Sunday, December 28, 2014

Kids' Song Interpretations

Surely you will identify this familiar tune, even with its variation:

Bashing through the snow
In a one-course, soapin' sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way

Bells on Bob's tail ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
On a sleighing song tonight.

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You see, a one-course sleigh is a sleigh that is set and directed on a single course. It can't go any other way.

A soapin' sleigh is one whose runners have been soaped to make it slicker so it can slide along better.

Bob is, of course, the name of the horse, and he's wearing bells on his tail.

As for bashing through the snow, that's what you have to do if the snow is very deep. You bash your way through it.

Here's another one:

Hark, the Harold Angels sing
Glory to the newborn King
Peace on earth, and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled.
Joyful all ye nations rise
Join the triumphs of the skies
With the Harry Hosts proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem

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You see, Harold is the leader of the angel choir. They are called the "Harold Angels" because they sing with him and he's their song director. He's an angel himself, and very gifted with music. To make it fit in the second part of the song and to rename them, they are informally called the "Harry Hosts."

*grin*

Write on!