Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas to All!


From Pogo -- a comic strip of my youth -- the swamp denizens' immortal rendition of "Deck the Halls". . . sublime silliness . . .

Deck us all with Boston Charlie
Walla walla, Wash and Kalamazoo
Nora's freezing on the trolley
Swaller dollar, cauliflower,
Allagaroo!

Don't we know archaic barrel?
Lullaby, Lilla Bay, Louisville Lou 
Trolley Molly don't love Harold
Woola bulla, Pensacola, Hullabaloo!

And a Joyful Hullabaloo to all!


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11 comments:

Ms. A said...

Joyful Hullabaloo to you, too!

June said...

Joyful Hullabaloo and Happy Kwanzachristmakah!
(I got that from Hilary at The Smitten Image. I told her I was going to use it. :-P)

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Joyful Hullabaloo to you as well.
Sam

Brian Miller said...

haha love your christmas carol...smiles...merry christmas vicki...snow in the mountains today?

Vicki Lane said...

No snow -- heavy fog now and rain with wild rumpus expected...

Merry Christmas and/or Happy Everything to you all!

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

Dick Smyser, late editor of The Oak Ridger newspaper, reprinted Walt Kelly's nonsense carol every year. Thanks for picking up the tradition. Happy Christmas. Jim

Merisi said...

May your Christmas be merry and bright!

Same weather around here, wet and foggy.

B. Rogers, Alchemy of Clay said...

Loved the Pogo post...don't remember ever hearing it, since I haven't followed Pogo for ages. Partly sunny and cold over here in Black Mountain. Happy times for you all!

NCmountainwoman said...

And right back at you!

Anonymous said...

Always loved Pogo, esp. "We have met the enemy and he is us."
We had our own lyrics to "Deck the Halls.:
"Deck the halls with naked ladies,
'Tis the season to make babies."
Deana the Queena

Glenda Beall said...

Thanks Vicki for sharing this nonsense carol from Pogo.
It is especially touching to me at this time. My BIL, Stan, used to go around singing "Deck the halls with Boston Charlie" and we younger ones would get a hoot out of his crazy song not knowing he got it from a comic strip. He passed away in 1975, and his wife, my sister, died this month. Thanks for the memory.