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We three kings of Orient are .....
« on: December 16, 2013, 04:03:22 AM »
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We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain, moor and mountain
Following yonder star

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to thy Perfect Light

Born a King on Bethlehem's plain
Gold I bring to crown Him again
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to rein

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light

Frankincense to offer have I
Incense owns a Deity nigh
Pray'r and praising, all men raising
Worship Him, God most high

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light

Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breathes of life of gathering gloom
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light

Glorious now behold Him arise
King and God and Sacrifice
Alleluia, Alleluia
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O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light



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Re: We three kings of Orient are .....
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013, 04:05:25 AM »
There are other versions:

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We three kings of Leicester Square
Selling ladies underwear
So fantastic, no elastic
Only tuppence a pair


and

We four Beatles of Liverpool are,
Paul in a taxi, John in a car,
George on a scooter, beeping his hooter,
Following Ringo Star.


And:

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Another more common parody runs:

We three kings of orient are
One in a taxi, one in a car
One on a scooter pipping his hoooter
Didnt get very far
A slight variation is:

We three kings of orient are
One in a taxi, one in a car
One on a scooter blowing his hoooter
Smoking a big cigar


A parody of the carol, substituting The Beatles for the Kings also exists:

We four Beatles of Liverpool are:
John in a taxi, Paul in a car,
George on a scooter, beeping the hooter,
Following Ringo Starr




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3AWe_Three_Kings


Do you know any more versions?  :)
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