Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A lovely program of rewrites

We went to the first-and-second-grade's Christmas program this evening.  A lovely time: the children were all wonderful and mostly in key.  I'm a little disturbed to hear that the principal instruction from the teachers is to "sing quietly" (and no, it's not just my children I'm hearing that from). 
But it was lovely.  It's becoming a tradition now: listen to the holiday songs, then fly.  The downside today was that most of the songs were rewrites of non-holiday nursery rhymes.  It's not clear how they are better than standards, and it is very clear how they are worse.  Oh well.  It was a lovely evening in spite of this!

Yours, wishing the songs could have had their original lyrics....

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