A Christmas Carol

This is part of the complete Exercises in Song cycle being released on this site.

"A Christmas Carol" is a bonus exercise, not to be found in Raymond Queneau's original Exercices de Style nor in the translations.

To be sung to the tune of "Show Me The Way To Go Home". More information here.

Bah! Humbug! What do I care
About those in need, or just poor?
I make my way back home, but then I see with fear:
Jacob’s head upon my door!

The ghosts of yuletides gone,
Of today’s, and those to come
Then unfreeze my wicked, miserly heart:
God bless us, every one!