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Jinlge ‘Bot, New Words (to an Old Tune) by ELEG

Posted on: October 8, 2011

I was sitting ’round the kitchen with the kids and we were goofing off and these words came to mind.  We thought they were funny.  Maybe it would be fun to make a book for this sometime.


Jingle ‘Bot sketch by Mo G.

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JINGLE ‘BOT
Traditional Tune (sing to the tune of JINGLE BELLS)
Words by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

Dashing through deep space
In a polka dotted jet,
O’er the galaxy
Delivering pres-ents.
The robot has some gifts
For extra-terrestrials.
The speed of light
She flies tonight
To far away plan-ets.

Oh…

Jingle ‘bot, this robot
Jingles all the way.
Who’s good or bad,
It’s sure to say
On the digital display.

Jingle ‘bot, this robot
Jingles all the day.
She knows who’s nice
And who is not,
She’s Santa’s elf in space.

A day or two ago,
She thought she’d take a ride.
And soon space junk, not snow,
Was drifting by her side!
With her space arm long and lank,
She knew just what to do.
She grabbed the junk and off she flew
To Santa’s recycling bank!

Oh…

Jingle ‘bot, this robot
Jingles all the way.
Who’s good or bad,
It’s sure to say
On the digital display.

Jingle ‘bot, this robot
Jingles all the day.
She knows who’s nice
And who is not,
She’s Santa’s elf in space.

Now that space is clean
Go out and have some fun.
Hop in your space machine
And sing this robot song!
Just try and take the lead
Of our robot friend’s good deed,
Let’s keep space clear
For Santa’s deer [Alt.: “For Santa to Steer”]
To fly on Christmas Eve [Alt.: “His sleigh on Christmas Eve”]

Oh…

Jingle ‘bot, this robot
Jingles all the way.
Who’s good or bad,
It’s sure to say
On the digital display.

Jingle ‘bot, this robot
Jingles all the day.
She knows who’s nice
And who is not,
She’s Santa’s elf in space.

ALT 3rd Verse:
Now that space is clean
Go it while you’re young.
Hop in your space machine
And sing this robot song!
Be good and you’ll do great,
And go to bed at eight,
So Santa’s elves who stay up late
Can make more toys and celebrate!

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Important considerations that went into my new version of “Jingle Bells” (Yay!)

  • This new rendition of “Jingle Bells” takes place in space and “Jingle Bells” are thought to be the first musical instruments played in space, when the astronauts sang the song in space during the Gemini 6 mission in 1965 (see picture and article link above)
  • The song is about a FEMALE (males are far more often the central characters)
  • The female robot elf is presented with a problem which she solves because she knows just what to do repersenting girls who are intelligent, self assured, and independent
  • The female robot elf does the right thing!

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I just recently wrote a post about my new song “Jingle ‘Bot,” and this morning saw an item in the Style section of the Sunday NY Times (10/16/2011) about a woman who has an incredible collection of toy and folk art Robots.

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/collect-call-mary-ellen-mark-and-the-robots/?ref=fashion

This article is by Lynn Yaeger and is an installment in a series of articles about people and their collections.

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7/31/2012

Last year, I had a great time with my kids writing a new version of “Jingle Bells,” called “Jingle ‘Bot” about a robot in space whose polka-dotted ship picks up space junk.  My son made a picture for the song at the time, which I just found in a pile of papers and of course it makes me want to SING!

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Related Posts

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JINGLE BELLS IN THE HISTORY OF SPACE AND SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/jingle-bells-in-the-history-of-space-and-singable-picture-books/

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JINGLE ‘BOT, NEW WORDS TO AN OLD TUNE BY ELEG

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/08/jinlge-bot-new-words-by-eleg/

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PROJECT PUT: PICK UP TRASH
…and put it where it belongs in the recycle or a designated trash receptacle.
http://projectput.wordpress.com/

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