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Rusty's Yuletide Cheer

Weird Al Yankovic built a large career for himself changing words of hit songs and re recording them. Creating an industry from nothing is impressive, Al's an extremely talented guy, but when I hear songs re written using the music and groove of an already well known song, I'm let down, I feel jipped, cause there's nothing easier than punching up someone's already fully fleshed out successful idea.

Below I'll change words to the first couple lines of familiar holiday songs and prove the point of how easy it is. If I can do it, any dolt can.

Once you get started on a theme with the first two lines changed, the rest comes even easier. So if you're wanting to complete an entire song, it'll be a cinch. You'll agree after you sing my samples.

*You may not nail the cadence of the original song using the new words I wrote, but if you go back over them a time or two and play with the groove, you'll find they all work perfectly right on the beat.

Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells ring ... around the rosey

There's an actress ... named Parker Posey

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells, collect sea shells, Liberace's gay,

If he were alive, he moved to Vermont, and marry a guy named Ray, Hey!

Little Drummer Boy

Come, they told me, geta colonoss cah pee

It might not hurt one bit, but there's no guarantee

Good King Wenceslas

Good King Wenceslas looked out, on the feast of Stephan

Does anybody out there know, what the feast of Stephan is?

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the snowman, was a jolly happy soul

On our soccer team, because he's so fat, we make him play in goal

Silent Night

Silent Night, Holy Night,

Hide the weed, state cops in sight

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