Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Carols Unspelled

Banksy
Joseph and Mary
on their way to Bethlehem

It being Christmas, here are some unspelled Christmas carols. The juxtaposition of the very familiar and the very unfamiliar seems to be a helpful one. They are also available in PDF format, complete with the magic decoder card: Download PDF.

Tek Yb RolS

Tek Yb RolS MhY PWS oF ROli,
fa la la la la, la la la la.
thS Yb sISon tq Pi JOli,
fa la la la la, la la la la.

TOn Mi nW wd KC bpVoel,
fa la la, la la la, la la la.
trOl Yi Cnzent LUl tXT kVrol,
fa la la la la, la la la la.

sI Yb PlCShN LUl PefOr bs,
fa la la la la, la la la la.
strXk Yb RArp vnT JOLn Yb KOrus,
fa la la la la, la la la la.

fOlg mI hn mEoh MEZd,
fa la la la la, la la la la.
MXl x tEl oF LUl tXT trEZd,
fa la la la la, la la la la.

fVst bMC Yi GlT LHd pVseS,
fa la la la la, la la la la.
RCl Yb nLu, Li lVTs vnT lVseS,
fa la la la la, la la la la.

sHN Mi JOLbs, ol tqKEYd,
fa la la la la, la la la la.
RITles oF Yb MHnT vnT MEYd,
fa la la la la, la la la la.





sXlent nXt

sXlent nXt, RGlh nXt
Ol hS kAm, Ol hS PrXt
rWnT Lon FDJhn mBYd vnT jXlT
RGlh Hnfbnt sg tEnTd vnT mXlT
slIp hn REFenlh pIs
slIp hn REFenlh pIs

sXlent nXt, RGlh nXt
zEpdTS kMCk Vt Yb sXt
KlOriS strIm from REFen bfAr
REFenlh RGsts shN AleluLA
krXst, Yb sCFLd hS POrn
krXst, Yb sCFLd hS POrn

sXlent nXt, RGlh nXt
sBn oF KOT, lBFS pLUr lXt
rCTibnt PImS from Yx RGlh fCs
MHY Yb TOn oF reTImiN KrCs
JISus, lOrT, vt Yx PDy
JISus, lOrT, vt Yx PDy


JOL tq Yb MDlT

JOL tq Yb MDlT, Yb lorT hS kBm!
let Dy resIF Rd kHN;
let EFrh RArt prepEd Rhm rUm,
vnT REFen vnT nCjd sHN,
vnT REFen vnT nCjd sHN,
vnT REFen, vnT REFen, vnT nCjd sHN.

JOL tq Yb MDlT, Yb sCFLd rCnS!
lEt mEn YEd sONS emplOL;
Mxl fIlTS vnT flBTS, rOks, RHlS vnT plCnS
repIt Yb sWnThN JOL,
repIt Yb sWnThN JOL,
repIt, repIt, Yb sWnThN JOL.

nG mOr let sHnS vnT sOrgS KrG,
nor yOrnS hnfEst Yb KrwnT;
Ri kBmS tq mCk RhS PlEshNS flG
fAr bS Yb kDs hS fWnT,
fAr bS Yb kDs hS fWnT,
fAr bS, fAr bS, Yb kDs hS fWnT.

Ri rUlS Yb MDlT MhY trUy vnT KrCs,
vnT mCks Yb nCznS prUF
Yb KlOriS oF RhS rXjbsnes,
vnT MBnTdS oF RhS lBF,
vnT MBnTdS oF RhS lBF,
vnT MBnTdS, MBnTdS, OF RhS lBF.


G kBm ol Li fCyfql

G kBm ol Li fCyfql
JOLfql vnT trxBmfbnt,
g kBm Li, g kBm Li tq PEyleRem.
kBm vnT PeRGlT Rhm,
POrn Yb kHN oF CnJelS;
g kBm, let bs bTOr Rhm,
g kBm, let bs bTOr Rhm,
g kBm, let bs bTOr Rhm,
koXst Yb lOrT.

g shN, kMXdS oF CnJelS,
sHN hn eKSbltCzn,
sHN ol Yvt RHd hn REFen KOTS RGlh MDT.
KHF tq Wd fAYd KlOrh hn Yb RXest;
g kBm, let bs bTOr Rhm,
g kBm, let bs bTOr Rhm,
g kBm, let bs bTOr Rhm,
krXst Yb lOrT.

ol RCl! lOrT, Mi KrIt Yi,
Porn Yhs RVph mOrnhN,
g JISus! for EFdmor Pi Yx nCm bTOrT.
MDT oF Tb fAYd, nW hn flEz bpHdhN;
g kBm, let bs bTOr Rhm,
g kBm, let bs bTOr Rhm,
g kBm, let bs bTOr Rhm,
krXst Yb lOrT.


g RGlh nXt

g RGlh nXt! Yb stAoS ar PrXtlh zXnhN,
ht hS Yb nXt oF Tb THd sCFLdS PDy.
lON lC Yb MDlT hn sHn vnT Eror pXnhN.
thl RI bpHdT vnT Yb spHrht fElt hts MDy.
b yrHl oF RGp Yb MHrh MDlT reJOLseS,
for LOnTd PrCks A nLu vnT KlOribs mOrn.
fOl on Lor nHS! g, RHd Yi CnJel FOLseS!
g nXt ThFXn, Yb nXt Men krXst MoS POrn;
g RGlh nXt, g RGlh nXt, g nXt ThFXn!
g RGlh nXt, g RGlh nXt, g nXt ThFXn!

lET Px Yb lXt oF fCy serInlh PImhN,
MhY KlGhN RArts Px RhS krCTl Mi stVnT.
Gd Tb MDlT A stAr hS sMItlh KlImhN,
nW kbm Yb MXSmen from wt Yi Orient lVnT.
Yb kHN oF kHNS lC Ybs lGlh mCnJd;
hn Ol wd trXlS POrn tq PI wd frEnTS.
Ri nGS wd nIT, wd MIknes hS ng strCnJd,
PeRGlT Lor kHN! PefOr Rhm lGlh PenT!
PeRGlT Lor kHN! PefOr Rhm lGlh PenT!

trQlh Ri tOt bs tq lbF Mbn bnBYd,
RhS lO hS lBF vnT RhS KOspel hS pIs.
jCnS Ri zvl PrCk, for Yb slEF hS wd PrBYd.
vnT hn RhS nCm ol oprEznS zvl sIs.
sMIt RhmS oF JOL hn KrCtfql kOrus rCS Mi,
MhY ol wd RArts Mi prCS RhS RGlh nCm.
krXst hS Yb lOrT! Yen EFd, EFd prCS Mi,
RhS pWd vnT KlOrh EFd mOr prgklCm!
RhS pWd vnT KlOrh EFd mOr prgklCm!


RArk Yb REoblT CnJelS sHN

RArk Yb RErblT CnJelS sHN
"KlOrh tq Yb nLUPorn KHN!
pIs on Dy vnT mDsh mXlT
KOT vnT sHndS rekonsXlT"
JOLfql, ol Li nCznS rXS
JOLn Yb trXumf oF Yb skXS
MhY Yb vnJElik RGst prgklCm:
"krXst hS POrn hn PEylehem"
RArk! Yb RErblT CnJelS sHN
"KlOrh tq Yb nLUPorn KHN!
krXst Px RXest hEFn bTOrT
krXst Yi eFdlVsthN lorT!
lEt hn tXm PeRGlT Rhm kBm
OfsprhN oF A FDJhnS MUm
FClT hn flEz Yb KOTReT sI
RCl Yb hnKAonbr TIiti
plIST vS mVn MhY mVn tq TMEl
JISus, wr emVnLuel
RArk! Yb RErblT CnJelS sHN
"KlOrh tq Tb nLUPorn KhN!"
RCl Yb REFn-POrn prHns oF pIs!
RCl Tb sBn oF rXjbsnes!
lXt vnT lXf tq Ol Ri prHNS
rhSn MhY RIlhN hn RhS MHNS
mXlT Ri lCS RhS KlOrh PX
POrn Yvt mVn ng mOr mC TX
POrn tq oCS Yb sBnS oF Dy
POrn tq KHF Yem sEkonT PDy
RArk Yb RErblT CnJelS sHN
"KlOrh tq Yb nLUPorn KHN!


4 comments :

Pandabonium said...

I'm hip.

shiningZ said...

FEri kql, Tmitri. kqTOs tq LU!

Dan the Farmer said...

English fails to mark the glottal stop. How will unspell deal with that?

Peter said...

I'm literate in English, and read rapidly and readily, even as I acknowledge the difficult orthography. Looking at the carols here, I can immediately see the improvement! The words there just fall off the page!