Wednesday, December 26, 2012

St. Stephen's Day


The St. Stephen's Day Murders

A nice cover of an Elvis Costello/Paddy Maloney Song.  For clarification "that drink made from girders" refers to a rust colored Scottish softdrink "Irn-Bru" that is the number one selling softdrink in Scotland.  It contains Ammonium Ferric Citrate and the taste has been described as everything from indescribable to a close approximation of putting a nine-volt battery on your tongue.

I knew of two sisters whose name it was Christmas
And one was named Dawn of course, the other one was named Eve
I wonder if they grew up hating the season
Of the good will that lasts till the Feast of St. Stephen

For that is the time to eat, drink and be merry
'Til the beer is all spilled and the whiskey is flowed
And the whole family tree you neglected to bury
Are feeding their faces until they explode

There'll be laughter and tears over Tia Marias
Mixed up with that drink made from girders
And it's all we've got left as you draw your last breath
And it's nice for the kids as you've finally got rid of them
In the St Stephen's Day Murders

Uncle is garglin' a heart-breaking air
While the babe in his arms pulls out all that remains of his hair
And we're not drunk enough yet to dare criticize
The great big kipper tie he's about to baptize

His gin-flavoured whispers and kisses of sherry
His best crimble shirt flung out over the shop
While the lights from the Christmas tree blow up the telly
His face closes in like an old cold pork chop

[Alternate Chorus:]
And the carcass of the beast left over from the feast
May still be found haunting the kitchen
And there's life in it yet we may live to regret
When the ones that we poisoned stop twitchin'

[Regular Chorus Repeat]

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FreeThinke said...

How decadent!

viburnum said...

True, but a fond fantasy for those of us plagued by too many visiting relatives. ;-)

Silverfiddle said...

New comment system. I hope this works...

Silverfiddle said...

Click in the comment block, and you will have the option to log in using your Google account.

Silverfiddle said...

True, but a fond
fantasy for those of us plagued by too many visiting relatives. ;-)

Silverfiddle said...

My post below was in response to FreeThinke's: "How decadent!" which was regrettably lost in the start up of the new comment system.

Silverfiddle said...

I hope that the Disqus system works well for your site.

But an FYI....Quite a few who use Blogger do not always have their Google sign in recognized by Disqus. At least, that was my experience in the past, so I use my Twitter account to sign into Disqus.

Silverfiddle said...

AOW: Thanks for the tip. I don't understand the connection. Mine just happened somehow. People can always go straight to disqus and set up an account there as well.

This is our unfortunate response to being haunted by mentally disturbed little foul-mouthed demons