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Song Details
Duration: 2:25 
Release Date: 1996  (will1410) 
Lyrics By: Joyner Burton Lee Sr. (will1410) 
Music By: Joyner Burton Lee Sr. (will1410) 
Produced By: Scott Matthews (will1410) 
Released By: Originally released on Rounder Records (will1410) 
Published By: Old Ninety Seven Publishing (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: BMI  #211689 
Keywords: ACAPELLA, CHRISTMAS, DRINKING, JAIL 
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Facts:
  • Originally recorded by The Youngsters in 1956, with slightly different lyrics ("ain't got no bail" was repeated in place of "gotta pee in a pail") (Oldiesmann)
  • Song Lyrics:
    Merry Christmas,
    Merry Christmas,
    Happy New Year to you...

    Christmas in jail
    Christmas in jail
    I had a little too much to drink
    I ain't got no bail
    Gotta pee in a pail
    and I'm spendin' New Year's Eve in the clink

    I was in the wrong lane
    Feelin' no pain
    Zoomed my car to seventy-five
    I ran right into
    You can guess who
    and they say I'm lucky to be alive

    Merry Christmas
    Happy New Year
    They're singin' down the street
    While everybody's havin' Christmas turkey,
    they give me bread and water to eat

    Christmas in jail
    Christmas in jail
    I wore my shoes out pacin' the floor
    I got rocks in my head
    I wish I was dead
    Ain't gonna drink and drive no more

    Merry Christmas
    Happy New Year
    They're singin' down the street
    While everybody's havin' Christmas turkey,
    they give me bread and water to eat

    Christmas in jail
    Christmas in jail
    I wore my shoes out pacin' the floor
    I got rocks in my head
    I wish I was dead
    Ain't gonna drink and drive no more
    No, ain't gonna drink and drive no more
    No, ain't gonna drink and drive no more
    (Stavro Arrgolus)
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    Current Rating 9.3 (3 votes)
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