Santa's Sick Shanty

by Pig Rider



When it’s Christmas time, and you’re stuck at sea
And all that you’ve eaten wants to set itself free
Don’t lie in your hammock ill, lonely and sad
Just sing Santa’s Sick Shanty: things won’t seem so bad

If the mince pie you’ve eaten was just out of date
You’re going to vomit, what to do while you wait
Is make sure that there’s holly bedecking the halls
And that every tree is well covered in balls

Drink too much, fall on your ear
Sing hey-nonny-no and a red-nosed reindeer
And if you feel queasy, well, no ifs or buts
Just sing Santa’s Sick Shanty as you throw up your guts

Christmas comes but once a year
So dig out all your Santa gear
And if all that Christmas stuff makes you feel sick
Then sing Santa’s Sick Shanty, you’ll feel less of a...


released December 9, 2015
Christmas single by Pig Rider. Digital release only.

Recorded in 2015 and featuring the four members who played on the legendary 70s album "Heterophonies", reunited for the first time in 40 years.

Written by John Mayes and Colin Kitchener.

Produced by Nigel Endersby.

John Mayes – keyboards/percussion/jug/vocal

Colin Kitchener – electric guitar/swanee whistle/percussion/backing vocal

Jim Bruce – electric and acoustic guitars/bass/percussion/backing vocal

Nigel Endersby – Mandolin/guitar/percussion/synthesiser/computer/backing vocal/ mince pies



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