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Christmas 78's - Yingle Bells - Yogi Yorgesson

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Uploaded on Nov 27, 2009

Harry Edward Skarbo grew up in Tacoma, but eventually moved to Los Angeles, California in 1931. To keep from starving, Harry created the character of Yogi Yorgesson, a Swedish-Hindu Spiritualist. For his routine he used a thick Swedish accent, and his costume was Swedish boots, a Hindu loincloth, a lumberjack shirt and a Hindu turban. In the late 1930's Harry met and married Gretchen in Chicago, and his career was moving forward. In the 1950's he dropped the Hindu part of his act, and became just Yogi Yorgesson, the singer and storyteller. He wrote as well as performed all his material, and performed on both radio and television over the years.

Yogi Yorgesson and Stan Boreson are often confused. They shared the same style of Swedish comedy, and even today, some of Yogi's songs are listed as performed by Stan Boreson. Yogi and Stan did become good friends however, and after Yogi's death, Gretchen gave two of Yogi's unpublished works to Stan.

LYRICS:
My wife says to me, Lets not drive the old Coupe;
Hitch up once again the one horse open sleigh.
The horse was awful mad, If he could talk hed say
Youll be sorry you hitched me to a one horse open sleigh.


Yingle Bells, Yingle bells, yingling all the way
It yust aint like it used to be in the one horse open sleigh.
Yingle bells, Yingle bells, yingling all the way
I should have worn long underwear in that one horse open sleigh.


Dashing through the snow with the cold win in our face
I cant hold the horse, he thinks hes in a race.
He kicks snow on us, it hits us on the chest
I bet that were the coldest Swedes in the whole darn Middle West.


Yingle Bells, Yingle bells, yingling all the way-
My wife sure hates sleigh bells since she rode that one horse sleigh.
Yingle Bells, Yingle Bells, yingling all the way-
Were too old for riding in a one horse open sleigh.


The night is awful dark, cant see beyond my nose
I cant blink my eyes. My eyeballs must be froze.
I cant hear my wife yell, I cant see her face
I guess I must have lost her when we turned at Yohnsons place.


Yingle Bells, Yingle Bells, Yingling all the way
I nearly caught pneumonia in that one horse open sleigh
Yingle Bells, Yingle Bells, Yingling all the way
I wouldnt make brass monkey ride in a one horse open sleigh!.

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