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Are you Walking Backwards for Christmas?

Are you Walking Backwards for Christmas?

Get your fill of this ‘tuneful’ melody with the wonderful cast of The Goon Show LIVE!; click the video below for The Goons’ wonderful song, “Walking Backwards for Christmas”.

If you want to sing along, the lyrics are at the bottom of this post.

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Lyrics of ‘I’m Walking Backwards for Christmas’, written by Milligan\Carbone. Performed by The Goons (1956)

I’m walking backwards for Christmas,
Across the Irish Sea,
I’m walking backwards for Christmas,
It’s the only thing for me.

I’ve tried walking sideways,
And walking to the front,
But people just look at me,
And say it’s a publicity stunt.

I’m walking backwards for Christmas,
To prove that I love you.

An imigrantal lad, loved an Irish colleen
From Dublin Galway Bay.
He longed for her arms,
But she spurned his charms,
And sailed o’er the foam away

She left the lad by himself, on his own
All alone, a-sorrowing
And sadly he dreamed, or at least that’s the
way it seemed, buddy,
That an angel choir for him,
an angel choir did sing.

<eerily>

I’m walking backwards for Christmas,
Across the Irish Sea.
I’m walking backwards for Christmas,
It’s the finest thing for me.

<normal>
And so I’ve tried walking sideways,
And walking to the front.
But people just laughed, and said,
“It’s a publicity stunt”.

So I’m walking backwards for Christmas
To prove that I love you.

<play out>

Spike: Thank you — and for an encore …
BlueBottle: ‘Ere — I didn’t think much of that. I think my side was better
Spike: Get that child OUT OF HERE!
<sound of BB getting kicked out of room>