January 3rd, 2007

shady by milady

Що за пісенька така?

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The English language lyric below was written in 1936 by Peter Wilhousky of NBC Radio. The song reminded of Wilhousky of ringing bells and he captured that imagery in his lyric.

The carol has been widely used in advertising, and humorous versions of it have appeared on South Park, Family Guy and Saturday Night Live. One famous use is in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, when the child Kevin McCallister is setting traps to catch the inept thieves Marv and Harry. Canadian band Barenaked Ladies performed a re-arranged version on their Christmas album Barenaked for the Holidays. It was also featured at the end of The West Wing episode Noël, when Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman & his assistant Donna Moss walk out of the front gates of the White House and stops to listen to a street choir performing the song.

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