Sue’s Songs For The Seasonally Challenged – We Feel Ill…

Sue Vincent, over at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo blog is feeling ill… She has been rewriting traditional Christmas songs with her own very special lyrics, and yesterday’s offering was a verse to be sung to the tune of We Three Kings.

It resonated.

Why?

Because after not feeling too unwell so far this month, two kind children came in yesterday with the coughs and colds from Hell!!

Seriously!

And I sat in bed last night, unable to sleep as my chest congested, and today, well, my nose has been dripping like a tap that needs a washer changed!

To top it off, it was also Christmas Jumper Day for the Save the Children charity. Mine happened to have Rudolph on it, and by the end of the day, I had the red nose to match!

Anyway, back to Sue and her great words… well, yesterday, I just had to sing them as I read them, and I mentioned to Sue that I crooned away… and threatened to record the song… and she welcomed the idea (crazy woman!) so, bunged-up, and sore-throated, I sang…

And here is the result! Click the link below to hear me making a fool of myself!

https://www.smule.com/recording/christmas-songs-we-three-kings/571646742_2670604866

And the words, if you want to join in!


Dog and mistress suffering are,
Fever-ridden, stuffed with catarrh…
Snuffling, sneezing,
Coughing, wheezing,
Feeling quite under par…
Oh…ohh…
*
Chorus:
Got the lurgy, don’t feel great…
Christmas chores are running late,
Early closing?
Should be dozing!
Think that we should hibernate…
 *
Dog’s complaining ‘cause I won’t go
Out for walks in frost, fog and snow,
She is seething,
I’m not breathing…
So much for ‘ho, ho, ho’.
Oh…ohh
*
Chorus
*
In the shed the tree’s still in store,
Baubles, tinsel, angels galore,
They can stay there,
I just don’t care!
Feeling too stiff and sore…
Oh…ohh…
*
Chorus
*
Haven’t baked a cake or mince pie,
I should make the effort and try,
Guests arriving,
Feel I’m skiving,
Think I’ll curl up and cry…
Oh…ohh…
*
Chorus
*
No gifts wrapped for Santa Claus’ sleigh,
Christmas cheer? Not much here today,
Nose is glowing
And it’s snowing…
… I need a holiday…
  Oh…ohh…
*
Got the lurgy, don’t feel great…
Christmas chores are running late,
Early closing?
Should be dozing!
Think that we should hibernate…

Sue Vincent

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  4. Jennie
    Dec 15, 2018 @ 12:58:14

    Oh no! Feel better soon, my friend. 🙂

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  5. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 23:08:01

    Seems you really take all you can, Sis! 🙂 Hope you are feeling better now. Indeed the song is fantastic. Michael

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  6. pensitivity101
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 22:43:31

    Love the jumper Ritu, you’re looking good (red nose and all). Hope you feel better soon.

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  7. Erika Kind
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 22:10:01

    I am sorry, you caught a cold but it seems it inspired you a lot 😉

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  8. colonialist
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 21:45:43

    That is brilliant! I was going to say it should be sung in a minor key, but the song is in one anyway!

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    • Ritu
      Dec 14, 2018 @ 22:00:16

      To be honest… I don’t have a clue about keys… But I would have sung it higher, had my throat not been sure, and my nose not bunged up!!!
      Thank you!
      All credit to Sue for the brilliant lyrics. I just loaned my voice!!
      😊

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  9. Dan Antion
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 19:52:25

    I hope you’re feeling better soon, Ritu. That was pretty good, and good for a smile.

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  10. Shivangi
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 19:25:21

    Get well soon Ritu… love your humor always!

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  11. willowdot21
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 19:21:55

    Oh! Sis this is brilliant 💜🌹

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  12. Eliza Waters
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 19:11:53

    Love it! Hope you feel better soon. 🙂

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  13. trentpmcd
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 19:03:38

    It sounds great, cold and all. Well, possibly the cold made it feel more authentic 😉 I hope you feel better soon!

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  14. Jacquie Biggar
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 18:51:05

    Love this! Sorry you’re feeling down, Ritu, hope it’s over soon {{hugs}}

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  15. Sue Vincent
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 18:35:00

    Reblogged this on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo and commented:

    Ritu, also struck by the lurgy, decided to record this ‘sonf for the seasonally challenged’. Thanks, Ritu!

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  16. Sue Vincent
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 18:34:03

    Oh brilliant, Ritu! I shall have to share 😀 x

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  17. Gary
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 18:22:43

    Bah, being ill is rubbish even at the “best” of times (aka most convenient not to miss anything cool and preferably never at all), never mind dodgy jumper day and this close to end of term shenanigans. Now you lose a weekend snuffling to try and recover for the final week, maybe find a new strain to get infected with and poof unto new year lol.

    Really hope you and Sue feel better soon and far be it for me to pass any comments on fool mongering. Fun and a bit of a laugh is, after all, highly positive and often underrated 😂

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  18. niasunset
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 18:20:48

    Get well soon dear Ritu, you seem so beautiful. Merry Christmas, Thank you, Love, nia

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