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Songs: Roy Wood In The Blue Note

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Oh look - Roy Wood
Is standing at the Bar
Of The Blue Note club in Derby
In the 1990s
When we rolled up to dance
All he want's a pint
And a few words with his mates
But he knows as sure as Santa's sleigh is coming round
That someone's bound to say

Oi! Roy!

Do you wish that it
Could be Christmas every day?
Do you really want a daily dose of children singing
When the band begins to play?
If the snow never ends
Will it put a smile upon your face?
Won't you tell me do you really wish it could be Christmas every single day

But Roy, he's aloof
He's heard all this before
Every time he wants a drink after the pubs have shut
Since 1974
It's a Midlands Rite
Of passage into adulthood
Going down the Blue Note on a weekday night
So that you you can shout at Roy Wood.

Oi! Roy!

Do you wish that it
Could be Christmas every day?
Do you really want a daily dose of children singing
When the band begins to play?
If the snow never ends
Will it put a smile upon your face?
Won't you tell me do you really wish it could be Christmas every single day

Logistically it's problematic -
When you gonna find the time to do your wrapping?
The only place that's open is the corner shop
The constant flow of stuffing means the the toilet's blocked
The economy's shrinking as our jumpers get tighter
The only people working are the Queen's speech writers
Everybody's sleeping in their Mum's spare room
I really don't think you can have thought this through
Have you Roy?

But there's one day
When the drunken comments cease
All the idiots are bothering their families
And Roy Wood is at peace
Oh glorious day!
December 25th
As Roy raises a silent pint up to his lips
You'll hear him whisper this:

Oh yes. he says

I wish that it
Could be Christmas every day
When the bells stop ringing and the kids stop singing
And Santa's gone away
I'll have my beer
And the only sound you'll hear
Is me telling you I really wish it could be Christmas every single day

Leave me alone for Christmas



Published by Wipe Out Music Publishing

The idea for this song came LONG before Christmas. It was June 2015 and The Validators were all together to play at Going Up The Country in Congelton. During an extensive and wide ranging meeting about various topices we discussed ideas for the Christmas song and Mr FA Machine told the story of Roy Wood sitting in The Blue Note in Derby having to put up with people going up to him and asking if he wished it was Christmas ALL THE TIME. "That's the song" I thought, and within a week I'd written it!


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