For your caroling edification

I know you have always want to go caroling and sing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in Ancient Greek.

The Laudator has the lyrics.

And then there is the obligatory Jingle Bells.

Jingle Bells

I think some Jingle Bell Java would go well with these, don’t you?

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  1. Mike Morrow says:

    Does it rhyme?

  2. pseudomodo says:

    Oh, what fun it is to slay a singing song tonight!

  3. irishgirl says:

    Is there a recording of this? I would love to ‘hear’ how the words ‘sound’ in Greek!
    Just came from listening to part of the annual Nine Lessons and Carols Service from King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England-loved it, as always, although there were a couple of weird-sounding carols sung by the choir. Rather exasperating…makes me wish that these so-called ‘composers’ go back to school and LEARN how to actually ‘write music’! Everything sounds so discordant today….aargh….

  4. dnicoll says:

    Reno erat Rudolphus Nasum rubrum habebat; Si quando hunc videbas, Hunc candere tu dicas.

  5. jeffmcl says:

    Wow, it even fits the music fairly well. Puts my Greek composition efforts to shame. My Greek teacher doesn’t like to use textbooks for composition, but instead has us translating political speeches and newspaper articles about football games. I’ll have to pass the Christmas Carol idea along to her when I’m feeling masochistic. She’ll probably ask for it in dactylic hexameter…

  6. JohnB says:

    Arguably it scans, but it doesn’t rhyme!

  7. Tom in NY says:

    Τι παιδια!
    Καλλη Χριστουγεννη!

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