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Feliz Meriton

New video footage, courtesy of my sister Kristin Jerving-Bernard, who filmed me leading the audience through a round of “Feliz Meriton” at my performance during a Christmas luncheon of the American Association of Retired Persons, Sheboygan (Chapter 338), on December 21, 2010.

“Feliz Meriton” is an orginal composition by my daughter, Irene (as you can read about here), who will be turning 7 in a week. Many, many meritons to her.

Full set list below. “Feliz Meriton,” “The Yodeler’s Christmas,” and “Make a World Brand New” were all new songs premiered at this show, much to the delight and/or dismay of the AARP:

Nino’s Steak & Seafood, December 21, 2010

  • Winter Wonderland
  • Mele Kalikimaka
  • Winnebago Bay
  • The Yodeler’s Christmas
  • Christmas Time Is Here
  • Stopper in My Hand
  • Feliz Meriton
  • My Seafaring Lassie
  • You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
  • White Christmas
  • Blue Christmas
  • Make a World Brand New

Feliz Meriton

Just in time for the season, Irene Vipersdottir Jerving has, once again, struck holiday gold. You may remember last year’s “Christmasy Blues” (and if you don’t, see below). This year’s offering is titled “Feliz Meriton,” and it goes like this:

Feliz Meriton
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The song is faux French with some Spanish influence (don’t bother to look up the meaning of “meriton” — it doesn’t exist). Irene sings all three vocal tracks. And as she tells you in the pages of her own online IRENE Magazine, “This is a song in D minor, so don’t cry!”

And now, think back to 2009, when you and I were young. “The Christmasy Blues”:

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And “Jingle Bells”

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Set list and notes for April 19, 2008

April 19, 2008 — approximately 8:35-8:45

Solo performance as part of the Homegrown Coffeehouse’s 8th Annual Talent Night organized and hosted by Lynn Hollyfield. The Viper played the following songs on the following instruments.

  • Viper’s Blue Yodel no. 6.02 x 10 to the 23rd (jug, banjo ukulele, and baritone ukulele)
  • Good Morning Irene (baritone ukulele)*
  • I Left My Liver in Libertyville (banjo ukulele)

* This piece featured a guest appearance by Irene Jerving, singing on the chorus and playing a washboard solo. A consummate professional, as always.