Christmas Tech Trumpet: Rudolph around the world

Tech Trumpet


It’s the second Christmassy Tech Trumpet, where I attempt to make vaguely musical (and festive) sounds using a variety of gadgets and computers.

Last week you got a slightly different version of O Come All Ye Faithful. This week, I’m paying tribute to Rudolph, the infamous red-nosed reindeer.

In a hat tip to Santa, who has to travel the entire globe in just one night, this version uses lyrics gleaned from multiple automatic translations from Google Translate.

The original English lyrics were translated into Bulgarian, then Croatian, Danish, Finnish, Filipino, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, and then back into English.

If you fancy singing along, here are the new lyrics:

Rudolph the red nose Era
Had a very shiny nose.
And if I ever meet you,
Needless to say I am.

More Era,
Laughter that word in the title.
Rudolph was nothing wrong,
Sign AMP all game.

So foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa Claus came to say:
“Rudolph nose, bright,
What to do tonight, and can be called?”

And this love Era,
He cried for joy.
Rudolph, in an era of “red nose;
In the history of these drops!”


Previous Tech Trumpets:

4th December: O Come All Ye Faithful Mix
27th November: Thanksgiving: SSB
13th November: Global Ocarina Jam
6th November: The Noise
30th October: Synth in the Pond
23rd October: Mr Do! Mix
16th October: iPhone Bloom
9th October: The Cosmovox Mixes 1 & 2
2nd October: Old ’80s Computers Rickrolled
25th September: Mad Skype Mix

Andy Merrett
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