12.23.2007

Lyrics

GIVE THE MAN A DRINK

A storm came in one Christmas day, a-raging from the east
The air was whipped with ice and snow, unfit for man or beast
The local pub ran thick with fools at any given time
But Christmas day, it's long been known, the brew is at its prime

The fireplace was golden bright, the air was full of tales
In ev'ry eye, a wink and smile, in ev'ry hand were ales
The pub door, she did open, and there stood a bearded man
There came a shout to close the door from all the gathered clan

The bloke took off his crimson hat and sat down at the bar
Clad all in red and trimmed in white, his clothes were most bizarre
Before the man could say a word, the barkeep made him pause
"This one's on me, my jolly friend! No charge for Santa Claus!"

With a (Hey!) and a (Ha!) and a (Ho Ho Ho!)
Santa's comin' in from the drivin' snow
With a (Hey!) and a (Ha!) and a (Ho Ho Ho!)
Give the man a drink; he is always on the go

The wind she was a-howling and it cut right to the bone
A winter's night is not a thing to have to face alone
The man in red, he shrugged it off and laughed right in its face
He traveled all around the world and did not leave a trace

With a (Hey!) and a (Ha!) and a (Ho Ho Ho!)
Santa's comin' in from the drivin' snow
With a (Hey!) and a (Ha!) and a (Ho Ho Ho!)
Give the man a drink; he is always on the go

Now you might find it slightly odd to hear this tribute sung
But Santa claus has always been a hero to the young
His work's now done another year; it's harder than you think
So treat him as you'd treat yourself and give the man a drink!

With a (Hey!) and a (Ha!) and a (Ho Ho Ho!)
Santa's comin' in from the drivin' snow
With a (Hey!) and a (Ha!) and a (Ho Ho Ho!)
Give the man a drink; he is always on the go
With a (Hey!) and a (Ha!) and a (Ho Ho Ho!)
Santa's comin' in from the drivin' snow!