Festivals of Light


Deck us all with Boston Charlie

Christmas in the Okefenokee


Tune: Deck the Halls


Deck us all with Boston Charlie,
Walla Walla, Wash., an Kalamazoo!
Nora's freezin on the trolley,
Swaller dollar cauliflower alley-garoo!


Dont we know archaic barrel,
Lullaby Lilla boy, Louisville Lou?
Trolley Molly don't love Harold,
Boola boola Pensacoola hullabaloo!


Bark us all bow-wows of folly,
Polly wolly cracker n too-da-loo!
Hunky Dorys pop is lolly gaggin on the wagon,
Willy, folly go through!

Donkey Bonny brays a carol,
Antelope Cantaloup, lope with you!
Chollies collie barks at Barrow,
Harum scarum five alarum bung-a-loo!


(NOTE: Diligent researchers, including the esteemed folk-lorist, Professor Jiggs Potlook, have also unearthed the following partial verses.  We make no guarantee for their authenticity.  For further research, kindly consult Kelly, Walt; Deck Us All With Boston Charlie, Simon and Schuster, 1963.)


The Okefenokee Orchestra


Duck us all in bowls of barley,
Hinky dinky dink an Polly Voo!
Chilly Fillys name is Chollie,
Chollie Fillys jolly chilly view halloo!


Bark us all bow-wows of folly,
Double-bubble, toyland trouble! Woof, Woof, Woof!
Tizzy seas on melon collie!
Dibble-dabble, scribble-scrabble! Goof, Goof, Goof!


Tickle salty boss anchovie
Wash a wash a wall Anna Kangaroo
Ducky allus bows to Polly,
Prolly Wally would but harly do!


Dock us all a bowsprit, Solly --
Golly, Sollys cold and sos ol Lou!