits you with his sleigh, squashes you flat
    Then ‘twould be the end of you, you’d just go splat.

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