In the Greek Midwinter 

[On the European Crisis]

To "In the Bleak Mid-Winter"

(Words by Christina Rossetti, 1872

Music by Gustav T. Holst, 1906)

Parody Lyrics by Marcy Shaffer

Arranged by Greg Hilfman

IN THE GREEK MIDWINTER
CRISES MAY HAVE SHOWN:
DICKENS OF A SPLINTER
FOR THE EURO ZONE.
SOVEREIGN DEBT SO HUGE IS
DIM AND GRIM TO TRIM.
WHEN IT'S MET BY SCROOGES.
AND A TINY TIM. 
 
BIG-WIGS HAD ADVISED WHEN
THEY GUESSED HOW BONDS WOULD RUN.
(See how they run.)
PIIG-WIGS RHAPSODIZED THEN:
"INVEST US, EVERY ONE!"
(Invest us now.)
NOW THEY SEE THE DEMON.
NOW THEY FLEE THE BLAST.
THE DEBRIS OF LEHMAN.
GHOST OF THIS MESS PAST. 
 
SPAIN IS FEELING SMITTEN.
FRANCE IS FEELING FRIED.
BRITAIN FEELING BITTEN.
WALL STREET, OCCUPIED.
GERMANY UNPLEASANT.
ECB UNSURE.
GHOST OF THIS MESS PRESENT:
PLEASE, SIR, I WANT MORE. 
 
AS WE SPEAK OF HAIRCUTS.
QUANTITATIVE EASE.
(And G.D.P.'s.)
WHO WILL SPEAK OF CARE CUTS?
WHO WILL SPEAK CHINESE?
IF GREEK TECHNIQUE IN SUM IS
RISKY AS ITS BOASTS:
(The hosts of boasts.)
THIS MESS YET TO COME IS
THE MOTHER OF ALL GHOSTS. 
 
THIS MESS YET TO COME IS
THE MOTHER OF ALL GHOSTS. 

JANIS LIEBHART - LEAD VOCAL, BACKGROUND VOCAL

JOANNA BUSHNELL - BACKGROUND VOCAL

ANGIE JARÉE - BACKGROUND VOCAL

GREG HILFMAN - MUSIC DIRECTOR

MERLE HAZARD - CREATIVE ADVISOR

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