Friday, December 09, 2005

Song of the Day: Port Starboard Sox

The McGarrigle Christmas Hour. Just out on Nonesuch records (another music website with crappy Flash that makes it a pain in the ass to find what you're looking for). This is by the sisters Kate and Anna McGarrigle, along with Anna's children Martha and Rufus Wainwright, Kate's daughter, Emmy Lou Harris, and maybe a couple others that I can't find the name for.

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I'll highlight Port Starboard Sox with lead vocals by Anna. I think this might be an original, but the problem with buying from iTunes is not having liner notes that would explain this. There is one line during the choral intro and outro that I can't make out and I'm not completely convinced of "anger and envy."

Buy the CD and listen to the music. NOW!

Port Starboard Sox
I woke this morn
And there beside my bed
I lay two stockings
One was green and one was red
Should I put them on my feet
???????
mmmmmmmmmmm

I think I'll wear my port starboard socks
They'll bring me luck tonight
The red one's on the left foot
And the green one's on the right

I love to wear my port starboard socks
They chase my blues away
When I wear my port starboard socks
It's Christmas every day

Stop and go
Hot and cold
The anger and the envy
Red and green
A Christmas scene
The holly and the ivy

I think I'll weave port starboard socks
For Santa on his reindeer
I'll find a great big cardboard box
And fill it with good cheer

A streak of red and one of green
Like ribbons wound and curled
We'll make a great big Christmas wreath
That goes around the whole world

Stop and go
Hot and cold
The anger and the envy
Red and green
A Christmas scene
The holly and the ivy

I woke this morn
And there beside my bed
I lay two stockings
One was green and one was red
Should I put them on my feet
???????
mmmmmmmmmmm

4 Comments:

Anonymous Paul from Portland said...

Man, I was so happy when you said you had the lyrics to that - but then you couldn't figure out the exact same part that I couldn't figure out. Bummer.

3/23/2009 03:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey fellas, it is the anger and the envy....red and green eh???

writing this, knowing Kate has died today,
couthiecanuck

1/19/2010 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the ??????????????
is

"Or put on matching ones instead"

11/26/2010 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it says,
Shall I put them on my feet?
Ooooohhhhh, and the matching one lies there.
Mmmmmm mmmmmm mmmmmmmm

12/15/2010 04:44:00 PM  

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