Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Little Easter Music

I have always wondered why there were so many Christmas carols, but a real paucity of Easter songs... most Easter songs are cheesy ditties about cottontails and bonnets- there's no equivalent of O Holy Night or God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen. Perhaps its because there was no equivalent of a merry Saturnalia on which to build an Easter tradition, or perhaps it's because there's no need to interject additional cheer into a spring day. Anyway, there are a couple of good Easter songs, but my favorite has to be the following:

Post inspired by a night at the Poor Mouth.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Happy Easter!

Substance McGravitas said...

Easter Parade. Check out the brass before the lyrics start: there's an echo of "Happy Holidays" that's pretty obvious.

Apart from that there are more and more zombie songs these days.

M. Bouffant said...

The closest they can commercially get to fertility events is bunny rabbits running down lanes.

Most Xmas tunes/carols are drinking ditties, amirite? Or performanace trick or treating for a drink from the home-owner, who'd better pour well or there'll be pee or worse on his lawn/stoop.

Von said...

I had forgotten all about this one!
Thanks for posting!
It's now on a happy repeat on my iPod.