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Lyr Req: got any kids' additions for Rudolph?

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RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (with kid's additons)


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Subject: New Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer
From: rodney dungerfield
Date: 23 Dec 02 - 03:37 PM

I've been hearing a lot of children's groups sing Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer with each line being answered by some type of comment. Examples: "You would even say it glows ...like a lightbulb", "used to laugh and call him names...like Pinocchio." When did these lines start. I don't remember them from my childhood. Was there ever a recording that had them in it? Perhaps we can create a lot of new songs by doing this.


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Subject: RE: New Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer
From: MMario
Date: 23 Dec 02 - 03:41 PM

I remember many of them from the late '50s


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Subject: RE: New Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer
From: MMario
Date: 23 Dec 02 - 03:43 PM

{older then we thought} *grin*

An Old English Poem by Philip Chapman-Bell

Incipit gestis Rudolphi rangifer tarandus

Hwæt, Hrodulf readnosa hrandeor --
Næfde þæt nieten unsciende næsðyrlas!
Glitenode and gladode godlice nosgrisele.
Ða hofberendas mid huscwordum hine gehefigodon;
Nolden þa geneatas Hrodulf næftig
To gomene hraniscum geador ætsomne.
Þa in Cristesmæsseæfne stormigum clommum,
Halga Claus þæt gemunde to him maðelode:
"Neahfreond nihteage nosubeorhtende!
Min hroden hrædwæn gelæd ðu, Hrodulf!"
Ða gelufodon hira laddeor þa lyftflogan --
Wæs glædnes and gliwdream; hornede sum gegieddode
"Hwæt, Hrodulf readnosa hrandeor,
Brad springð þin blæd: breme eart þu!"

Explicit

 Philip Craig Chapman-Bell chapbell@crocker.com 


Hrodulf the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Modern English translation)

Here begins the deeds of Rudolph, Tundra-Wanderer

Lo, Hrodulf the red-nosed reindeer --
That beast didn't have unshiny nostrils!
The goodly nose-cartilage glittered and glowed.
The hoof-bearers taunted him with proud words;
The comrades wouldn't allow wretched Hrodulf
To join the reindeer games.
Then, on Christmas Eve bound in storms
Santa Claus remembered that, spoke formally to him:
"Dear night-sighted friend, nose-bright one!
You, Hrodulf, shall lead my adorned rapid-wagon!"
Then the sky-flyers praised their lead-deer --
There was gladness and music; one of the horned ones sang
"Lo, Hrodulf the red-nosed reindeer,
Your fame spreads broadly, you are renowned!"

Copyright © 1996 Philip Chapman-Bell; All Rights Reserved.


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Subject: RE: New Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer
From: PageOfCups
Date: 23 Dec 02 - 03:52 PM

One of John Denver's christmas albums had these - interpolated by a kids' chorus.

PoC


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Subject: RE: New Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 23 Dec 02 - 05:56 PM

And from Boston came the tradition of singing "Rudolph" to the slow minor-key Sacred Harp tune Villulia (56b).
--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: New Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer
From: Cluin
Date: 23 Dec 02 - 09:58 PM

Are you all getting in the last bit?:

(changing the tonic chord to a dominant 7th)

...Like Attila the Hunnnnnnnnnn!


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Subject: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: open mike
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 07:35 PM

here is how the song appears in the D.T.
but i think htere are some other words
for the parenthesis--end of lines shouts

for instatnce the shiny nose and the "glows"
sometimes both have light bulb after them..'
but i am looking for a different one for "nose"
and we usually said "like Columbus" for the history one.


RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (with kid's additons)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (reindeer)
Had a very shiny nose (like a light bulb)
And if you ever saw it (saw it)
You would even say it glowed (like a stop light)
All of the other reindeer (reindeer)
Used to laugh and call him names (like Pinocchio)
They never let poor Rudolph (Rudolph)
Join in any reindeer games (like Monopoly)

Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say (Ho, ho, ho)
Rudolph with your nose so bright
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight

Then how the reindeer loved him (loved him)
And they shouted out with glee (ha, ha, ha)
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer (reindeer)
You'll go down in history...(like George Washington)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: JennieG
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 12:44 AM

Perhaps the additions depend on where you live...for instance the version I learnt from my children over 20 years ago has "Page forty-three" after the history line, we don't learn much about George Washington in Oz. It rhymes too.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: LadyJean
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 12:57 AM

I posted this on another thread, and I'm not sure it's worth reapeating. But I heard this 40 some years ago, sung by a small girl on a childrens' television show.

Rudolf the red nosed cowboy
Had a very shiney gun
And if you ever saw it,
You would turn around and run.
All of the other cowboys
Used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolf
Join in any poker games.
Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
The sherriff came to say,
"Rudolf with your gun so bright,
would you kill my wife tonight?"
Then how the cowboys loved him.
And they shouted out with glee,
"Rudolf the red nosed cowboy,
you'll be hanging from a tree."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: Shanty Filker
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 03:17 AM

I remember a version like Lady Jean's, but a few differences:

Randolph the bow-legged cowboy . . .
and at the end:
"you'll be in the penitentary."

I swear, though, that this came from somebody's album, but I just can't place the group.


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Subject: Lyr Add: Randolph the Bow-Legged Cowboy
From: masato sakurai
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 06:33 AM

"Randolph the Bow-Legged Cowboy" is in Josepha Sherman & T.K.E. Weisskopf's Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts: The Subversive Folklore of Childhood (Little Rock: August House, 1995, pp. 146-47):
Version one:

Randolph the bow-legged cowboy
Had a very shiney gun.
And if you ever saw it,
You would surely make you run.
All of the other cowboys
Used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Randolph
Join in any cowboy games.
Then one foggy Christmas Eve
The sherriff came to say,
"Randolph with your gun so bright,
Won't you shoot my wife tonight?"
Then how the cowboys loved him
And they shouted out with glee,
"Randolph the bow-legged cowboy,
You'll go to the penitentiary!"
(Author Sherman, New York City, late 1960s-early 1970s.)

Version two:

Then all the other cowboys,
Laughed and shouted out with glee,
"Mav'rick the Lonely Cowboy,
We'll hang you from the highest tree."
(Jim, St. Patrick'sParochial School, Bedford, New York, ca. 1960s.)
"Rudolf the red-nosed cowboy" is in Mary and Herbert Knapp's One Potato, Two Potato: The Folklore of American Children (New York: Norton, 1976, p. 169).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 11:03 AM

Rudolph the red-reared reindeer
Had a very shiny ass.
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it's glass

(I forget what comes next)

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say
Rudolph with your ass so bright
Won't you be my backup light?

(The rest is shrouded in memeory. Can anyone help?)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: Terry Allan Hall
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 11:50 AM

Then there's "Jim-Bob, the Red-Neck Reindeer"

Jim-Bob the Redneck Reindeer
Has a lousy attitude
Just stood around scratching his cojones (or "unmentionables")
And acting in a manner rude

Jim-Bob, he liked his Lone Star
He liked to honkey-tonk from dusk 'til dawn
He liked to line-dance to the "Cotton-Eyed Joe"
Then hurl his guts on Santa's lawn

Then one dusty Christmas Eve
Rudolph came to say:
"Jim-Bob, you're just Cow-town Trash!"
So Jim-Bob knocked him on his heiney

And now all the other reindeers
Are afraid they'll get what Rudolph got!
That why Jim-Bob the Red-neck Reindeer
Is the toughest buck of Santa's lot!

Then one dusty Christmas Eve
Miss Comet was heard to say:
"Jim-Bob, I've a good little girl
Won't you please just rock my world?

And now all the other rein-does
Wanted what Miss Comet had
So now Jim-Bob the redneck reindeer
Is a lot of little reindeers' Dad!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: open mike
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 12:13 PM

well, thanks for all the variations
i was just looking for other words
to put in the parenthesis (like a....)
it jsdut seems that like a light bulb
should n[t be in there twice...so what
is inserted after nose and glows?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: GUEST,dave ruch
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 07:44 PM

I hear kids singing this all the time in the schools in NY, PA, & OH, and here's what I usually here:

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (reindeer)
Had a very shiny nose (like a light bulb)
And if you ever saw it (saw it)
You would even say it glowed (like a flashlight)
All of the other reindeer (reindeer)
Used to laugh and call him names (like Pinocchio)
They never let poor Rudolph (Rudolph)
Join in any reindeer games (like Monopoly)

Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say (In his underwear! OR Ho, ho, ho)
Rudolph with your nose so bright
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight

Then how the reindeer loved him (loved him)
And they shouted out with glee (yippee! OR in one town in rural NY they said "like toothpaste")
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer (reindeer)
You'll go down in history...(like George Washington)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: GUEST,Liz in Miami, FL
Date: 07 Dec 05 - 09:34 PM

In Miami, FL we used to say "like toothpaste" and for the last line "like Columbus"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 12:57 PM

Following on from some of the comment above, I only remember the two lines from my childhood:

"Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, had a very shiny cock.
And if you ever touched it, you would get a 'lectric shock"

How low can the tone go?

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: GUEST,Scott Wilson/ Iowa
Date: 24 Dec 06 - 09:00 PM

Randolph the bowlegged cowboy
had two very shiny guns
and if you ever saw them you would turn around and run
all of the other cowboys used to laugh and call him names
they wouldn't let poor Randolph join in any poker games
then one foggy Christmas eve the sheriff came to say
Randolph with your guns so bright won't you lead my posse tonite
Then how the cowgirls loved him
and they shouted out with glee
Randolph the bowlegged cowboy you'll go down in history.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Dec 06 - 09:36 PM

Here's a re-post from another Mudcat thread:

Subject: RE: Naughty kids'greatest hits
From: Jon W. - PM
Date: 15 Sep 97 - 10:41 AM

Well I guess my kids aren't all that naughty because the best I can come up with is the version of Rudolph the red nosed reindeer with the echos (in parentheses)
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer (reindeer)
had a very shiny nose (like a lightbulb)
and if you ever saw it (saw it)
you would even say it glows (like a lightbulb)
All of the other reindeer(reindeer)
used to laugh and call him names (like Pinochio)
they never let poor Rudolph (Rudolph)
join in any reindeer games (like football)

Then one foggy Christmas eve,
Santa came to say (ho ho ho)
Rudolph with your nose so bright,
won't you guide my sleigh tonight?

Then all the reindeer loved him (loved him)
and they shouted out with glee (yippee)
Rudolph the red-nose reindeer (reindeer)
you'll go down in history (like Columbus)


If memory serves, this was featured on an episode of "The Simpsons."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Dec 06 - 09:51 PM

Around about 2004 and 2005, I heard some African Americans children in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania sing basically the same version of Rudolph as given by Jon W. {15 Sep 97} and by GUEST,dave ruch {18 Dec 04}.

The only difference that I can recall is this last line:

"you'll go down in history (like Martin Luther King)".

I'm not sure how widespread Martin Luther King's name is used intead of Columbus or George Washington by children singing this song in Pittsburgh or elsewhere. If I had to guess, I'd say that Columbus's name or George Washington's name is said much more frequently. But I think this mention of Martin Luther King's name is a reflection on the attention given to civil rights leader & human rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a result of his holiday, the third Monday of January, every year. Read more about this holiday at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Day


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Dec 06 - 10:46 PM

Here's two YouTube versions of the children's version of Rudolph:

Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVsR-N2pXG0&search=Rudolph%20the%20red%20nosed%20reindeer%20Christmas%20Carol

Added December 09, 2006; From flutterbies77
"My kids clowning around before bedtime"

**

Rachel Singing Christmas Songs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlKgbxPG3TA&search=Rudolph%20the%20red%20nosed%20reindeer%20Christmas%20Carol

Added September 12, 2006; From princesspink087

-snip-

In another YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yeF-qqLCG4&search=Carissa%20Singing%20Christmas%20Songs%20Rudolph%20Red-Nosed%20Reindeer [posted on December 14, 2006; From NYDumDum with the comment "We got bored. *shrug*], teen girls the line "used to laugh and call him names (like Pinochio)" as "used to laugh and call him names (like Michael Jackson}. In that same video, there are a couple of other changes to the "standard children's lyrics" such as the ending line "you'll go down in history {like your mom}.

If you pardon the phrase, these girls sounded like White Americans to me. If some Black American teens were joking around {as these girls said they were doing}, they probably would say "like yo mama" instead.

Be that as it may {or may not be}, I think that the lyrics for the kid's version of Rudolph demonstrate a great deal of consistency.
In my opinion, this is probably due the fact that story of Rudolph the red nosed reindeer is still very well known, and there have been no changes in that story. The "original" lyrics to the kid's song fit well and still fit well {for instance, Santa's laugh is still given as "Ho Ho Ho", and even if children don't know what "glee" is, the word "Yipee!" rhymes with glee and is fun to say. Consequently, only minor changes have been made in the children's version of this song.

However, what changes are being made to that song are interesting to consider. I think Pinochio's name was used in the original song because it is considered a "different" [and therefore funny?] name. Why then, was Michael Jackson's name used in this line, and what does that say about these girls, or society's view of Michael Jackson? I guessing it means that the former Prince of Pop is being ridiculed for his current persona if not for his alleged illegal or inappropriate actions.

But these comments are far too serious for this song. I admit I analyze the words of children's songs far more than they do.

What can I say?

Oh, I know...

Merry Christmas! And Happy New Year!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: Cluin
Date: 24 Dec 06 - 11:41 PM

....You'll go down in history...

like Atilla the Hun (ending on the Dominant Seventh chord)


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Subject: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in Italian
From: GUEST,Makiko
Date: 04 Dec 07 - 07:18 PM

Hi

I am trying to find out the above lyrics in ITALIAN. I need it ASAP. I googled and searched, but no luck. Can anybody help?

Thanks in advance:)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: Peace
Date: 04 Dec 07 - 07:20 PM

What above lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: Azizi
Date: 04 Dec 07 - 07:29 PM

I suppose that Makiko was referring to one of the versions of Ruldoph The Red Nose Reindeer with the end words or phrases.

If I knew Italian, I'd translate one of those posts with the words in it. But I don't.

Hopefully, someone will respond to Makiko's request.

**

And btw Peace, it's no big deal, but isn't "Whichabove lyrics?" more correct than "What above lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: Azizi
Date: 04 Dec 07 - 07:42 PM

well that is, with correct spacing...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 05 Dec 07 - 06:11 AM

Azizi, replying to your last years post. I thought Pinochio because he had an odd nose. Maybe that story is less well know than it was, so the change to someone who was in the news.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: Celtaddict
Date: 05 Dec 07 - 08:39 PM

We (and my kids) sing/sang it as 'you would even say it glowed (like a glowworm)', 'shouted out with glee (wheee).' We used George Washington at the end; when I was a kid that annoyed me because it does not scan properly at all. 'Columbus' sounds better. Now I think the 'George Washington' is funnier precisely because it does not fit.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: GUEST,louis
Date: 06 Dec 07 - 05:28 PM

Rudolph Red Nosed Reindeer - (renna)
Aveva un naso molto lucido (come una lampadina)
here is the ittalaion lyrics


E se si č mai visto (vide)
Si dovrebbe anche dire che emesso luce (come una luce di stop)
Tutte le altre renne (renna)
Utilizzati per ridere e lui chiama nomi (come Pinocchio)
Non hanno mai lasciato poveri Rudolph (Rudolph)
Iscriviti in qualsiasi renne giochi (come Monopoli)

Poi un nebbia vigilia di Natale, Santa venuto a dire (Ho, oh, oh)
Rudolph con il tuo naso cosě brillante
Non č la mia guida slitta stasera

Allora, come la renna amato (amato)
E di essi urlavano con glee (ah, ah, ah)
Rudolph rosso - nosed renne (renna)
Potrai passare alla storia ... (come George Washington)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kid'sadditions for Rudolph?
From: Azizi
Date: 06 Dec 07 - 09:07 PM

Thanks, louis, for posting the Italian lyrics for Rudolph!

It's only been two days so hopefully Makiko is still checking out this thread and will find the words that you posted.

Best wishes,

Azizi


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kids' additions for Rudolph?
From: GUEST,scott
Date: 14 Dec 07 - 11:41 AM

i remember a less violent variant or the rudoph the rednosed cowboy that had

then one foggy christmas eve sherriff came to say
rudoph with your nose so bright
wont you be my traffic light


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kids' additions for Rudolph?
From: GUEST,a bored kid
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 08:02 PM

WHAT ARE THE LYRICS TO THE SONGS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kids' additions for Rudolph?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 09:00 AM

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (reindeer)
Had a very shiny nose   (like a light bulb)
And if you ever saw it   (saw it)
You would even say it glowed (like a stop light)
All of the other reindeer (reindeer)
Used to laugh and call him names (like Pinocchio)
They never let poor Rudolph (Rudolph)
Join in any reindeer games (like Monopoly)

Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say (Ho, ho, ho)
Rudolph with your nose so bright
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight

Then how the reindeer loved him (loved him)
And they shouted out with glee (YIPPEE)
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer (reindeer)
You'll go down in history...(like Columbus)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kids' additions for Rudolph?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 09:12 AM

i always said hooray, but i think it sounds better as yipee!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kids' additions for Rudolph?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 09:28 AM

I am puzzled by the 'toothpaste' ref after 'Glee'. Is this some Transpond ref tht we won't get over here? Do you, at a guess, have a toothpaste brand called "Glee", or something of the sort?

Sorry if this appears a tiresome detail — but, as I never tire of saying, I happen to be cursed with the kind of taxonomic mind that wants to know, you know.

HNY all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kids' additions for Rudolph?
From: beeliner
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 09:38 AM

This is what my kids used to sing, I think they made it up themselves:

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
Had a very shiny snoot,
And if you ever saw it,
You might even think it's cute.

All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and egg him on,
They never let poor Rudolph
Play out on the big front lawn.

Then one foggy Christmas eve,
Santa came to say,
"Rudolph, with your nose so shiny,
"Won't you kindly kiss my hiney?"

Then how the reindeer loved him,
As they shouted out with glee,
"Rudolph, you brown-nosed reindeer,
"Won't you do the same for me?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kids' additions for Rudolph?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 09:43 AM

beeliner - No offence; but the Opies and others of the sort have taught us to treat with some circumspection any child's claim to have 'made it up themselves'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kids' additions for Rudolph?
From: Piers Plowman
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 10:02 AM

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kids' additions for Rudolph?
From: MtheGM - PM
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 09:28 AM

"I am puzzled by the 'toothpaste' ref after 'Glee'. Is this some Transpond ref tht we won't get over here? Do you, at a guess, have a toothpaste brand called "Glee", or something of the sort?"

Then be puzzled no more!

Gleem toothpaste at Wikipedia

At least, I suppose that's what was meant.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kids' additions for Rudolph?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 10:10 AM

Many thanks, Piers - that seems a satisfactory explanation indeed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kids' additions for Rudolph?
From: GUEST,linda from higbee,mo
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 09:26 AM

randolph the bow-legged cowboy
had some very shiny spurs
and if ever saw them
you would even say they glowed
all of the other cowboys
use to laugh and call him names
they wouldn't let poor randolph
play in any poker games
then one night the bank was robbed
the shrieff came to say
randolph, with your spurs so bright
won't you guide my posse tonight
then how the cowboys loved him
as they shouted out ya-hoo
randolph the bow-legged cowboy
now you are a deputy too


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kids' additions for Rudolph?
From: GUEST,newbie
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 10:14 PM

The one I know had this variation

And they shouted out with glee (with glee!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kids' additions for Rudolph?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 03:27 AM

For December 22, the song for Jon Boden's A Folk Song a Day project is Rudolph.....sung to the hymn tune Northfield from The Sacred Harp. It has become common to affix newer lyric to old hymn tunes, but I still enjoy it. This is a particularly interesting affixation.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rudolph in Japanese
From: Haruo
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 01:41 PM

That's cool, Joe. I'll tell the Hymn Society.

Here's the text of "Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer" in Japanese (romanization of each line, followed by kana-majiri):

Makka na ohana no tonakai-san wa
真っ赤なお鼻のトナカイさんは
Itsumo minna no waraimono
いつもみんなの笑いもの
Demo sono toshi no kurisumasu no hi
でもその年のクリスマスの日

Santa no ojisan wa iimashita
サンタのおじさんは言いました
Kurai yomichi wa pika pika no
暗い夜道はぴかぴかの
Omae no hana ga yaku ni tatsu no sa
おまえの鼻が役に立つのさ
Itsumo naiteta tonakai-san wa
いつも泣いてたトナカイさんは
Koyoi koso wa to yorokobimashita
今宵こそはと喜びました

Some of the lines, I'm not sure how the syllables scan to the notes; remember that n, when word-final or followed by a consonant (like in -san or Santa), and the first of any doubled consonants (like the first k in Makka), count as separate syllables ("moras", technically) in Japanese scansion. So "Makka" can be sung to the notes for "Rudolph the", etc.

Haruo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kids' additions for Rudolph?
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 03:09 AM

randolph the bow legged cowboy
had a very shiny gun
and if you ever saw it
you would drop your pants and run
all of the other cowboys
used to laugh and call him names
they never let poor randolph
play in any cowboy games
then one dusty christmas eve
the sheriff came to say
"randolph with your gun so bright
won't you shoo my wife tonight?"
then all the cowboys loved him
as they shouted out with glee (yee haw!)
randolph the bow legged cowboy
you'll go down in history


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: got any kids' additions for Rudolph?
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 03:12 AM

*shoot


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