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Jimmy Buffett lyrics

Album: Christmas Island [1996]

Tracks10
 01  Christmas Island
 02  Jingle Bells
 03  A Sailor's Christmas
 04  Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
 05  Up on the House Top
 06  Mele Kalikimaka
 07  Run Rudolph Run
 08  Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rhum
 09  I'll Be Home for Christmas
 10  Merry Christmas, Alabama (Never Far from Home)
all Jimmy Buffett lyrics



Christmas Island
(lyle moraine)
Let's get away from sleigh bells
Let's get away from snow
Let's make or break some christmas ? dear
I know the place to go
How'd you like to spend chrismas on christmas island?
How'd you like to spend the holiday away across the sea?
How'd you like to spend christmas on christmas island?
How'd you like to hang a stocking on a great big coconut tree?

Chorus:
How'd you like to stay up late like the islanders do?
Wait for santa to sail in with your presents in a canoe
If you ever spend christmas on christmas island
You will never stray for everyday your christmas dreams come true

Bridge

Chorus:
On christmas island your dreams come trueback to top
Jingle Bells
(arranged by jimmy buffett & michael utley)
(chorus)
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to run in a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh what fun on jah's cool run in a one horse open sleigh

We're dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
And o'er the fields we go
A laughing all the way
The bells on bob-tail ring
They're making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight

Chorus:

A day or two ago
I thought I'd make a run
To port antonio
I be cruisin' in the sun
The radio was loud
The chicken jerked and fried
And all I had to do that day was drive on the left side

Chorus:back to top
A Sailor's Christmas
Sail on the horizons gotta landfall rendezvous
Captain steers a well-known course, he steers straight & true
As he trims the sheets, he sings a song
He learned on boats and bars
Sailor spends his Christmas in a harbour 'neath the stars

He's traveled through the doldrums, typhoons and hurricanes
He's logged a million soggy miles with water on his brain
But Christmas is the season better suited for dry land
He'll tell some lies, meet some spies
And dance barefoot in the sand

The sailor spends his Christmas in a harbour on the hook
Caye con les, no work today, let's shell the ol' log book
The waterfront is reveling, the season has begun
The sailor spends his Christmas in a harbour having fun.

There's a party down at Le Selecte, music, rum and cheers
Faces in the shadows, God, I haven't seen for years
A mast & shroud fill with lights
'Neath the waning of the moon
They're an airy celebration in the realm of King Neptune.

The sailor spends his Christmas in a harbour on the hook
Caye con les, no work today, let's shell the ol' log book
The waterfront is reveling, the season has begun
The sailor spends his Christmas in a harbour having fun.

Jesus was a fisherman who walked upon the sea
The North Pole is ocean's remote frozen balcony
The continents keep drifting but the children sing and play
'Cause nothing really matters, after all it's Christmas day

The sailor spends his Christmas in a harbour on the hook.
Vaye con les, no work today, he read it in a book
The waterfront is reveling, the season has begun
A sailor spends his Christmas in a harbour having fun
A sailor spends his Christmas in a harbour having fun
Havin' fun... havin' fun...havin' funback to top
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
And so this is Christmas, and what have you done?
Another year older, a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas, I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones, the old and the young
A merry, merry Christmas and a happy new year
Let's hope it's a good one, without any fears
And so this is Christmas, for weak and for strong
The rich and the poor ones, the road is so long

And so, happy Christmas, for black and for white.
The yellow and red ones, and stop all the fights
A merry, merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one, without any fears

And so, this is Christmas, and what have we done?
Another year older, a new one just begun
And so, happy Christmas, I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones, the old and the young
A merry, merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one, without any fearsback to top
Up on the House Top
Up on the housetop reindeer paws, out jumps good ol' Santa Claus
Down thru the chimney with lots of toys
All for the little ones, Christmas joy.

Ho ho ho, who wouldn't go,
Ho ho ho, who wouldn't go-o
Up on the housetop, click, click, click
Down thru the chimney with good Saint Nick.

First comes the stocking of little Will
Oh, just see what a glorius fill
Here is a hammer and lots of tacks
Also a ball and a whip that cracks

Ho ho ho, who wouldn't go,
Ho ho ho, who wouldn't go-o
Up on the housetop, click, click, click
Down thru the chimney with good Saint Nick.

Ho ho ho, who wouldn't go,
Ho ho ho, who wouldn't go-o
Up on the housetop, click, click, click
Down thru the chimney with good Saint Nick.back to top
Mele Kalikimaka
(alex anderson)
Mele kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright hawaiian christmas day
That's the island greeting that we send to you
From the land where palm trees sway
Here we know that christmas will be green and bright
The sun will shine by day and all the stars aty night
Mele kalikimaka is hawaii's way to say merry christmas to you

(take it girls)
Mele kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright hawaiian christmas day
That's the island greeting that we send to you
From the land where palm trees sway

Here we know that christmas will be green and bright
The sun will shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele kalikimaka is hawaii's way to say merry christmas to you

Instrumental bridge

Here we know that christmas will be green and bright
The sun will shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele kalikimaka is hawaii's way to say merry christmas to you

Mele kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright hawaiian christmas day
That's the island greeting that we send to you
From the land where palm trees sway
Here we know that christmas will be green and bright
The sun will shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele kalikimaka is hawaii's way to say merry christmas,
Merry merry christmas to you, merry merry christmas to youback to top
Run Rudolph Run
(marvin brode & johnny marks)
Out of all the reindeer, you know you're the mastermind
Run run rudolph vixen can't be far behind
Run run rudolph santa's got to make it to town
Santa make him hurry; tell him he can take the freeway down
Run run rudolph spinning like a merry go round
Said santa to the boy child what would you be longing for
All I want for christmas is a rock and roll electric guitar
Then away went rudolph streaking like a shooting star
Run run rudloph santa's got to make it to town
Santa make him hurry; tell him he can take the freeway down
Run run rudolph spinning like a merry go round

(go go go)

Said santa to the girl child what would you be pleased most to get
A little barbie doll that can cry sleep drink and wet
Then away went rudolph streaking like a citation jet
Run run rudolph santa got to make it to town
Santa make him hurry; tell him he can take the interstate down
Run run rudolph spinning like a merry go round
... round round round round round
Run run rudolph santa's got to make it to town
Santa make him hurry; tell him he can take the freeway down
Run run rudolph spinning like a merry go roundback to top
Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rhum
(lyrics by jimmy buffett & ross kunkel-
Music by jimmy buffett roger guth & peter mayer)
Santa's stressed out as the holiday season draws near
He's been doing the same job now going on two thousand years
He's got pains in his brain and chimney scars cover his buns
He hates to admit it, but christmas is more work than fun
He needs a vacation from bad decorations and snow
Mr. claus has escape plans, a secret that only he knows
Beaches and palm trees appear night and day in his dreams
A break from his wife, his half frozen life
The elves and that damn reindeer team

Ho ho ho and a bottle of rhum
Santa's run off to the caribbean
He thinks about boat drinks and fun in the sun
Ho ho ho and a bottle of rhum

Plastic creations and crass exploitations aren't good
He wants to go back to simple toys made out of wood
Just for the weekend he'd like to be peter pan
Get out his long johns and dance with a sword in the sand

Chorus:
Ho ho ho and a bottle of rhum
Santa's run off to the caribbean
Marimbas, calimbas, he's playing steel drums
Ho ho ho and a bottle of rhum

(bridge)

Chorus:
Ho ho ho and a bottle of rhum
Santa's run off to the caribbean
Marimbas, calimbas, he's playing steel drums
Ho ho ho and a bottle of rhum

Ho ho ho and a bottle of rhum
Santa's run off to the caribbean
A week in the tropics and he'll be all right
Sporting a tan as he rides out of sight

(over the drums)
Merry christmas to all and to all a good nightback to top
I'll Be Home for Christmas
(kim gannon, walter kent, buck ram)
I'll be home for christmas
You can plan on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents 'neath the tree.
Christmas eve will find me where the love light gleams
I'll be home for christmas if only in my dreams

Christmas eve will find me where the love light gleams
I'll be home for christmas if only in my dreams
If only in my dreamsback to top
Merry Christmas, Alabama (Never Far from Home)
(jimmy buffett & matt betton)
Merry christmas, alabama
Merry christmas, tennessee
Merry christmas, louisiana
To st. barths and the florida keys

Merry christmas, mississippi
Where I started this wild and crazy run
Such a long way from that first birthday
Merry christmas, everyone

And merry christmas, colorado
Though far from you all I have roamed
'tis the season to remember
All the faces,
And the places that were home

'tis the season to remember
And to count up all the ports of call I've known
And to thank his mercies tender
For I'm never far from home

(instrumental)

Merry christmas to my saints and guardian angels
Who protect me as I roam
'tis the season to remember
All the faces
And the places that were home

Guess my life's moved at near light speed
Since I started this wild and crazy run
Such a long way from that first birthday
Merry christmas, everyone

'tis the season to remember
No we're never far from home
Merry christmas, everyone.back to top
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