TALKING ABOUT RAKING IN FINLAND – Parody of Walking in a Winter Wonderland

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Determined to negate any possibility that the ultra-dry seasons in California and the lack of water could be due to climate change — and the raging fires could be a result of that, Trump doubles down and makes the case that the fires wouldn’t happen if we raked like they do in Finland (never mind the 80 mph Santa Ana winds). He claimed the president of Finland told him that they raked. The president of Finland says those words were never uttered by him. Too bad Trump doesn’t think of modeling other aspects of Finland’s culture, which put people above money, but that’s a different story.


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Raking in Finland Parody Project Don CaronLYRICS to TAKING ABOUT RAKING IN FINLAND

It’s a thing
He wasn’t whispering
It’s inane
What he was blithering
He said it outright
He isn’t too bright
Talking about raking in Finland

Carmelized is the bluebird
Oxidized but not interred
It’d still be alive
Announced forty-five
If only we were raking like Finland

In the forest we can stop those fires
It’s all about what’s on the forest floor
We simply need to rake all the detritus
It really wouldn’t be that big a chore.

Afterwards we’d conspire
as we dream about the fire
That we faced unafraid
(With some foreign aid)
Learning how to rake just like Finland.

The president of Finland has denied it
But we know it’s absolutely true
Don’t know why the Finns would try to hide it
I guess it’s just what socialists will do

Come the spring
We’ll be busy
Like the Finns
In a tizzy
Raking it clean
The forest will gleam
talking about raking like Finland
talking about raking like Finland
talking about raking like Finland


“Winter Wonderland”

Published 1934
Genre Christmas
Composer(s) Felix Bernard
Lyricist(s) Richard B. Smith

winterwonderland“Winter Wonderland” is a winter song, popularly regarded as a Christmas song, written in 1934 by Felix Bernard (music) and Richard B. Smith (lyricist). Through the decades it has been recorded by over 200 different artists.

Dick Smith, a native of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, was reportedly inspired to write the song after seeing Honesdale’s Central Park covered in snow. Smith had written the lyrics while in the West Mountain Sanitarium, being treated for tuberculosis. The West Mountain Sanitarium is located off North Sekol Avenue in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

The original recording was by Richard Himber and his Hotel Ritz-Carlton Orchestra on RCA Bluebird in 1934. At the end of a recording session with time to spare, it was suggested that this new tune be tried with an arrangement provided by the publisher. This “studio” orchestra included many great New York studio musicians including the legendary Artie Shaw. The biggest chart hit at the time of introduction was Guy Lombardo’s orchestra, a top ten hit. Singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer took the song to #4 in Billboard’s airplay chart in 1946. The same season, Perry Como hit the retail top ten. Como would record a new version for his 1959 Christmas album.

Due to its seasonal theme, “Winter Wonderland” is often regarded as a Christmas song in the Northern Hemisphere, although the holiday itself is never mentioned in the lyrics. In the Swedish language lyrics, “Vår vackra vita vintervärld”, the word tomtar is mentioned.

In the Johnny Mathis version on his 1958 Merry Christmas LP, the introduction is sung between the first and the second refrain.


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2 Responses

  1. Keith

    Good job! I all of a sudden have the urge to rake the entire neighborhood.