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2004 Happy Merry Lyric Contest
Minnesota Public Radio invited you to enter the third annual Happy Merry Lyric Contest. Listeners wrote their own snappy, sassy, or shiny version to one of the following holiday classics:
  • ADULT: "Here We Come A-Wassailing" or "Up on the Housetop"

  • YOUTH (13 and under): "The Twelve Days of Christmas"


Listen to the winning songs below, and don't forget to check out the other fantastic submissions we received!

Heather Zenk of St. Paul, MN
to the tune of "Here We Come A-Wassailing"
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Lynn Joachim of Scandia, MN
to the tune of "Up on the Housetop"
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Maraika, age 8, of Minneapolis, MN
to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
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Read all Adult Contest entries | Read all Youth Contest entries

Winning selections were recorded by Cantus and broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio's Classical Music Services from December 20-25. See the Official Contest Rules for all details.

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