[Hpn] Chance Martin's holiday challenge ---> We accept - Sonny

H C Covington H C Covington <hccjr@bellsouth.net>
Wed, 04 Dec 2002 07:04:06 -0600


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Dear Chance:

First of all "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" my brother. 

It has been a joy and an encouragement to "know you"
as a part of the HPN Family these past 3 years!

The songs are great and we shared the ones Paula
posted yesterday. Becky's addition is welcome too, 
if we just change the name of the mayor and the city to fit. 

BTW, You are right - as always ..... We accept your challange!

This would be a good time and place to collect more 
songs like this - with a Christmas theme and then 
maybe send them via email to the Homeless Support
Organizations, churches and papers accross the country.

What about new words for:

"We wish you a merry Christmas" like:
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"We wish you a merry Christmas.  
We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
and a sheltered (housed) new year!"

OR  "Silent Night" 
---------------------------
Silent night, Homeless night 
Cold has come, with it's bite 
'Round the corner, Mother with Child 
Homeless infant so tender and mild 
Hasn't today eaten nary a piece 
Sleep in heavenly peace 

Silent night, Homeless night, 
Communities quake at the sight. 
Donations stream from heaven afar, 
While Homeless hosts sing Alleluia; 
The agency again, was forlorn, now 
Christ the Savior they claim, was born. 

Silent night, Homeless night, 
Homeless and alone, I hail the light
Tears stream down my Homeless face, 
With the rising dawn of redeeming grace, 
Jesus, Lord, at my birth; 
Jesus, Lord, at  my death.........

more??
---------------------------
OR  "For auld lang syne"

Should all 'called homeless,' be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should all the homeless be forgotten
and days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my friends,
For auld lang syne,
Those 'called homeless' need a place to live
For auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my city
For auld lang syne,
What can we do to help this year?
For auld lang syne

( ....  could be continued)

- H E L P needed here!

or "Little Drummer (homeless) Boy" you know, 
those songs (tunes) that many Americans 
know by heart and that community choirs will sing
again this year.  [see list at bottom for suggestions]

What about words that can be taught that will bring
encouragement to get involved with action - not only
during the season of the pimp (Thanksgiving to 
Christmas) but all year long. 

Anybody already done this?  Any ideas or comments?

+Peace

Sonny

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List of Christmas Songs
(if you need orginial words for any song, 
let me know and I will try to find them
for you. )
Name                      Possible Idea
---------------------------------------------------------
Hallelujah
Little Drummer Boy [Little homeless Boy ..]
Twelve Days of Christmas  [... my 'provider' gave to me?]
Jingle Bells  [Jingle bells rock around the block]
Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer  [Street cop}
Away in the manger  [no shelter for a bed]
Silver Bells  [that Sally on the corner rings]
We Three Kings [of homelessness are]
Frosty the Snow Man [was a homeless man last night}
Silent Night  [Homeless Night - see above]
First Noel   [.... the providers did say]
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear [The cold that froze my toes?]
O' come all yea Faithful  [gather around the fire]
Have Your Self a Merry Little Christmas [LITTLE merry Christmas?]
God rest ye Merry Gentlemen [who died on the street last night?]
Let it Snow [Code Blue alert]
Deck The Halls [Deck the Shelters with warmth and laughter]
Santa Claus is Coming to Town [been there done that]
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause [been there and done that too]
O' Holly Night [OH! Homeless Nights]
Joy to The World [for I sure don't have any .....]
We Three Kings [of homelessness are]
White Christmas [I'm dreaming of a 'housed' Christmas, ...]
Oh Christmas Tree 
Last Christmas
What Child is This
Angels we have heard on high
The Christmas Song
Up On The House Top

Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Holly Jolly Christmas
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree

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Hello Beautiful People,

I turned 48 years old yesterday, and my sweetie is in Seattle at the
national Harm Reduction conference. Needless to say, it was a rather
lackluster event (my b-day, not the conference), so I thought that I might
try something *fun* to shake off these dusty and useless feelings of age.

Today, there were a couple of amusing emails circulating out here on the
west coast with alternate lyrics to traditional holiday carols.

So here's chance martin's holiday challenge: the carols from today's
messages are here, as well as the perpetrators.  Make up some of your own!
Add them to this thread! If nothing else, we might gather a good list of fun
songs to sing at holiday protests...

peace 

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<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>Dear =
Chance:</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=3D"Lucida Sans Unicode"><FONT =
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color=3D#800000 size=3D6><STRONG>First of all <U>"HAPPY BIRTHDAY"</U> my =
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<DIV><FONT face=3DTinkerToy color=3D#800000 size=3D4></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS"><FONT color=3D#800000>It has been a =
joy and an=20
encouragement to </FONT><FONT color=3D#800000>"know =
you"</FONT></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS"><FONT color=3D#800000>as a part =
of&nbsp;the HPN=20
Family these </FONT><FONT color=3D#800000>past 3 =
years!</FONT></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>The songs are great =
and=20
we&nbsp;shared the </FONT><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" =
color=3D#800000>ones=20
Paula</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>posted yesterday. =
Becky's addition=20
is </FONT><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>welcome&nbsp;too, =

</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>if we just change the =
name of the=20
</FONT><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>mayor and the city =
to fit.=20
</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>BTW, You are right - =
as always=20
..... We accept your challange!</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>This would be a good =
time and=20
place to collect more </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>songs like this - with =
a Christmas=20
theme and then </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>maybe&nbsp;send =
them&nbsp;via=20
email to the </FONT><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" =
color=3D#800000>Homeless=20
Support</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>Organizations, =
churches and=20
papers&nbsp;accross the country.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>What about new words=20
for:</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>"We wish you a=20
merry&nbsp;</FONT><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" =
color=3D#800000>Christmas"=20
like:</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS"=20
color=3D#800000>----------------------------------------</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Lucida Sans Unicode" color=3D#800000 size=3D2>"We =
wish you a=20
merry&nbsp;</FONT><FONT color=3D#800000><FONT face=3D"Lucida Sans =
Unicode"=20
size=3D2>Christmas.&nbsp; </FONT>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Lucida Sans Unicode"><FONT size=3D2><FONT =
color=3D#800000>We wish=20
you a merry&nbsp;</FONT><FONT =
color=3D#800000>Christmas</FONT></FONT></FONT></DIV>
<DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Lucida Sans Unicode"><FONT size=3D2><FONT =
color=3D#800000>We wish=20
you a merry&nbsp;</FONT><FONT =
color=3D#800000>Christmas</FONT></FONT></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Lucida Sans Unicode" size=3D2>and a sheltered =
(housed) new=20
year!"</FONT></DIV></DIV></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>OR &nbsp;"Silent=20
Night"&nbsp;</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Lucida Sans Unicode" color=3D#800000=20
size=3D2>---------------------------</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Lucida Sans Unicode" color=3D#800000 size=3D2>
<DIV>Silent night, Homeless night&nbsp;<BR>Cold has come, with it's bite =

<BR>'Round&nbsp;the corner,&nbsp;Mother&nbsp;with Child <BR>Homeless =
infant so=20
tender and&nbsp;mild <BR>Hasn't today eaten nary a piece&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Sleep in heavenly peace </DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Silent night, Homeless night,&nbsp;<BR>Communities quake at the=20
sight.&nbsp;<BR>Donations stream from heaven afar, =
<BR>While&nbsp;Homeless hosts=20
sing Alleluia; <BR>The agency again,&nbsp;was forlorn, now <BR>Christ =
the=20
Savior&nbsp;they claim, was&nbsp;born. </DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Silent night, Homeless night,&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Homeless and alone,&nbsp;I hail the light</DIV>
<DIV>Tears&nbsp;stream down my&nbsp;Homeless face, <BR>With the rising =
dawn of=20
redeeming grace, <BR>Jesus, Lord, at&nbsp;my birth; <BR>Jesus, Lord,=20
at&nbsp;&nbsp;my death.........</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000>more??</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000><FONT face=3D"Lucida Sans Unicode" =
color=3D#800000=20
size=3D2>---------------------------</FONT></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" size=3D3>OR&nbsp; "</FONT><FONT=20
color=3D#000000><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000 =
size=3D3>For auld lang=20
syne"</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000 =
size=3D3></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#800000>Should all 'called homeless,' be =
forgot,<BR>and never=20
brought to mind?<BR>Should all the homeless be forgotten<BR>and days of =
auld=20
lang syne?</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#800000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#800000>For auld lang syne, my friends,<BR>For auld =
lang=20
syne,<BR>Those 'called homeless'&nbsp;need&nbsp;a place to live<BR>For =
auld lang=20
syne.</FONT></DIV><FONT color=3D#800000></FONT></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000><FONT color=3D#800000><FONT=20
color=3D#000000></FONT></FONT></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000><FONT color=3D#800000>For auld lang syne, my=20
city</FONT></FONT></DIV>
<DIV>For auld lang syne,<BR>What can we do to help this year?</DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000><FONT color=3D#800000>For auld lang=20
syne</FONT></FONT></DIV><FONT color=3D#000000><FONT=20
color=3D#800000></FONT></FONT></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Lucida Sans Unicode" color=3D#800000 size=3D2><FONT=20
color=3D#000000><FONT color=3D#800000></FONT></FONT></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Lucida Sans Unicode" color=3D#800000 size=3D2><FONT=20
color=3D#000000><FONT color=3D#800000>( ....&nbsp; could be =
continued)</DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV></FONT></FONT></FONT>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>- H E L P needed=20
here!</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Lucida Sans Unicode" size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>or "Little Drummer=20
(homeless)&nbsp;Boy" </FONT><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" =
color=3D#800000>you know,=20
</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>those songs (tunes) =
that many=20
Americans </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>know by </FONT><FONT=20
face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>heart and that community choirs =
will=20
sing</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>again this year.&nbsp; =
[see list=20
at bottom for suggestions]</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>What about words that =
can be=20
taught </FONT><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>that will=20
bring</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>encouragement to get =
involved with=20
</FONT><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>action - not =
only</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>during the season of =
the pimp=20
</FONT><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>(Thanksgiving to =
</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>Christmas) but =
</FONT><FONT=20
face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>all year long. </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>Anybody already done =
this?&nbsp;=20
Any ideas or comments?</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>+Peace</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>Sonny</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS"=20
color=3D#800000>--------------------------------------------------------<=
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<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>List of Christmas=20
Songs</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=3D1><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>(if you =
need orginial=20
words for any </FONT><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>song,=20
</FONT></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000 size=3D1>let me know =
and I will try=20
to find them</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000 size=3D1>for you. =
)</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS"=20
color=3D#800000>Name&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=
=20
Possible Idea</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS"=20
color=3D#800000>---------------------------------------------------------=
</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" =
color=3D#800000>Hallelujah</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>Little Drummer Boy =
[Little=20
homeless Boy ..]</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>Twelve Days of =
Christmas&nbsp;=20
[... my 'provider' gave to me?]<BR>Jingle Bells&nbsp; [Jingle bells=20
rock&nbsp;around the block]</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>Rudolph The Red Nose=20
Reindeer&nbsp; [Street cop}<BR>Away in the manger&nbsp; [no shelter for =
a=20
bed]</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>Silver Bells =
&nbsp;[that Sally on=20
the corner rings]<BR>We Three Kings [of homelessness are]</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>Frosty the Snow Man =
[was a=20
homeless man last night}<BR>Silent Night&nbsp; [Homeless Night - see=20
above]</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>First Noel&nbsp; =
&nbsp;[.... the=20
providers did say]<BR>It Came Upon a Midnight Clear [The cold that froze =
my=20
toes?]</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>O' come all yea =
Faithful&nbsp;=20
[gather around the fire]<BR>Have Your Self a Merry Little Christmas =
[LITTLE=20
merry Christmas?]<BR>God rest ye Merry Gentlemen [who died on the street =
last=20
night?]</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>Let it Snow [Code Blue =

alert]<BR></FONT><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>Deck The =
Halls [Deck=20
the Shelters with warmth and laughter]<BR>Santa Claus is Coming to Town =
[been=20
there done that]</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>I Saw Mommy Kissing =
Santa Clause=20
[been there and done that too]<BR>O' Holly Night [OH! Homeless=20
Nights]</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>Joy to The World =
[for&nbsp;I sure=20
don't have any .....]</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>We Three Kings [of =
homelessness=20
are]</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>White Christmas [I'm =
dreaming of a=20
'housed' Christmas, ...]</FONT><BR><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" =
color=3D#800000>Oh=20
Christmas Tree <BR>Last Christmas</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>What Child is =
This<BR>Angels we=20
have heard on high</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>The Christmas =
Song</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>Up On The House=20
Top<BR></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>Oh Little Town Of=20
Bethlehem<BR></FONT><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>Hark =
The Herald=20
Angels Sing<BR>Holly Jolly Christmas</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS" color=3D#800000>Rocking Around The =
Christmas=20
Tree<BR></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Comic Sans MS"=20
color=3D#800000>_____________________</FONT></DIV></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Lucida Sans Unicode"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Lucida Sans Unicode"><FONT =
size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><BR></DIV><FONT size=3D2></FONT></FONT><FONT face=3D"Lucida Sans =
Unicode"=20
size=3D2>Hello Beautiful People,<BR><BR>I turned 48 years old yesterday, =
and my=20
sweetie is in Seattle at the<BR>national Harm Reduction conference. =
Needless to=20
say, it was a rather<BR>lackluster event (my b-day, not the conference), =
so I=20
thought that I might<BR>try something *fun* to shake off these dusty and =
useless=20
feelings of age.<BR><BR>Today, there were a couple of amusing emails =
circulating=20
out here on the<BR>west coast with alternate lyrics to traditional =
holiday=20
carols.<BR><BR>So here's chance martin's holiday challenge: the carols =
from=20
today's<BR>messages are here, as well as the perpetrators.&nbsp; Make up =
some of=20
your own!<BR>Add them to this thread! If nothing else, we might gather a =
good=20
list of fun<BR>songs to sing at holiday protests...<BR><BR>peace</FONT>=20
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