Friday Night Forgotten Oldie: The parody

Earlier this month the film “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released in the US, a biopic of the rock group Queen’s Freddie Mercury.

Queen had many hits but is probably best remembered for “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It was announced this week that the 1975 rock opera was voted the best Queen song by the group’s fans.

In 2003 a group called “Pledge Drive” did a parody of Queen with “Christmas Rhapsody.” Steve Rosenthal (drums) and Tim Walters (spot vocals, recorder, sleigh bells) wrote the lyrics.

No video but you can listen here.

Is this the Yuletide?
It's such a mystery
Will I be denied
Or will there be gifts for me?
Come down the stairs
Look under the tree and see
I'm such a bad boy
I get no sympathy
'Cause I've been raising Cain, raising hell
Don't behave very well
Waiting for the sleigh bells
Christmas really matters to me
To me

Santa, been really bad
Been writing on the wall
Broke a window with my ball
Santa, Christmas coming soon
But now I've gone and thrown my toys away
Santa, oooh
I wanna see the reindeer fly
If you're not down my chimney by tomorrow
Gonna cry, gonna cry
'Cause Christmas really matters

Too late
Yuletide has come
Hanging stockings by the fire
Singing carols with the choir
Goodnight everybody, it's time for bed
Gotta listen for the reindeer on the roof
Santa, oooh
I just want a toy
Sometimes wish I'd never been bad at all

I see a jolly silhouetto of a man
Santa Claus, Santa Claus, 
Will you come down my chimney?
Donner and Blitzen, Cupid and Vixen, please!
Pull the sleigh-o, pull the sleigh-o
Pull the sleigh-o, pull the sleigh-o
Santa, please don't give him coal (give him coal...)

I'm such a bad boy, nobody loves me
He's such a bad boy, from a bad family
Big chunks of coal should go under his tree

Raising Cain, raising hell, please don't give me coal
Kris Kringle! No! Do not give him coal! 
(Give him coal...)
Kris Kringle! Do not give him coal! 
(Give him coal...)
Kris Kringle! Do not give him coal!
Do not give him coal!
Do not give him coal!
Never, never give me coal...

No, no, no, no, no, no, no!

C'mon Santa, c'mon Santa
Santa please don't give me coal
St. Nicholas has a lump of anthracite for me
For me
For meeeeee

So you think you can snub me and give me no gifts
So you think you can put me on your bad boy list
Oh, Santa
Can't do this to me, Santa
Just gotta be nice
Just gotta be nice for next year

Christmas really matters
Anyone can see
Christmas really matters
Christmas really matters to me

Waiting for the sleigh bells...

 

 

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