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This morning, Shog and I discovered that we learnt different versions of "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" and ended up settling our disagreement about whose version of the hymn was better by revising its lyrics along (sacrilegiously) Lovecraftian lines. Behold!



"He'll Have the Whole World in His Claws"

Great Ol' Cthulhu's risin', yes he is,
Great Ol' Cthulhu's risin', yes he is,
Great Ol' Cthulhu's risin', yes he is,
Great Ol' Cthulhu's risin' soon!

He'll have the whole world in his claws,
He'll have the whole world in his claws,
He'll have the whole world in his claws,
He'll have the whole world in his claws!

He'll have the itty bitty cultists in his claws,
He'll have the itty bitty cultists in his claws,
He'll have the itty bitty cultists in his claws,
He'll have the whole world in his claws!

He'll have a-you and me, brother, in his claws,
He'll have a-you and me, brother, in his claws,
He'll have a-you and me, brother, in his claws,
He'll have the whole world in his claws!

He'll have a-you and me, sister, in his claws,
He'll have a-you and me, sister, in his claws,
He'll have a-you and me, sister, in his claws,
He'll have the whole world in his claws!

Better to submit and be eaten first,
Better to submit and be eaten first,
Better to submit and be eaten first,
Better to be eaten first!

Tell you what happens if ya ain't eaten first,
Tell you what happens if ya ain't eaten first,
Tell you what happens if ya ain't eaten first,
Tell you what happens, oh . . .

A rippin' and a gnashin', flee the screams!
A rippin' and a gnashin', flee the screams!
A rippin' and a gnashin', flee the screams!
Oh, you're gonna try to flee the screams!

He'll have the whole world in his claws,
He'll have the whole world in his claws,
He'll have the whole world in his claws,
He'll have the whole world in his claws!

Great Ol' Cthulhu's risin', yes he is,
Great Ol' Cthulhu's risin', yes he is,
Great Ol' Cthulhu's risin', yes he is,
Great Ol' Cthulhu's risin' soon!

My icon is not as relevant to this post as I might wish. *snorts*

And how are all of you?

P.S. Ever wanted to know how to pronounce "ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"? Wonder no longer!



P.P.S. Under the cut, have a vid discussing how to pronounce "Cthulhu" as H. P. Lovecraft intended.





Fascinating vid, that, but I'm going to continue to follow the long-accepted human pronunciation of "K-thoo-loo" (and not wrinkle my nose at "K-too-loo").

Comments

fairyniamh
May. 13th, 2017 10:06 pm (UTC)
I have found a Cthulhu carol playlist to listen to when Christmas comes around. XD

Is it sacrilege? Some would say yes, I personally say it is hilarious. Can't say it's better or worse as I have not heard it. I know the original is like a brain worm. It burrows in through the ear and take over your whole brain!

Okay, time to go listen to Death to the World.
iulia_linnea
May. 14th, 2017 07:38 pm (UTC)
I do, too! :D

Yes, the burrowing—that's why Shog and I were trying to agree to one version. There are so many versions of that song!

An oldie but a goodie!