‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through music land,
The Gretsches were stirring to strike up the Christmas band.
The guitars were all strung by the chimney with care,
Along with the drums you’d also find there.
And Dinah in her ‘kerchief and Fred in his cap,
Had just settled down for a short winter’s nap,
When out on I-95 there arose such a clatter,
They sprung from the office to see what was the matter.
When, what to their wondering eyes should appear,
But a group of guitar pickers with holiday cheer.
They played with their instruments as Fred gave a whistle,
And I heard Fred and Dinah exclaim all full of delight,
“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night”.
As first recited by it’s author, Father John Lyons,
at The Gretsch Family Christmas Dinner
December 17, 2010, Pooler, Georgia USA.