There are so many ways to write. I always thought it would be fun to be a song writer. I enjoy all kinds of songs, especially this time of year, inspiration, relaxing, energetic and funny. Following are some humorous songs that also bring back memories.
“I want a hippopotamus for Christmas, only a hippopotamus will do,” from a Family Circus special was always a favorite of my daughter. This past year, my niece adopted a kitten and named her Pippa. She is cute but a little overweight, so now we sing. I want a pippopotamus for Christmas, only a pippapotamus will do.
The song “Grandma got run over by a reindeer,” years ago became “Gov Mandel got run over by a reindeer, walking from the State House Christmas Eve. Now you may not believe in Santa, but we in Maryland, we believe.”
“The Aluminum Christmas” Tree by David DeBoy song reminds me of my aunt, who had one. She had a light set that shine on it and made it look like it changed colors. I don’t think she used it very many years. It was too different. But this song brings back those memories. As he sings, it was shiny, like a tree you might see on Mars. It might cause LSD flashbacks and watch out for sparks.
One of my favorite humorous Christmas songs Is “Crabs for Christmas.” A big fella from Mary land, in his bowling league coat and Oriole cap, tells a Houston Santa that he wants crabs for Christmas. Steamed crabs and a beer would be like a trip back to ole Bal-ti-more.
I have enjoyed the songs on his album so much that I had a copy mailed to my daughter when she was living in England and have given copies to many friends and relatives. Marble stoops, sauerkraut, Natty Bo, wise men painted on screens, beehive hairdos and Mayor Schaefer swimming in the Aquarium’s seal pool.
David Deboy really captured the people and events of those days in his hilarious songs. I agree with what he says, “these memories live on, inside of me.” It must be wonderful to help people remember the good times.