Saturday, December 5, 2009
Do You Hear What I Hear
This is the time of year when you hear Christmas songs everywhere. And like every other music group, we've polished up our holiday repertoire to play and sing. But can you guess what song has been most requested when people booked us for their December parties? We would have been wrong if we had tried. It's Rawhide! The person who booked the Christmas dinner for Hospice Thrift Shops volunteers (in the photos above) told us, "I don't care what songs you play for our party... as long as you play Rawhide!" And the volunteers loved it!
A lady called way back in April to schedule us to play Christmas music for her church party later this month. She called again this week to tell us she had just found the Yesterukes on YouTube. She asked, "Would you add a song to your list for us? I just watched you on YouTube and you just HAVE to do Rawhide for us!" And you can be sure we will play it for the Cattlemen's dinner next week.
So, this year mixed in with Jingle Bells and Silver Bells and White Christmas and Blue Christmas will be the whip cracking sounds and shouts of the ukulele "cowhands" singing that new holiday favorite--Rawhide.
Do You Hear What I Hear, Regney & Baker, October 1962, written as a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis