Edward Morris | The Ballad of Ebenezer Scrooge

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The Ballad of Ebenezer Scrooge

by Edward Morris

This song a new Christmas song; based on Charles Dicken's character of Ebenezer Scrooge. The "tune" of the song is a approved derivative of the work of the brilliant Paul Henning's "Ballad of Jed Clampett". The theme song to the Beverly Hillbillies.
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"The Ballad of Ebenezer Scrooge" explained. This is a new Christmas song for 2019. The song was inspired by the excellent work of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". Remember the tale of the miserly man named Ebenezer Scrooge? Scrooge finds
Redemption after being haunted by several ghosts on a Christmas eve. He is forced to see how he has lived his life; the opportunities he has missed in the Past, how poorly he treats others around him in the Present, and his potential Future (to be Dammed to walk the Earth in chains - like his former partner Jacob Marley).

Why does this new song sound so familiar? The "tune" and "lyrics" are based on the brilliant work of Paul Henning. He was the genius behing on of the greatest hits on television during the 1960"s - The Belerly Hillbillies. During the Opening and Closing credits of the show played the song "The Ballad of Jed Clampett". Performed by the amazing Lester Flatt and Earl Scrugg.

How does the "Ballad of Jed Clampett" become the "The Ballad of Ebenezer Scrooge"? My Christmas song is technically a "derivative work" of Paul Henning. A "fair" agreement was reached; providing compensation between those who own the copywrites to the "Ballad of Jed Clampett" and myself. This was only possible with the help of EASY SONG LICENSING.

"The Ballad of Ebenezer Scrooge" is a morality tale dealing with how a bad man can become good again. Through (admittedly forced) reflection, and earnest (and desperate) Prayer. At last, Scrooge finds REDEMPTION (which can only come directly God's love). This transformation was only possible by Scrooge admitting to his many sins; the lust for riches, contempt for his fellow man, and distain for the "real reason of the season" {that reason of course, is the birth of a little baby named - Jesus}.

The "tune and lyrical base" of Paul Henning's song "Jed Clampett" was my vehicle to tell the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. And...
after all he has been through - Scrooge finally deserves his own Christmas song. I hope that you enjoy it, and "Ba-Humbug" if you don't. Peace, Love, and Respect to all. - Ed Morris



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