Sunday, December 20, 2009

May You Beautifully Rime Your Evetime Song, Ye Singers

Weekly Song Sketch

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For my final holiday song sketch, I picked one of my very favorite Christmas carols ever,
Ding Dong Merrily On High for three reasons:

1. It's so pretty and festive-sounding and yet gets little (read: none at all) radio play.
2. The March family sings it in Little Women; that movie always seems so Christmas-y to me.
3. It's so fun to sing! Not only are the words deliciously old English, try to get to the end of the "gloria" part without running out of breath and you'll see what I mean.

If you would like a copy to add to your holiday playlist, just leave a comment requesting it (if it's your first request, please include your email) and I'll email the song out to you!

P.S. Feel free to follow me! I promise only ever to lead you to bright, sunny places!



47 comments:

  1. Very cool!! I love the pictures too!

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  2. you're quite the vision in white :) and you definitely look like you're in the holiday spirit.

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  3. cute pics! xx cat
    CiTiEs of B

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  4. Love it! You did such a beautiful job! I'd enjoy a copy (resplendent.tranquility@yahoo.com). I haven't watched Little Women in the longest time and now that you've mentioned it, I must do so soon :)

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  5. Amazing!! I love the harmony - so cool! Very well done. I'm so glad you did this song. It's one of my favorite carols too (and e-o-e-o-e-o)! Like Emily, I might just go watch Little Women now, you've definitely put me in the mood for it. (Did I forget to mention I'd love a copy?)

    Oh, and lovely pictures! It must be beautiful in Florida this time of year - all that snow!

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  6. very nice, as usually.
    please send me a copy to add to my Holiday collection.
    thanks

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  7. Great job - my wife knew it right off the bat! Please send us a copy!

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  8. Harmony with yourself...stunning!!! I never listened to the words of the Carole...quirky!
    Great Pics...Beautiful!! I would love a copy, please!

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  9. wow really lovely pics. the white is so cute

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  10. Very nice! I had "forgotten" about this Christmas song.

    I remember being in high school choir and doing bits of the Messiah every Christmas, and running out of breath during the various runs on For Unto Us A Child Is Born, lol.

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  11. Gorgeous photos and song Emma. You never cease to amaze me.

    lululetty.blogspot.com

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  12. what a lovely song! i've never heard that one before. you have such a pretty voice! i'd love a copy! great photos too!

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  13. U totally won me over with the Little Women part, I definetly want a copy! paris_412@hotmail.com.

    Thanks a lot and have a wonderful christmas!

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  14. You have a beautiful voice! The pictures of you are so cute and perfect too!
    xx

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  15. I got your card today - thank you so much! :)

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  16. That's beautiful - I remember it from Little Women too. I love that film!! You're so pretty in the photos! Happy Christmas :)

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  17. oh thanks for reminding me of this great traditional song! its a beautiful one. and you look beautiful in your lovely white dress x

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  18. p.s. you are so right about trying to make up stories from photos! that one of Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell is a perfect example.

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  19. You look lovely! And yes, this song is so fun to sing and I can never make it through the "gloria" part. lol

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  20. Thanks for the comments on my blog! I love how you combine music and fashion :)

    Happy holidays,
    Anna from http://rosystardustdreams.blogspot.com

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  21. Beautiful! Haha, I see what you mean about getting through that Gloria without running out of breath-- I was wondering how long it would go on! :) Love your white outfit as well!

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  22. Oh, so cute. Actually, YOU are really cute.
    Merry Christmas, Emma!

    XXX,
    Maju
    www.aspirantstylist.blogspot.com

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  23. Sounds so pretty. Love the pics too!

    :-)
    xo.

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  24. Love these photos! You are a cute redhead!! Song is wonderful too! :)

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  25. aw, look at you cutie! cute pictures, beautiful song ;)

    xo
    Micaela

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  26. Great post and great song. So pretty. Little Women always seemed like such a Christmasy movie to me, too.

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  27. Oh darling, I love your snow-white outfit, your pictures are all so beautiful and magical!!

    Love love love your Christmas songs, you sound divine:)

    have a wonderful Christmas week!! *Christmas bear hugs*

    xx

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  28. Simply and purely beautiful. Good job once again, Emma.

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  29. i love LOVE this song, Emma. Great job on that "Gloria" part. Also, you look great on whites.. i hope you have a wonderful Christmas :)

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  30. Simply gorgeous in white!
    Fashion & music, perfect combination~
    xo

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  31. love ur pictures above! u look very pretty in ur white ensemble:) i know what u mean about venturing into target this time of year. it's just pure craziness lol:)

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  32. Cute Pics, that hat is super ssweet :)

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  33. The song brings me christmas spirit. Do you play the piano in the background yourself? :) Lovely.

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  34. Now if only my stepmum would play your Christmas songs 24/7 instead of bloody Wizzard and Slade...


    http://dreamingspiresandoldcartyres.blogspot.com

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  35. Oh, I love this song! I first heard it in "Little Women" and I agree that it's a Christmasy movie. You've put me in the mood to watch it. Maybe I will this week!

    Johanna

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  36. Just love the places you take me ! Just love your spirit ( and talent ! ) Merci !

    Lisa

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  37. Adorable! And your photos are beautiful as well :) You're such a talent!
    Lots of love
    Giovanna
    Ps: I'm adding you to my blogroll :)
    www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

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  38. oh, i'd love a copy! there's such joy in this song ... i love it :)

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  39. With every one of your Christmas songs I think, this one's my fave.... ♥ Such a beautiful song and I adore your winter portraits. Please do email me your song!

    felinofelice@ymail.com

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  40. lovely pictures!! :)

    mycherrygum.blogspot.com

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  41. so cute!!! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!!

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  42. Who knew I had so many Little Women fans as readers?! Thank you all for your kind comments and holiday wishes on my piano/vocal recording and my pics! I hope you all had a completely wonderful holiday.

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