It is Friday, and the last day of school for many in the UK. Holidays are just around the corner. So time for a bit of light hearted relief.
I was thinking of the thing we sing and how often they can sound odd or funny, especially if you don't know them. indeed i recall seeing a song from Spring Harvest being relayed to Songs of Praise (a TV prorgamme in the UK) and the subtitles were obviously put on by someone who had no idea of the song and just put down what they heard. If you u-tube Songs of Praise (with subtitles) you get the idea.
Here (or perhaps it should be hear!) some examples I have directly had:
A song by Russ Hughes - God is good, known by some as 'the freezer song' as the chorus goes 'thank you, thank you Jesus, the love you bring it comes in freezers (should be comes and frees us)
The badminton table song (Kevin Prosch) - He took me to his badminton table.... (banqueting table)
I get so excited Lord every time I realise I'm a gibbon.... (from a song by Mick Ray)
Come on and cellotape, cellotape, cellotape and string... (from Celebrate by Trish Morgan of Heartbeat fame)
So make us chuckle with your funnies that you have heard, or even sung in mistake!
How about the little kid who, instead of singing, "Praise him, praise him all ye little children, was
singing, "Raisins, Rasins, all ye little children?"
And who could forget the hymn about the cross-eyed bear?
You know. Gladly, the Cross-eyed Bear.
Then there is, from "Lord, I LIft Your Name on High."
"from the earth to the cross, my dead toupee."