CHRISTMAS MUSIC (most of which is twisted)
2017: Coming Soon
If Jimi Hendrix did Chestnuts Roasting. . . .
If the Moody Blues did Fum Fum Fum (a re-rendering of an obscure traditional carol, including a lyrical update)
(It's a Nice Day for a) White Christmas [What would Billy Idol do for a Christmas song?]
It Is Over (Happy Christmas) [You know, I never liked the original version of this one]
It’s The Most Stressful Time of the Year [Sorry, I don’t have Andy Williams’ voice. He doesn’t have it any more either.]
Here Come Old Fat Man (Beatles style)
I Wonder as I Wander (an untraditional rendering of an old melody, Green Day style)
Resolution (my wife says this isn’t one of my better parodies—I’ll try to do better next year!)
Please Go Home for Christmas (with a lot of help from my Sophomore Seminar students)
O Come O Come Emmanuel (a.k.a. what would happen if the band Rush got caught at a monastary during a snowstorm at Christmas?)
Please Stop Ye Merry Gentlemen (Acapella)
Bad King Wenceslas (did Scrooge write this?)
Here We Come A Caroling (instrumental)
· All lyrics by Bill Griffin except the re-renderings of traditional Christmas carols “O Come O Come Emmanuel,” “I Wonder as I Wander,” “Rudolph,” “Deck the Halls,” and verse 2 of “Fum Fum Fum” (I wrote verses 1 and 3).
· Music and lyrics on ++ by Bill Griffin.
· All instruments (6 & 12 string guitars, electric guitars, bass, mandolin, harmonica, percussion and synthesizer programming) and vocals by Bill Griffin except #additional vocals by Jim Griffin, and $mandolin by Steve Fielding and vocal by Pat Plymire.