Christmas In Rio

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lyrics

It’s Christmas time in Rio,
While the sun shines down on Rio

Papai Noel
He’s the surfing the waves
He’s got his speedo on, and he’s got his shades

He shaved his beard last week
‘Cause it’s just too warm
This is the mid-summer heat
Not a midwinter storm.

We got people singing Noite Feliz
We just finished plugging in our electrical tree

It’s Christmas time in Rio,
While the sun shines down on Rio

When he’s not hanging dez
Papai’s in Greenland
Fezzik’s employed making
presents by hand

Check out the presépio
It’s bad to the bone
You’ve got your amigo secreto
So you’re never alone

We just finished Os Pastores, oh the gall
I still can’t believe that the gypsy ran off with the doll

It’s Christmas time in Rio,
While the sun shines down on Rio

Bom Velhinho
He’s trying to keep cool
Sipping on his cachaça
Right next to the pool

The street’s lined with orchids
There’s no mistletoe
When the clock strikes doze
To chapel we’ll go

The missa do galo was crazy it lasted all night
Let’s eat a feijoada til we see the morning light

It’s Christmas time in Rio,
While the sun shines down on Rio

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from Starmakers, released March 5, 2016

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Joshua Starmer Chapel Hill, North Carolina

A native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Joshua Starmer is a cellist, composer, and singer whose eclectic sound recalls the string-led pop of Andrew Bird and the quirky compositions of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, both of whom he cites as influences. A cellist since the age of seven, Starmer eventually wove himself into the fabric of North Carolina's vibrant music scene. ~ Timothy Monger ... more

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