When Santa Went To Soho

by The Vinyl Closet

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We rose to the challenge by J.D. Doyle of the Queer Music Heritage show and produced a Christmas song with a gay & lesbian flavour. This song celebrates Soho, London's own "gay village".

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When Santa Went To Soho
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Outside Charing Cross station
There's a statue of Oscar Wilde
Santa’s helper winked at me
Pointed north and he smiled

It's a short walk up to Soho
Not much faster than by sled
who’s at this party, what do you know?
‘Merry Christmas!!’ is all he said

When Santa went to Soho
he set his sleigh-ride down
on the square near G-A-Y
just north of China Town
he popped into Admiral Duncan
for a merry pint of ale
then strutted off down Compton Street
in search of the Prowler sale

Mr Claus called Santa
and said when will you be home
Elton & David are coming round
and there’s just one helper gnome
Santa called Serena
and asked if he’d spare an elf
the one who played The Hobbit
or perhaps he’d come himself?

for I'm down in soho spreading cheer
to twinks and bears and the gender queer
lesbian seagulls and gay reindeer
merry christmas and happy new year

when Santa went to Soho
he wore his suit of pink
his elves wore rainbow ribbons
and each gave a cheeky wink
he picked up a Pink Paper
and checked every personal ad
for good boys but was attracted by
the boys who were very bad

cos hes down in soho spreading cheer
to twinks and bears and the gender queer
lesbian seagulls and gay reindeer
merry christmas and happy new year

down in soho spreading cheer
to twinks and bears and the gender queer
lesbian seagulls and gay reindeer
merry christmas and happy new year

riding through soho
camp as christmas day
totally homo
fabulously gay

down in soho spreading cheer
to twinks and bears and the gender queer
lesbian seagulls and gay reindeer
merry christmas and happy new year
merry christmas and happy new year

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credits

released November 25, 2013
"When Santa Went To Soho"
Words & Music by Brett Lock & Christopher Houston
Produced by Brett Lock & Christopher Houston
Recorded at Mojo Studios, London, UK.
Performed by The Vinyl Closet
All vocals by Ted Brown
All instruments by Brett Lock & Chris Houston
except, Drums by Jim Dooley (dooleydrums.com)
SFX of Bells by Freesound.org.
(C) 2013, Nabu Media. All Rights Reserved.

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Live music and chat with Ted Brown (vocals), Brett Lock (guitar) & Chris Houston (bass) performing songs from the folk-blues archives about LGBT experience

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