It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Fish-men


It’s beginning to look a lot like fish-men
Everywhere I go;
From the minute I got to town
And started to look around
I thought these ill-bred people’s gill-slits showed…

I still think that Christmas Rhapsody is the best Christmas song parody ever. But this is a damn close second. My only problem is that I find myself humming or whistling it jauntily, and people think I’m whistling the Christmas song, and they have no idea that what I’m humming to myself is, “As I try to escape in fright/ To the moonlit Innsmouth night/ I can hear some more.”



Courtesy of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. Enjoy!

Comments

  1. Nick Gotts (formerly KG) says

    I remember a similar thing from years ago, when I was working as a programmer for the Inland Revenue (UK equivalent of the IRS). Guy at the next desk was a strong union man. I’d got into the habit of humming the tune to The Battle Hymn of the Republic, and eventually he asked me to stop. I never told him I was actually humming the IWW version Solidarity Forever.

  2. says

    The delightfully evil H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society has released TWO WHOLE ALBUMS full of Cthulhu Carols! You can find them all on Youtube. Personally I’m partial to “Carol of the Old Ones” and “Es Y’golonac”.

  3. says

    They also parodied song-for-song the entirety of “Fiddler on the Roof”, using the story of the Arkham Horror. “Byakhee Byakhee” is great, and “If I Were a Deep One” should be some kind of national treasure!

  4. says

    @abbeycadabra #8 – Ah, yes: A Shoggoth on the Roof by He Who (for legal reasons) Must Not Be Named.

    A Shoggoth on the roof
    Sounds crazy – no, certifiably insane!
    But here in our little village of Arkham, Massachutes, you might say every one of us has a Shoggoth on the roof
    And I’m not speaking of metaphorically!
    It’s not easy having a malevolent shapeless monster like that, hanging over your head, but there it is!
    Arkham is the home of many strange things
    A big monster like that on such a pointy roof
    You may ask: How does it stay up there, if it’s so difficult?
    That, I can tell you in one word: Tentacles!

  5. amy obukuro says

    Jack Frost roasting on an open fire,
    chestnuts nipping at your nose….

    …oh, wait. I think I always get that song wrong somehow…. (evil eye twinkle ;-))

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