The Times West Virginian

Bob Herzel

December 25, 2013

HERTZEL COLUMN- Festive WVU tunes to bring joy to Christmas

MORGANTOWN — Ho, ho, ho. They say it’s starting to look a lot like Christmas, which it is, but even more than that it is sounding a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go.

Christmas is special for a lot of reasons and the music ranks up there with family, gift giving and celebrating the birth of Christ.

From “Silent Night” to “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth,” it is all you have heard no matter where you were for the past month, and we can’t allow Christmas morning to go by without our own Mountaineer versions of Christmas songs.

So here’s a present you don’t have to unwrap.

Have a Merry Christmas!

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“Ollie Luck’s Not Comin’ To Town”

To the tune of “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”

You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout, I’m telling you why. Ollie Luck’s not coming to town. He’s making a fist, Banging it twice; Took a chance and rolled the dice. Ollie Luck’s not coming to town.

He thought he would go creeping, Into Texas, for goodness sake. But they said ‘No way, Ollie.’ Our A.D. you won’t make, so ...

You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout, I’m telling you why. Ollie Luck’s not coming to town.

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“White Christmas”

(With apologies to Irving Berlin, Bing Crosby and The Drifters)

I’m dreaming of a good football team

Just like the ones I used to know

Where the stands are rocking

The linemen blocking

For backs always on the go, you know.

I’m dreaming of a strong defense

Which tackles runners left and right

May your wins come every day and night

And may you have

A season out of sight.

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