Christmas Carols Nobody Asked for, Vol. 4: Skin Carol

(For an explanation of this project and links to other volumes, see the master list.)

“Skin Carol” was not Botnik’s idea. Rather, it came from a friend’s Facebook post, musing how any noun sounded suddenly eerie when modified by the adjective “skin.”

While I immediately saw the potential of this idea, I was also concerned. Did the word “skin” actually appear anywhere in all the Christmas carols I had fed to Botnik? In other words, would Botnik know how to talk about Skin Christmas?

Botnik did.

Vol. 4 is in the tradition of the sing-along type carol: Simple tune, consistent refrain, and so on. Think “Deck the Halls.” The audio file and score contain only the verse and chorus, but you can easily repeat as long as you desire, or until you run out of skin.

Skin Carol

VERSE 1

The skin candy, the Christmas tree, O sing a skin carol!
The skin birds sing and skin bells ring, O sing a skin carol!
Such joy your soft skin brings us all,
In bright skin folds your skin does fall,
For skin is here for all to cheer, O sing a skin carol!

CHORUS
Skin carol, skin carol, sing a skin carol!
Skin carol, skin carol, sing a skin carol!

ADDITIONAL VERSES
When everyone receives a skin, O sing a skin carol!
The night sky shouts skin songs again, O sing a skin carol!
Kiss baby skin and let it snow,
This happy day we trim skin now,
Good tidings cheer, skin the New Year, O sing a skin carol!

Ol’ reindeer games are full of skin, O sing a skin carol!
Let needy laughter climb your skin, O sing a skin carol!
Partridge destiny is here,
Your merry shoppers hug with care,
As skin choirs sound the skin year round, O sing a skin carol!

In Bethlehem they found some skin, O sing a skin carol!
The ass and cow let skin elves in, O sing a skin carol!
No more skin through all the snow,
Let lovely Christmas gifts pass through
Your skin lists full of skin bows now, O sing a skin carol!

The score is here [pdf].

The audio file is here [mp3].