|Happy Holidays to the GHC!
I thought I’d send you this greeting which is so incredibly witty and musically accurate. If you play this piece, you will certainly appreciate this rendition. So, take a deep breath and sing Mel Torme’s “The Christmas Song” to these lyrics. I hope you and yours have a beautiful holiday season!
Octaves roasting on an open fire,
Major sixths nipping at your nose,
Major seconds being sung by a choir,
Chromatic alterations of the scale.
Diatonic scale. A turkey and some mistletoe
Major sixths make the season bright,
Major seconds with their eyes all aglow
Will drop a perfect fifth tonight.
There’s minor sevenths on the way.
They’ve loaded lots of minor seconds on their sleigh,
And every minor sixth will want to spy,
To see the supertonic prolonged by the fire.
An octave offering this simple phrase
To major sixths one to ninety two,
Although it’s been said many times, many ways,
Meet the Flintstones, to you!
Mary Jane Sinclair