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Festive Mantra 7

ButtercupKid profile image

Right, ladies and gentlemen, time to look up the Pogues on your Christmas Karaoke album. By special request of Shelley2310 I give you “The Fairytale of C25k”. Enjoy !

It was Christmas Eve, babe,

In the hushed park.

A rude man said to me,

“Can’t see you learn to run !”

And then he laughed at me

But I thought of you all.

I turned my face away

And dreamed of 5k.

I’m on a healthy run,

Having a lot of fun.

I’ve got a feeling

This year’s for me and you.

So Happy Christmas,

My running family;

I can see a better time

When all our dreams come true.

We’ll be handsome

Or pretty,

Race through every city,

They’ll all stop their mocking,

They’ll gasp in surprise.

Our arms we’ll be swinging,

Mad mantras all singing -

In hi-viz and torches

We’ll dazzle their eyes.

We forum folk are running proud

Here, there and far away,

And the bells are ringing out

For Christmas Day.

In old shoes

Or new shoes,

In gold, red or blue shoes,

Barefoot if you’re brave

(Maybe not in the snow !)

We’re brave, wise and clever,

We run hell for leather.

“Happy Christmas” we cry

As fast onwards we go !

We forum folk are running proud

Here, there and far away,

And the bells are ringing out

For Christmas Day.

You still can learn to run

And so can anyone.

Embrace that inner snail

As week on week goes by.

We’ll keep you with us, babe:

Together we are strong;

Together we belong;

Together we can fly.

We forum folk are running proud

Here, there and far away,

And the bells are ringing out

For Christmas Day 🎄😄

21 Replies
Nottooold profile image
NottoooldGraduate

To the tune of...?🤔

Shelley2310 profile image
Shelley2310Graduate in reply to Nottooold

Fairytales of New York

Nottooold profile image
NottoooldGraduate in reply to Shelley2310

So nice...is it Irish music?

ButtercupKid profile image
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Nottooold

It’s by a band called the Pogues - I think it was originally an Irish band and the lead singer is definitely Irish. Check out the original on YouTube.

Ah that’s brilliant and one of my favourites too. Made me smile and sing again BCK.🌟🎄👏

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Wimborne

Always like to keep you singing, Wimborne x

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Buddy34Graduate

Good one 😁😁

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Shelley2310Graduate

Brilliant, thank you 😊

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Shelley2310

You do like to set a fierce challenge, girl - it’s taken me days ! Glad you like it x

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TartancatGraduate

OMG that is seriously impressive! You are the Christmas number one! 🎅🎅🎅

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Tartancat

Thanks, Tartancat. Would you like my forty minute massively emotional acceptance speech now ? 😁😁

Tartancat profile image
TartancatGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

Yes, so long as it can be sung to the tune of "I wish it could be Christmas every day"!

ButtercupKid profile image
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Tartancat

Oh my aunt - what a truly awful thought 😆 Thank heaven it isn’t Christmas every day !

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AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations BCK for your version of The Pogues Fairytale of New York. How about Iam Dreaming of a White Christmas 🤶 🎄 for running, could start with I'm dreaming of running a 5K..Of course you don't need to dream about that, not too long before you graduate, depending on the weather. 😊

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Wee while yet for me, AlMorr, but I’m delighted with progress so far. I think we’d all prefer NOT to have a white Christmas this year, so we can get out and run 😄

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

Exactly, may I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas 🤶 🎄.

ButtercupKid profile image
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to AlMorr

And to you and yours x

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SaskAlliecatGraduate

Lovely 💕. I love how this forum exposes me to so much other than running. That is not a song I have heard, but I love a Celtic vibe. Makes me think of my mom who is originally from Nova Scotia.

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to SaskAlliecat

Cool ! I used to work at a school in the Scottish Highlands and our pipers used to go on exchange visits to Nova Scotia. Small world 😄

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lexi6Graduate

Just great BcK I have always loved that song, you’re so clever. 👍

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to lexi6

Thanks, lexi - glad you enjoyed it x

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