The Regifting Blues

by The Ragged Flags

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Now Christmas Day is dawning and It’s time to open up your gifts But the things that you’re receiving Could you give them any shorter shrift? ‘Cause I wrapped up all my love and left it right at your feet But to my amazement you then asked to see the receipt And you disregarded effort un-benevolently Oh I never dreamed the thing you’d be returning was me I got the re (re) regifting blues I got the re (re) regifting blues You didn’t use to seem ungrateful Though your friends would tell me all the time How they would buy you special presents And just watch you pass them down the line All the thoughtless things you bought me which I took with a smile All the jokey Christmas jumpers that were totally vile All the times I choked back all my disappointment and grief It’s not the thought that counts it’s you that wants to count the money I got the re (re) regifting blues I got the re (re) regifting blues Now Christmas Day is dawning and It’s time to open up the door I’ll be walking out for Christmas And you won’t be seeing me no more ‘Cause the warranty’s expired on the love in your heart But I guarantee tomorrow is a brand new start And I’m sure you’ll find someone to boost your sense of yourself But for my part baby I’ll just put you back on the shelf I got the re (re) regifting blues I got the re (re) regifting blues, oh boy I’m telling you I got the re (re) regifting blues I got the re (re) regifting blues
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Now Christmas Day is dawning and It’s time to open up your gifts But the things that you’re receiving Could you give them any shorter shrift? ‘Cause I wrapped up all my love and left it right at your feet But to my amazement you then asked to see the receipt And you disregarded effort un-benevolently Oh I never dreamed the thing you’d be returning was me I got the re (re) regifting blues I got the re (re) regifting blues You didn’t use to seem ungrateful Though your friends would tell me all the time How they would buy you special presents And just watch you pass them down the line All the thoughtless things you bought me which I took with a smile All the jokey Christmas jumpers that were totally vile All the times I choked back all my disappointment and grief It’s not the thought that counts it’s you that wants to count the money I got the re (re) regifting blues I got the re (re) regifting blues Now Christmas Day is dawning and It’s time to open up the door I’ll be walking out for Christmas And you won’t be seeing me no more ‘Cause the warranty’s expired on the love in your heart But I guarantee tomorrow is a brand new start And I’m sure you’ll find someone to boost your sense of yourself But for my part baby I’ll just put you back on the shelf I got the re (re) regifting blues I got the re (re) regifting blues, oh boy I’m telling you I got the re (re) regifting blues I got the re (re) regifting blues

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For anyone feeling the blues at Christmas!

The full collection of Ragged Flags Christmas songs can be found on the RAGGED CHRISTMAS CRACKERS compilation!

theraggedflags.bandcamp.com/album/ragged-christmas-crackers

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released December 14, 2016

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The Ragged Flags are:
James Goodwin - vocals, rhythm guitar, keys
Mark Aldworth - lead guitar, backing vocals
Chris Edwards-Dewey - bass, backing vocals
Paul Whibley - drums, bells & whistles

All songs by The Ragged Flags
Music by Aldworth/Edwards-Dewey/Goodwin/Whibley
Lyrics by Goodwin (©2016 Copyright Control)

Produced & Mixed by The Ragged Flags
Recorded at Highbury Studios, London

Sleeve Design & Photography by James Goodwin

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The Ragged Flags are a UK four-piece with their own distinctive sound incorporating the essential natural juices of rock, pop and folk with the lovely chunky bits of country and blues.

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