The Southland Christmas Song

Publish Date
Friday, 16 December 2016, 10:53AM

The good people of Southland contributed lyrical ideas for The Suburban Jinglers Christmas Song, and then James and Liv did the rest and created this festive masterpiece...

 

Lyrics

Ho Ho Home in Southland for Christmas 

C

Every year we’re forced to sing of

Am

Winter lands when carolling

F

But where we live that’s just not on

G

So let’s sing the Southland Christmas song…

 

C

We live at the bum of Aotearoa

      Am

It’s summer so we never tend to let it snow-ah

       F

It’s less about reindeer, more about Stags

G

Here’s a ditty filled with all the fun we have…

 

       F                          G                          C

At ho ho home in Southland for Christmas

 

Town’s a flurry like a Christmas Maze

People lined for Santa pics at H&Js

Uni kids are home for Christmas cheer

Hanging at the Northern for a Christmas beer

 

South City’s looking like a festive Tron

There’s ponies wearing an-tell-ers in Riverton

If you’re not super crafty you’ve got it made

You can just ride your tinselled bike in Bluff’s Parade

 

At ho ho home in Southland for Christmas

 

It really lights up after dark

Candlelit melodies flood Queens Park

Cars trip round the brightest places

We shove a Mr Whippy in our happy faces

 

Rudolph’s out and Shadbolt’s in

To pull the sleigh he’s scootering

“But, Hey what’s that?!  The sleigh looks TIGHT!”

Santa’s on Burt Munro’s motorbike

 

It’s ho ho home in Southland for Christmas

 

      Am

It’s Christmas day and yes it’s true

G

Down the drive’s a little trail of reindeer poo

   F

It may look like it came from sheep

        G

It’s just that Santa paused to give them Southland’s legendary lush green pastures to eat…..

 

C

Who’s on the Barbie? It’s Gary Tong

Am

Shimmying and humming to the Southland song

F

The rain starts trickling but we don’t mind

G

That’s what makes living here one of a kind

 

It’s ho ho home in Southland for Christmas

It’s ho ho home in Southland for Christmas  (I wouldn’t miss this)

 

Ho ho home in Southland for Christmas!