Octaves Roasting

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Octaves roasting on an open fire,
Major sixths nipping at your nose,
Major seconds being sung by a choir,
Chromatic alterations of the scale.

Diatonic scale.
A turkey and some mistletoe
Major sixths make the season bright.
Major seconds with their eyes all aglow
Will drop a perfect fifth tonight.

There’s minor sevenths on their way.
They’ve loaded lots of minor seconds on their sleigh.
And every minor sixth will want to spy
To see the supertonic prolonged over five.

And octave offering this simple phrase
To major sixths one to ninety-two.
Although it’s been said many times, many ways,
Meet the Flintstones. To you.


Lyrics by David Rakowski and friends, music in your head by Mel Torme.

~ by lolarusa on December 14, 2018.

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