Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"Away With the Manger" was made into a one man show




Apparently the man in the video does a one man performance of the book I recommended yesterday. He is not coming to an area near me, but I thought those of you in Texas might be interested (or maybe not, nobody associated with the book or production even heard of me, so if your not interested, I'm not hurt or anything). If you are, go to the website shown in the video (www.mastersimage.com)
Lyrics to the title song are as follows written by Chris Fabry

Away with the manger, we just don't have room,
We've got enough tinsel and big red costumes.
We'd like to hear music that goes with the day,
But if you sing the words we'll make you go away.

We like all the snow and the wreaths on the doors,
We love Christmas sales at department stores.
We want to rejoice in our winter good cheer,
So keep your religion, it's "X" mas this year.

Away with the manger, the menorah as well.
We love the old fat guy with presents to tell
The story of Christmas our culture holds dear,
To buy it on credit, no interest till next year.

Okay, you can have your display this year,
Just include a Frosty and all eight reindeer.
We'll put up a tree too, the rules we can bend,
We've got equal right opportunities to offend.

Away with the manger, we've got a complaint,
Someone took issue with old Nick, that dear saint.
Be glad and be happy, your not in the lurch,
You can sing of that baby next week in your Church.


I asked Mr. Fabry for permission to put this on my blog (I went to his blog, isn't technology great?) and he kindly gave it. There are lots of song parodies in the book, but this is the one that starts the whole thing...I won't spoil it further.

I have never seen the performance I have just advertised in this post :-) I would if I could, but he isn't going to be coming around me. I only found this on you tube because I googled the title of the book to see if I recommended a book that is out of print. I did, it is, but you can get used copies quite reasonably. Maybe the library has it. I hope so. Nothing like recommending something no one can get their hands on. God bless you.

7 comments:

Sherri said...

Thanks for the information. I'll check out his site and the library.

katdish said...

Where in Texas? Love that.

Helen said...

I'm sorry Katdish, I goofed. Apparently I was looking at a schedule that included more than just this skit. Someone else performs something else in Texas. I'm sorry. I was so excited that you might get to see it, too..

Helen said...

I'm sorry Katdish, I goofed. Apparently I was looking at a schedule that included more than just this skit. Someone else performs something else in Texas. I'm sorry. I was so excited that you might get to see it, too..

Sherri said...

Helen, how many times do you need to apologize?
I'm sure she forgave you the first time! She's a good woman.

Don't be so hard on yourself.

katdish said...

Sherri,

Good one. You gals crack me up!

word verfication: exonfk

which I'm pretty sure is some text messaging middle finger to "big oil".

Annie K said...

Oh Katdish...you crack me up! (Apparently 'Exon' took it to heart...gas prices are down!)