Jingle Bells (1993)

December 3, 2008 9:28 AM

Did someone say "minor-key Jingle Bells"?

I have a better broken version of "Jingle Bells", which I'll post later, but I can't resist posting this first--I doubt I'll ever find an exact rendition of a mefimusicchallenge hypothetical example just sitting on my hard drive again.

posted by doubtfulpalace (11 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Man, that would make a dog howl in agony. Well done.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:29 AM on December 3, 2008


This is beautiful, really. You turn a boring ol' ditty into a stirring opus. Awesome.
posted by ORthey at 10:39 AM on December 3, 2008


I would totally expect any minor key rendition of this song to be uber cheezy, but this worked out wondefuly. What Burhanistan and ORthey said.

Oh, there come the lyrics. I LOL'd.
posted by Corduroy at 11:16 AM on December 3, 2008


This is gonna be a very, very fruitful challenge!
posted by Corduroy at 11:17 AM on December 3, 2008


The singing took me off guard. Now my mind is trying to resolve the dichotomy between the beauty of the music and the absurdity of the lyrics.
posted by Caduceus at 11:30 AM on December 3, 2008


The recorder or pipes or whatever is what took it over the top for me.
posted by arcanecrowbar at 2:14 PM on December 3, 2008


I thought I was making it funnier by cranking up the lugubriosity, but the joke's on me, because I get more people commenting on being moved by it than by my songs that are (1) meant to be sad and (2) competently performed. There's a lesson there somewhere.

This is gonna be a very, very fruitful challenge!

I've been doing these every year since 1993, so... y'all are in trouble.
posted by doubtfulpalace at 3:22 PM on December 3, 2008


Oh man, I totally forgot about those lyrics, I haven't heard that since grade school. It was a really moving piece up until the singing than I just started to embrace how funny and awesome it is to make Christmas songs sound depressing.
posted by BrnP84 at 10:26 PM on December 3, 2008


The recorder or pipes or whatever is what took it over the top for me.
Oh, there come the lyrics. I LOL'd.

These.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:27 AM on December 4, 2008


Oh this is good.
posted by nthdegx at 5:36 AM on December 8, 2008


Heh. It's as if Dracula had his blood-nog spiked one Christmas Eve. And it's also awesome. Well done!
posted by Effigy2000 at 11:23 PM on December 19, 2008


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