Friday, December 20, 2013

favorite song friday: you're a mean one, mr. grinch

Christmas music has been everywhere lately, seemingly piped in no matter one's location. I actually enjoy hearing some of these songs, especially the oldies, once a year. But I have to admit that my all-time favorite holiday song dates from my childhood, from the wonderful animated Dr. Seuss classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! All of the music from that special is great, but the best and most enduring is of course "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch."

The vocals by Thurl Ravenscroft are wonderful, but the lyrics, by Dr. Seuss, are simply amazing:

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch
You really are a heel,
You're as cuddly as a cactus, you're as charming as an eel, Mr. Grinch,
You're a bad banana with a greasy black peel! 
You're a monster, Mr. Grinch,
Your heart's an empty hole,
Your brain is full of spiders, you have garlic in your soul, Mr. Grinch,
I wouldn't touch you with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole! 
You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch,
You have termites in your smile,
You have all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile, Mr. Grinch,
Given a choice between the two of you'd take the seasick crocodile! 
You're a rotter, Mr. Grinch,
You're the king of sinful sots,
Your heart's a dead tomato splotched with moldy purple spots, Mr. Grinch,
You're a three decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce! 
You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch,
With a nauseous super "naus"!,
You're a crooked dirty jockey and you drive a crooked hoss, Mr. Grinch,
Your soul is an appalling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful
assortment of rubbish imaginable mangled up in tangled up knots! 
You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch,
You're a nasty wasty skunk,
Your heart is full of unwashed socks, your soul is full of gunk, Mr. Grinch,
The three words that best describe you are as follows, and I quote,
"Stink, stank, stunk"!

Merry Happy Christmas music!


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