Humming along to the completely wrong tune
Posted on December 19, 2008 by pacificyorkshirebird
During my first Christmas in England, my parents came over to spend the holidays with Mr. Charismatic and me. We took them to York Minster on Christmas Eve to listen to the Christmas Carols sung by a choir. They invited audience participation so we stood up with everyone else and starting singing but in about 3 seconds we were looking around in astonishment. We were singing the right words, but in the wrong tune!
Mr. Charismatic was singing the right tune – he clearly knew the songs well. I was thinking it was funny he never mentioned the difference during his Christmases in America. Then I realised that all of our previous Christmases were during our long-distance years.
I still have never done the research to find out why I new all the words but not the right tunes. Is it another of those things that Americans changed? Or was the church version just different then the commercial tunes?
Britians in America – did you notice this?