22 June

Sing hosanna

If you’re fervently Christian, you have a wide choice of Christmas music. All of the Christmas hymns are yours and you can also make hay with these carols and songs about the nativity:

  • Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Away in a Manger
  • Calypso Carol
  • Do You Hear What I Hear
  • The First Noel
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
  • I Saw Three Ships
  • Mary’s Boy Child
  • O Holy Night
  • We Three Kings
  • What Child Is This
  • Little Drummer Boy[1]

The three ships of the carol sailed into Bethlehem, which is landlocked. (Another Christmas miracle!)

I have gone right out on a limb for Jack and I do hope it isn’t too far. I was discussing conjuring with my colleague Murray and he mentioned that he was into illusions as a young man and still has the apparatus one needs for sawing a lady in half. He also said that:

  • He hasn’t used it for years
  • He was never very good at it[2]
  • His wife is always complaining about how much room it takes up in the garage

You can see where I’m going with this: I bought it for a pittance and I do hope Jack will like it.

[1] Hannah, Ben and Emma did their own version of this for our Christmas concert many years ago. They called it “Carol of the Bum” and I assume they were headed for a pants-down finale but I don’t know for sure because Don bustled them off the stage early in the second verse.

[2] But surely this doesn’t mean that he had to have an ambulance in attendance!

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