Merry, Merry

by JP Houston

  • This is one of the new songs composed and performed by JP Houston for our holiday special "Ruffus The Dog's Christmas Carol".

    Since the release of the video production has been delayed we thought we'd give you a holiday treat by releasing the song early.

    Enjoy! And share with your friends.



This is one song of several from a special holiday video featuring Ruffus The Dog as Scrooge. For more information visit:


Out in the White Chapel slums all the bums
warm their hearts on stolen sherry.
They're singing songs and taking slugs from the mug,
singing: Fa-la-la-la-la, Merry, Merry.

Inside the walls of St. Paul's father calls
out a hymn for the meek and wary.
The Father, the ghost, the son and his mum
singing: Amen, Mary, Mary.

Over the pond all the Yanks giving thanks
leave the shops with all they can carry.
After the malls all the Pa's dressed as Claus
bellow: Ho Ho Jolly Ho, Merry Merry.

Up in the steeples ringing bells
are tolling from Poland to Israel
where they burn the candles 8 long days & holy nights.
Saudis feasting on their halal,
Eid ul-fitr, praise be Allah!
All is well when the world is full of love and light -
but there won't be snow in Africa ... ever.

Back in the White Chapel slums all the bums
polish off their frozen sherry.
They'll close their eyes and drift away as they sway
singing: Fa-la-la-la-la, Merry, Merry.

Fa-la-la-la-la - Merry, Merry.


released December 23, 2010
Composer, performer, vocals: JP Houston

From the online holiday special: "Ruffus The Dog's Christmas Carol".




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