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Posted By: Jeanie
22-Apr-03 - 01:06 PM
Thread Name: Origins: All Through The Night / Ar Hyd Y Nos
Subject: Add: All Through The Night (another version)
Yet more alternative lyrics, this time from 'A Child's Christmas in Wales' by Dylan Thomas, adapted for the stage by Jeremy Brooks and Adrian Mitchell:

All Through The Night (parody)
(Dylan Thomas)

(Chorus): Aunts and uncles come to dinner
Each year the same,
Pub or chapel, saint or sinner,
Each year the same.

Uncle Gwyn, fat garage owner,
Uncle Glyn, the left-wing loner,
Uncle Tudyr, dreadful moaner,
Each year the same.

(Chorus)

Auntie Hannah, secret drinker,
Auntie Bessie, aspirin sinker,
Auntie Nellie, prim and pinker,
Each year the same.

Stupid cousins come for dinner,
Each year the same,
Never fatter, never thinner,
Each year the same.

Cousin Glenda, tough but tiny,
Cousin Brenda, huge and whiney,
Long to chuck them in the briny,
Each year the same.

The stage show also includes a song "Christmas Dinner" sung to the tune of Men of Harlech (where the turkey gets burned and the fire brigade arrive).

It's a wonderfully atmospheric show.

- jeanie