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Ted from Australia 'Fiddler in the Basement' (22) Lyr Add: CHRISTMAS IN THE ALICE (Greg Hastings) 26 Dec 99


Some friends and I played and sang all the usual Carols and Xmas songs (Silent Night through to Rudolph. plus this one by a friend. Regards and Peace.


CHRISTMAS IN THE ALICE
(Greg Hastings) Key C

Christmas in the Alice is like no other place I know.
Santa doesn't like it much 'cause there isn't any snow.
His reindeer get all grumpy as the waterholes go dry,
For when it's stinkin' hot down here its bloody hard to fly.

Dressed up like a polar bear isn't very wise.
His nose gets even redder and the sweat runs in his eyes.
Once he nearly missed us and his nose began to freak.
By the time he turned the whole thing 'round he'd got to Tennant Creek

He always seems to make it & he's full of Christmas cheer,
For when he's finally landed, he's guaranteed a beer.
He leaves behind his presents with a cheery ho-ho smile,
Then they pour him back upon his sled and off he roars in style.

Now someone once asked him if he'd ever lived in fear
Of ever being caught one day drunk in charge of deer.
He gave a little chuckle with a twinkle in his eye.
You may have cops with bags down here but none of them can fly.

And then there was this rumour, or so I’ve heard it said.
He once used six white boomers to pull along his sled.
He thought it was a good idea while travelling in the bush,
But they hopped off in the scrub one day and left him there to push

So if you should spend Christmas out in Alice Springs,
Be very well prepared, mate, for some bloody funny things:
Big fat men in polar suits screaming across the sky,
And sweaty grumpy reindeers complaining as they fly.

Through all the dust, the flies, the heat, and everything it brings,
Carrying all the pressies out back to Alice Springs.
I told to you this story 'cause I thought you all should know,
Santa doesn't like it much 'cause there isn't any snow.


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