20 December 2007

Bone a Bone...

This is one of Muzzer's favorite carols, though as she 'splains it to me, it isn't really a Christmas song. A long, long time ago...in a land far, far away....Carolers went out much earlier...way before Christmas happened. In fact, not too long after Halloween.

So this is based on a traditional carol called "Soul Cake." With apologies to many people, perhaps most recently Peter, Paul and Mary. (my humans are a mixed marriage, she was a folkie and he was a Beach Boys fan!)


Gussie's version...for muzzer

Bone, a Bone, a meaty bone

Please, please Muzzer a meaty bone

Beef or Lamb or Deer, Oh Harry

Any of those would make me so merry

One For Teka, One for Gus, one for later just for us......

God Bless the doggies in this blog and the human beans also

And all the little puppies that round the table grow

The Kittens and Hamsterriers who blog also

All of us at DWB, and those we will soon know

Bone, a Bone, a meaty bone

Please dear muzzer a meaty Bone

Beef or Lamb or Deer, Oh Harry

Any of those would make us all merry

One for Tanner, one for Joe, one for helping Stella grow

Go down into the cellar and see what you can find

If the barrels are not empty we hope you will be kind

We hope you will be kind with your meat scraps and meat pies

For we'll come no more a soalin till this time next year.

Bone a Bone a meaty bone

Please good muzzer a meaty bone

Beef or Lambie, Deer...Oh Harry

Any good thing to make us all merry,

One for Snickers, one for Jake, one to bake into the cake

The streets are very dirty,

my feets are very sore.

I have a little pocket to put a treat-y in.

If you havent got a treat-y a half a treat will do.

If you havent got a half a treat then God bless you.

Bone a Bone a meaty Bone...

please, Please muzzer a meaty bone

Deer or beef or lamb, oh Harry

Any good thing to make us all merry,

One for Ruby, One for Blue, One more if you like your shoes.

Now to the lord sing praises all you within this place,

And with true love and brotherhood each other now embrace..

This holy tide of christmas of beauty and of grace,

Oh tidings of comfort and joy. Comfort and joy, Oh Tidings of comfort and joy


Maggie & Mitch said...

We love the words but we're not sure how the melody goes! We like to hum along as we read!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

E. Rabbit said...

Gus, when are you going to do "Dominic the Donkey?"

Maggie & Mitch said...

Thanks for the link Gussie and Muzzer! I don't think we've ever heard that song before but it's very pretty! Muzzer has good taste!
Is there anyone who likes Dominic the Donkey??!! haha

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hi, Gus!
Thank you so much for your beautiful card. I got it today!
Have a good night

Dory the Lab said...

Oh heavens - don't mention Peter Paul and Mary to Gramma! She went to the same High School as Paul (apparently he was a senior and she was in 8th grade) anyhow every time we hear a PPM song, Gramma tells us about when she knew PAUL!


Asta said...

OOOh I know that song...Mommi plays it fow me on the piano, but I like these wowds bettewew
smoochie kisses

Jake of Florida said...

Gus, Gus, WE MISS YOU!!! We wish we were all in St. Loulis together and that it was summertime and we could see Albert Pujols hit a walk off home run for the Cardinals instead of us lonesom in Plantation and our folks up there in the freakin' cold. We just learned that our egret cam is on strike!!! What to do?

We guess the only thing to do is sing along with Gus and Muzzer to enjoy the Christmas spirit.

Lots of wirey love,

Lonesome Jake and Just Harry,
Chillblained Mom and Dogdad,
P-ss-d off Egret Cam!!!