2012 Christmas Greetings card design for the

 North Staffs Accordion Club

Original Artwork: approx 7" x 9", pencil and computer, 2012

design based on an image from the Almanac Gallery

For the Christmas Competition

    Provide:

1      Best title

2      Best ditty or limerick  about their Christmas dinner  dilemma

 3     Best lyric for Ivy's new song

 4     Best live performance of a new melody for Holly to be played at   Christmas party 

 

 

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The Competition

1   Provide a new title:       ..................................................

 

Holly and sister Ivy, when Christmas came along,  Holly played her accordion and Ivy sang her song.

 Holly played a merry tune for us all to hear,  Holly's music was seasonal, but Ivy's song so drear.

Holly played accordion, sweetly harmonious,   But Ivy's song was very long, 'twas awfully tedious.

Holly played a merry tune for us all to hear,  Holly's music was seasonal, but Ivy's song so drear.

Holly cried, 'Com on Ivy, as its Christmas time,  I will play you a tune that you should  know, sing us a happy rhyme'.

Holly played a merry tune for us all to hear,  Ivy's new song wasn't very long and brought us all good cheer.

Now she sang of Santa Clause and of the season too,  And of all the good things in the world, and of what they would do.

Holly played a merry tune for us all to hear,  Ivy's new song wasn't very long and brought us all good cheer.

Holly liked her Christmas pud, but Ivy just mince pies,  So at their dinner on Christmas day, what did they decide?

Holly played a merry tune for us all to hear,  Ivy's new song wasn't very long and brought us all good cheer.

        Xmas competition - Winning entries:-

            1    Best Title:    Jolly and Jivy  won by Tony Britton

            2     Best new Ditty    Dessert Dilemma   by Beth Lister

            3    Best lyrics for Ivy's new song     by Beth Lister 

            4    New tune for Holly to play was won by Wilf Bailey

 

Dessert Dilemma    by Beth Lister  Ivy's  new song   by  Beth Lister

 

Ivy’s sister, Holly, she wanted Christmas pud

Holly’s sister, Ivy, thought mince pies just as good.

The awkward situation was plain for all to see

They won’t have fun on Christmas Day if they cannot agree.

 

They applied to Fisher Mike, the blinkin’ North Staffs poet

‘Cos he made up the problem (and wouldn’t you just know it?!)

Fisher Mike took on the case,’ Okay, I’ve had a hunch,

My inspiration lets me know you can enjoy your lunch.

 

Ivy, you buy mince pies and Holly, you buy pud

With brandy sauce and custard they both will taste real good.’

Now this solution suited grateful sisters fine

(They also bought a bottle of quality sweet wine.)

‘Freedom of choice’ they drank to when it was Christmas Day

With a toast to good Mike Fisher for showing them the way.

 

My sister she has told me off for singing songs so drear

She says the song’s not suitable for Christmas time of year.

I’ll have to think again about the words I choose,

‘Cost’ and ‘cold’ and ‘war’ and ‘want’ are subjects I must loose,

Forget the price of petrol and awful VAT

And think of all the happy times this season ought to see.

Goodwill to all and love and light and thanking God in song,

(I’d better stop or now or she’ll say my new song’s far too long!)