Christmas On The Shrimp Boats

Music: Robbie Smith
Words: Robbie Smith & Kath Glauser

It’s Christmas on the shrimp boats, not as bad as you might think
Papa Noel the Captain soon be buyin’ us each a drink
And the crew they’re just like family, they only fight three times a day
So say, just sail away, but sing me a carol today

It’s Christmas on the shrimp boats – ya know bills don’t pay themselves
We’ve all been jugglin’ double shifts – as busy as Santa’s elves
There’s palm fronds waving from the shoreline – fair tradewinds on the bay
So say, just sail away, but sing me a carol today

You can play it on accordion or through a rusty harp
Don’t mind if you’re singin’ flat or if you’re singin’ sharp

It’s Christmas on the shrimp boats – we’re celebrating like we should
The cook he tells the same old jokes, but his jambalaya’s good
Each time someone rings that ship’s bell, I think of reindeer and a sleigh
So say, just sail away, but sing me a carol today

We’re heading for a fais do do, we’re gonna pass a good time there
Yes it won’t be long til we’ve anchored be the weather foul or fair
We’ll go from sand bars to tiki bars – til we’ve spent all of our pay
So say, just sail away, but sing me a carol today

“How’s ya mama an’ them?” And all your friends?
Ya know I bought them all some Christmas cards
I haven’t had a chance to send… oh…

It’s Christmas on the shrimp boats – I’m sure we all look a fright
But hey I’ve got my dice out and I feel like they’re rollin’ right
So take the oar now I see the shore now all lit up with Christmas lights
Alright – such a cheery sight – so sing me a carol tonight

(Instrumental Verse)

You can play it on accordion or through a rusty harp
Don’t mind if you’re singin’ flat or if you’re singin’ sharp…

We’ll finish up the last round, with a dark and stormy silent night
Alright, my head’s feelin light, so sing me a carol tonight
Sing me a carol (sing me a carol) tonight (all is calm all is bright)
Sing me a carol (sing me a carol) holy night (sing me a carol)
Sing me a carol tonight (all is calm all is bright)
Sing me a carol, Silent Night