Last night, Ellen Kushner saw that someone had written verses to the tune of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” telling the Christian Nativity story. So she asked Twitter to come up with some non-Christian “Hallelujah” variations:

And Twitter, of course, responded. Follow the link to see many delightful verses.

I think my favorite from that thread may be Amal El-Mohtar’s Carrollian verse:

but it’s hard to really pick a favorite, because I love so many of them. (A fair number of the pieces in that thread don’t quite rhyme and/or don’t quite scan, but even among those, there are often excellent bits.)

And someone in that thread linked to a thread from a couple of months ago that combined Sweeney Todd with “Hallelujah”:

See also my post from a couple of months ago, linking to some meta-verses.

One Response to “#AltHallelujah”

  1. MyS

    These. Are. Wonderful.


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