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So my son is singing Jolly Old St Nicholaus for his school Christmas Concert and I have to say I always thought it was a rather sweet song...and then I read the lyrics...

 

Jolly old Saint Nicholas lean your ear this way
Don't you tell a single soul what I'm going to say
Christmas Eve is coming soon now you dear old man
Whisper what you'll bring to me tell me if you can

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Johnny wants a pair of skates Susie wants a dolly
Nelly wants a storybook she thinks dolls are folly
As for me my little brain isn't very bright
Choose for me old Santa Claus what you think is right
 

What the??? 

 

How come I never saw that...and then there is the Britsh National anthem which we sing at our school...my son is half scottish and lines like:

 

Lord grant that Marshall Wade

May by thy mighty aid

Victory bring.

May he sedition hush,

And like a torrent rush,

Rebllious Scots to crush,

God save the queen!

 

What the heck is that?

 

I can't believe I never realized these offensive little nuggets before...

 

What else have I been missing?  I thought it might be fun to post all the lyrics we never really heard before and shock the heck out of us now.

 

What have you got?