Silver & Gold by Burt Ives

In 1964, you were still allowed to teach kids about sound money on TV. It’s a miracle they still show Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, considering it devotes an entire song to our favorite precious metals, silver and gold, and features Yukon Cornelius, the greatest prospector in the North. It won’t be long before they dub over the lyrics with Lady Gaga singing praises of fiat, like when they used CGI to replace guns with walkie-talkies in E.T.

Silver and gold, silver and gold
Ev’ryone wishes for silver and gold
How do you measure its worth?
Just by the pleasure it gives here on earth.

Silver and gold, silver and gold
Mean so much more when I see
Silver and gold decorations
On ev’ry Christmas tree.

Spoken
What’s a Christmas tree without tinsel
And pretty silver and gold decorations?
Can’t really call it a Christmas tree now
Can you?
And think of all the fun and joy
That would be lost on Christmas morning
If all the young folks didn’t get to see
That sparkling happy tree.

Silver and gold, silver and gold
Mean so much more when I see
Silver and gold decorations
On ev’ry Christmas tree.

Merry Christmas to you all!
/Mike