TIMOTHY S. KLUGH
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   Timothy S. Klugh
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Leafless And Gray (Silver And Gold)



Leafless And Gray (Silver And Gold)
"Silver And Gold" Lyrics and Music by Johnny Marks.
Parody Lyrics by Dan Hecht.
This modified arrangement by Timothy S. Klugh
based on original arrangement by
and Johnny Marks.

Modifications to Original Arrangement:
Made by Timothy S. Klugh in 1993.

Original:
Copyright © 1964 (Renewed 1992)
   St. Nicholas Music Inc.
   All Rights Reserved.

Parody Lyrics:

Copyright © 1993 Dan Hecht.
   All Rights Reserved.



DAN HECHT:
Oh look! A microphone!
'Tell you what, why don't we sing this song, and, uh, why don't you sing the first verse?

DELORA D. HORNE:
Why, thank you.

DAN HECHT:
Uh-huh.

DELORA D. HORNE:
Silver and gold, silver and gold,
Everyone wishes for silver and gold.
How do you measure its worth?
Just by the pleasure it gives here on Earth.

Silver and gold, silver and gold
Means so much more when I see
Silver and gold decorations
On every Christmas tree

DAN HECHT:
Leafless and gray, leafless and gray,
The trees are all dying. The sky is dark gray.
How can you sing with such joy?
I feel like the Grinch, whose job is to annoy.

Leafless and gray, leafless and gray,
Look out the window and see...
Dreary and bleak is the season...
Cut down a living tree.

DELORA D. HORNE:
What are you doing?

DAN HECHT:
Well, I--I--I'm singing how I feel. I mean, have you taken a look outside recently?

DELORA D. HORNE:
Yes!

DAN HECHT:
It's ugly! Even-- It's so ugly the animals are hiding underneath the earth!

DELORA D. HORNE:
Oh, there's Christmas trees, and lights, and people... it's wonderful!

DAN HECHT:
Uh! That's another thing, people! I mean, have you been in the malls recently?
I mean, their packed, people are obnoxious, rude, self-centered... and there's this...
Funny stinch of burning fruit cake in the air!

DELORA D. HORNE:
That's not the point. It's Christmas! It's joy and happiness!

DAN HECHT:
Look! I'm not the only person that feels this way, I'm sure.
'Tell you what, we have one more verse. If there's someone out in the audience that believes as I do, I get to sing it my way.
Alright?

DELORA D. HORNE:
Fine.

DAN HECHT:
Now, is there anyone out there?... Oh... Look in that... dark... corner... Mr. Scrooge, thank you very much!

DELORA D. HORNE:
Scrooge doesn't count!

DAN HECHT:
Everybody counts on Christmas!

DAN HECHT: Leafless and gray, leafless and gray,
DELORA D. HORNE: Silver and gold, silver and gold,

DAN HECHT: The trees are all dying. The sky is dark gray.
DELORA D. HORNE: Everyone wishes for silver and gold.

DAN HECHT: How can you sing with such joy?
DELORA D. HORNE: How do you measure its worth?

DAN HECHT: I feel like the Grinch, whose job is to annoy.
DELORA D. HORNE: Just by the pleasure it gives here on Earth.


DAN HECHT: Leafless and gray, leafless and gray,
DELORA D. HORNE: Silver and gold, silver and gold

DAN HECHT: Look out the window and see...
DELORA D. HORNE: Means so much more when I see

DAN HECHT: Dreary and bleak is the season...
DELORA D. HORNE: Silver and gold decorations

DAN HECHT: Cut down a living tree.
DELORA D. HORNE: On every Christmas tree

DELORA D. HORNE:
You old Grinch!

DAN HECHT:
Hey, you're catching the spirit nicely! Thank you! Ha, Ha, Ha!