Another Boothie Carol

It’s time for another dose of revised holiday cheer. Here’s another classic Christmas carol rewritten in the “Boothie” theme. Please remember that these songs are just meant as harmless fun, and not an endorsement of Booth and his actions.
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We, Bruti
As sung to, “We, Three Kings of Orient Are”

We Bruti, of vengeance we are.
Recompense we seek for our scars.
This oppression through suppression,
Masking as stars and bars.

O, Lincoln, Seward, Johnson too
Tyrants all, destructive crew.
Guns and daggers, cease their swagger.
Guide us on our deadly coup.

“Caesar falls from my noble plot.
I am scorned, but it matters not.
Chased and hunted, lamed and blunted,
I earn my own gun shot.”

O, Lincoln, Seward, Johnson too
Tyrants all, destructive crew.
Guns and daggers, cease their swagger.
Guide us on our deadly coup.

“With my knife, I burst in his room.
With his blood, I paint it with gloom.
He survived me, then they tried me.
Now I await my tomb.”

O, Lincoln, Seward, Johnson too
Tyrants all, destructive crew.
Guns and daggers, cease their swagger.
Guide us on our deadly coup.

“With my task, I could not commit.
Pawned my gun, from D.C. I split.
Found with Richter, bound and pictured,
Still the same fate I get.”

O, Lincoln, Seward, Johnson too
Tyrants all, destructive crew.
Guns and daggers, cease their swagger.
Guide us on our deadly coup.

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9 thoughts on “Another Boothie Carol

  1. Laurie Verge

    I enjoy the works of a good wordsmith whether in text or in earnest, Dave, and your clever poetry melding history and Christmas are quite pleasing to me. To have the extra present of the beautiful men and boys’ choir of Kings College also is a real treat.

    Now that you are in the D.C. area, you really need to visit the National Cathedral to hear the choir and organ there. And then take advantage of the magnificent architecture and outside landscape.

  2. Julie

    Very creative! Merry Christmas 🙂

  3. Gene

    So, when’s the new CD coming out?

  4. Laurie Verge

    I can feel banquet entertainment coming on at the Surratt conference in 2014…

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