It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Lyrics are challenging things

Heard here. Today. All of them.

Emily manages the occasional lyrical mangling, generally pretty entertaining. “Hit the ground, Jack, and never come back no more, no more, no more, no more…”

Or this one (from before the holiday): “Hark a herald angel sings, ‘Glory be! A new-born king.’ ” (One hears an echo of the south in this Canadian girl… who has never ventured further in that direction than Albany. New York.)

Entertaining as those may be, it is Tyler who is the Undisputed King of Mangled Lyrics.

“Winkle, winkle, little star…”

Okay, not too far-fetched, but hang on, it gets better…

“The more we get a-gether, a-gether, a-gether, the more we get a-gether, the fatter we’ll be…” I don’t know about your holiday feasting, but that’s pretty true of the state of the waistlines around here…

But the piece de la resistance, the cream of the crop, the ultimate in lyric-warping…

“Don’t worry, pee happy, every little thing, got a penis right…”

Bob would be so proud.

January 4, 2011 - Posted by | Emily, the things they say!, Tyler | , , ,


  1. My 9 year old, until last year, sang It came upon a midnight clear as “gloooooooria in a barn and stable.” I didn’t bother to explain the latin.

    But the penis song, wow.

    Tyler’s three. He’s totally into genitalia… 😀

    Comment by Bridgett | January 4, 2011 | Reply

  2. Hahaha!!! Today, I had a kid singing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer sing “…shouted out with glue”!

    I’m picturing glue shooting from a bright red nose. Which is rather ‘ew’, really… 😛

    Comment by Bev | January 4, 2011 | Reply

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