The Thursday pun

Today’s Rhymes With Orange:

O Tanning Balm, O Tanning Balm / We groove in Dinah’s bladders …

On the song, from Wikipedia:

“O Tannenbaum” (“O Christmas Tree”) is a German song. Based on a traditional folk song, it became associated with the Christmas tree by the early 20th century and sung as a Christmas carol.

The modern lyrics are due to Leipzig organist, teacher and composer Ernst Anschütz, written in 1824. A Tannenbaum is a fir tree. The lyrics do not actually refer to Christmas, or describe a decorated Christmas tree. Instead, they refer to the fir’s evergreen qualities as a symbol of constancy and faithfulness.

That’s: O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum / Wie treu sind deine Blätter.

One Response to “The Thursday pun”

  1. Robert Coren Says:

    treu“? I’m pretty sure I learned it as “grün“. But it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that there are multiple variants.

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