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Monday, December 19, 2011

Deck the Walls

Text by Ruben Rivera. Art by Anita Rivera© 19 Dec 2011

 Tea Rat: Hey Rattus, I wrote a song for all our friends in Nowhere for Christmas.

Rattus: Really? Well, let's hear it.

Tea Rat: First of all, I have to give it a proper introduction. 
Deck the Walls:
An original musical composition (well, mostly) by Tea Rat, I, myself, moi, yo mismo, ♪ ♫ MEEeee ♪ ♫. 
Based on what can only be divine inspiration given to Tea Rat by you-know-who-from-atop-the-thing.
With gratitude for a lifetime of extraordinary achievements by Tea Rat.
Previously performed and received with critical acclaim by all the crowned  heads of, uh...of, uh, uh, you know. 
Billed for one night only in the land of Nowhere, by special arrangement with all the powers that be.
You're really lucky to hear this. 
Blessed, really...

Rattus: Do you ever plan on singing this magnum opus. Or should we just put you in a manger with swaddling clothes and bring you Frankincense and Myrrh?

Tea Rat: Alright, alright. Here goes:
♪ ♫ Deck the walls with cheese and crackers
Fa la la la la, la la la la ♪ ♫
♪ ♫ cakes and pies and fruited platters
Fa la la la la, la la la la  ♪ ♫

♪ ♫ Don we now our rat apparel
Fa la la la la, la la la la  ♪ ♫
♪ ♫ wine for all, we have a barrel
Fa la la la la, la la la la  ♪ ♫

♪ ♫ See the Nowhere gang before us
Fa la la la la, la la la la  ♪ ♫
♪ ♫ Ms. M, Gretta, Bebe, Mozes
Fa la la la la, la la la la  ♪ ♫

♪ ♫ Eat you all to your heart's pleasure
Fa la la la la, la la la la  ♪ ♫
Cotswald, Edam, Swiss and Cheddar
♪ ♫ Fa la la la la, la la la la  ♪ ♫

♪ ♫ Fast away the old year passes
Fa la la la la, la la la la  ♪ ♫
♪ ♫ Hail to Nowhere's lads and lasses
Fa la la la la, la la la la  ♪ ♫

♪ ♫ Sing we joyous, all together
Fa la la la la, la la la la  ♪ ♫
♪ ♫ Come good, bad, or hey, whatever
Fa la la la la, la la la la  ♪ ♫

To all our friends & family who love that silly place:
Merry Christmas  
Love, Ruben & Anita  


The Dutchess said...

Fruited platters...This was sooo funny...thank you thank you..Its the middle of the night here on the Hilltop..sitting in my birdsnest..snowing outside..and being very happy..thank you again my sweet Nowhere friends..:)

The Bear's Blog said...

Merry Christmas to all.


Christel Hutson said...

Wonderful redition of an extrordinary composition! I enjoyed it thouroughly,after all, what's a Christmas song without cheese? Happy Happy, Merry Merry to all! I'm working on my New Years resolution..curious to see what others might be "resoluting!"..hhmm is that even a word?..ha ha xoxo Hazel

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

BRAVO mon rat cher, chanson magnifique! Quel talent que vous avez. Wishing all my dear Nowhere friends a beautiful Christmas. You are the BEST!

hi-d said...

haha...love it!
Merry Christmas to the both of you!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

TEA RAT: AHHH.....I see our Nowhere friends are happy and healthy, old man.

RATTUS: But of course, old thing....why wouldn't they be? We have CHEESE, CRACKES, WINE, SONG.....

TEA RAT: And TEA and ME!!!!!!!

RATTUS: It's Christmas old thing, take a BREAK from yourself!


And Dutchess dearest....you are so lucky to have snow. As we look out our bird's nest, we see nothing. But we have hope that snow will come in due time!


Edie Marie's Attic said...

Tea Rat,

Your creativity astounds me! These verses will reiterate in my head until I will be forced to burst forth with song on Christmas Day... hope I don't frighten my guests and instead they will laugh with glee.

Happy Christmas to all!
Lady Sherry of Golden Pond

PS Happy Holidays dear Ruben!

Ruben Rivera said...

Sorry I've been away for over a month. I really missed my friends. I thought a little Christmas rat humor might be good to end my hiatus.

Your devoted friend,
Rattus Scribus
P.S., the inanity continues on Rattus Scribus.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ohhh....look what a little elf did...TEA RAT GOT HIS OWN STAR!!!!!!

WOO HOO! Tea Rat is gonna run with this as long as he can. He adores stars. HE IS A STAR IN THE BRIGHT FIRMAMENT OF CHARACTERS, and so are you all. We adore you all, we thank you for another year of laughter and friendship, and though this has been a very demanding year of work for us all, we do manage to come here to create a chuckle for each other and for any other passing TRAVELER!


Antiques And Teacups said...

And what to my wondering eyes should appear...but a tune singing rat with a bucket of cheer?????
Was just passing by, but....maybe I'll have to book in....
Merry Christmas!

YONKS said...

Hello Ruben, Thanks for visiting me today, any Rivera is most welcome in the Yonks home! What a wonderful take on an old classic, GENIUS! Here's wishing yourself and Anita "A most spectacular holiday season fa la la la la la la la la!

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Amish Stories said...

Wow you have another blog Anita!, and you know what i like the idea of playing music in the back ground. So i have a thought of (sometimes) featuring an artist from the past like for example Glen Campbell or John Denver on my post's for Friday's (something country and lite rock) from the past like music we grew-up with from the later 1960's to the 70's. Merry Christmas on this blog as well,lol. Your pal Richard

Jacqueline said...

Oh! Pure merryment indeed. Wonderful, and now it's stuck in Gretta's little brain and she won't stop singing it...
Cheers to the cheesemakers and company!