Steemit Open Mic Week 116: Merry Christmas From The Family (Robert Earl Keen Cover)

in #openmic3 years ago (edited)

Ho ho freakin' ho! I've been away tending to my own weird and strange life...but I'm here, almost one week early, to give you my absolute favorite Christmas song. No, you won't hear the carolers down the street busting this one out, but if you live in any kind of dysfunction as far as family goes, then this Robert Earl Keen should be classic is for you. And so, in short, from my weird world to yours, my Christmas song to y'all. And by y'all, I do mean...y'all.

I miss you crazy folks, and I hope to be back on a regular basis real soon!

(Note: No prerecorded instruments or multiple instrumental or vocal tracks were used in the making of this video.)

words & music by ROBERT EARL KEEN

Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk at our Christmas party
We were drinking champagne punch and homemade eggnog
Little sister brought her new boyfriend
He was a Mexican
We didn't know what to think of him until he sang
Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad

Brother Ken brought his kids with him
The three from his first wife Lynn
And the two identical twins from his second wife Mary Nell
Of course he brought his new wife Kay
Who talks all about AA
Chain smoking while the stereo plays Noel, Noel
The First Noel

Carve the Turkey
Turn the ball game on
Mix margaritas when the eggnog's gone
Send somebody to the Quickpak Store
We need some ice and an extension cord
A can of bean dip and some Diet Rites
A box of tampons, some Marlboro Lights
Hallelujah everybody say "Cheese"
Merry Christmas from the family

Fred and Rita drove from Harlingen
I can't remember how I'm kin to them
But when they tried to plug their motor home in
They blew our Christmas lights
Cousin David knew just what went wrong
So we all waited out on our front lawn
He threw a breaker and the lights came on
And we sang Silent Night, Oh Silent Night, Oh Holy Night

Carve the turkey turn the ball game on
Make Bloody Mary's
Cause We All Want One!
Send somebody to the Stop 'N Go
We need some celery and a can of fake snow
A bag of lemons and some Diet Sprites
A box of tampons, some Salem Lights
Hallelujah, everybody say "Cheese"
Merry Christmas from the Family

Feliz Navidad

© Robert Earl Keen



Loving the look, loving the song, loving to hear your voice once more!!!

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"...and yes, the facial hair is completely. out. of control..."
..hazy stare..

I love it all, Dino! WELCOME BACK!
Merry Christmas. ♥

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The song was very beautiful, you interpeded very well, I really liked the sound of your beautiful guitar .. A big hug @dinoromanelli

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