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CAROL CART

THE SECOND ANNUAL

ROLLING THROUGH DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE THIS
DECEMBER 21ST!

SONG LYRICS

CHRISTMAS HONEY BEE (Alex Forester)

 

Babe, whatcha smilin’ for? Come kiss me under the mistletoe

You’re looking fine in your orange and green

You gonna be my piece of Tennessee?

 

We can go and get our friends together

They said, he said, she said they didn’t know we were together

Baby, if it’s alright with you this Christmas you’ll be my big news

Cause Market Square is as crazy as the weather

Come on stay inside girl and we’ll drink us a sweater

Baby, tell me what you think

You wanna be my Christmas honey bee

Cumberland’s cold but my place is warm

You don't ever have to go home

 

And when mama calls we’ll say her baby’s fine

When the snow stops falling you’ll be mine, You’ll still be mine

 

CHRISTMAS ON THE TENNESSEE RIVER (Nick Horner)

I can hear those church bells ringing like Dolly Parton singing

Yeah, they’re swinging ‘round in joyful revelry

in the old city, we’re a strolling to the tune of trains a rolling

Like reindeer clatter on their midnight spree

I hear in Bristol they’ve got flurries, and all the world’s a hurry

As they scurry on their way to get back home

To the loving-est of faces in the magic-est of places

A southland fantasy that we can call our own

It’s Christmas on the Tennessee River,

A Smoky Mountain dream in snowy white

Yes, it’s Christmas on the Tennessee River

A Knoxville winter wonderland tonight

In Market Square they’re buzzing’ with lovers by the dozen

Under the mistletoe for all the world to see

The kiddies are all sneaking to try to get a peekin’

At Santa by the Gay Street Christmas tree

Yes, the Sunsphere looks so pretty as it watches o'er the city

Like a holiday vigil come to life

As we celebrate the reason for the festive-est of seasons

In our scruffy little yuletide paradise

It’s Christmas on the Tennessee River,

A Smoky Mountain dream in snowy white

Yes, it’s Christmas on the Tennessee River

A Knoxville winter wonderland tonight

CHRISTMASTIME IN KNOXVILLE (Lilly Belanger Tench and Travis Belanger Tench)

Knoxville, Knoxville, it's Christmastime in Knoxville,​

Knoxville, Knoxville, it's Christmas time! (X2)

Snow on the Sunsphere,

Skating in the square

Hot chocolate in the market

Come on! I'll meet you there

Knoxville, Knoxville, it's Christmastime in Knoxville,​

Knoxville, Knoxville, it's Christmas time! (X2)

Ramen down at Suttree’s

Ice cream at Cruze Farm

A Crafty brew for me and you

Come on! I’ll keep you warm

Knoxville, Knoxville, it's Christmastime in Knoxville,​

Knoxville, Knoxville, it's Christmas time! (X2)
 

HIBERNATE (Mike Jones)

(Click HERE to listen)

When the sky is falling and the rivers have run dry

When the emptiness is calling, there’s no need to ask me why

Cause when you find you cast no shadow, will you face the sun and try

Will you hibernate and gather wings until you learn to fly

Until you learn to fly

But you don’t have to sit and wonder when you feel you’re going under just sing

 

“La, La” and I’ll meet you on the long way down (2x)

When the Sunsphere stops its shining and the cardinals just won’t sing

Will you sail on through the water ‘til you don’t feel anything

Cause when you find you cast no shadow, will you face the sun and try

Will you hibernate and gather wings until you learn to fly

Until you learn to fly

But when you feel that cold wind blowing, know I’m always on your side

You don’t have to sit and wonder when you feel like going under just sing

 

“La, La” and I’ll meet you on the long way down (2x)

Just sing, just breathe, just be (4x)

 

MARBLE CITY CHRISTMAS (DJ Morrison)

Christmas is here and I must be sincere

Everything is much clearer this time of year

Boxes wrapped up in bows don’t excite me at all

There’s a present for me that glows under a big golden ball

Of all the places that I’ve seen

Not one holds a candle to thee

There’s no place that I’d rather be

Than the Smoky Mountain hills of Tennessee

I’ve spent my whole life

Roaming from town to town

Searching for a light that I’d already found

Spent New Years in New York City

Drank Green Beer in Boston

Mardi gras in Mississippi

Fireworks on a rooftop in Austin

And if I roll into the San Francisco Bay

It reminds me of where I’ve been

Christmas ain't’ the same in LA

The granite walls of Zion

The hoodoos in Bryce Canyon

The great wall of China

Things that move a man

I’ve held up that leaning tower

And I’ve seen the Taj Mahal

And I’ve felt the power

Of those marble halls 

Well, that ivory

Stirs up smokey mountain memories

There’s no place that I’d rather be

Than a Marble City Christmas in Tennessee

The wind is getting cold and

Autumn is falling

The mountains are calling me home

Every December

I tend to remember

Rivers and streams

And old wooden things

Of all the places that I’ve seen

Not one holds a candle to thee

There’s no place that I’d rather be

Than the Smoky Mountain hills of Tennessee


 

MIRACLE ON MARKET SQUARE (Maggie Tharp)

I was walking with my baby down on Market Square

All the people with there presents bustling everywhere

And the Christmas Carols ringing o’er the frosty air

Lights a twinkling in the most delightful way

I was searching every window for the perfect find

Something special just to tell her that I think she’s fine

But the merry Christmas spirit must have got to me

Cause I turned to her and got down on one knee

And I said “Merry Christmas, baby! Won’t you be my lady

And jingle all the way to the new year?

The square is filled with laughter, we’ll join them after

You make me the happiest volunteer

It’ll be a miracle on market square”


 

SNOW ON THE SMOKIES (Timothy Neal Woody)

Snow comes down on the Smoky Mountains

‘Till Clingman’s hair turns white.

Below in Knoxville lie glowing hot hilly

Streets of Christmas lights

On Leconte there stands a snowman;

Though he don’t stand very tall,

The pine stand with him, to all who listen

They say, “Merry Christmas, y’all!”

Spring at Spruce Knob barely runnin’

Charlie’s Bunion’s gotten small,

Dress warm and climb him, it’s worth your while

When he says “Merry Christmas, y’all!”

TENNESSEE CHRISTMAS (Travis Tench)

Sun is shining lower where the mountains scrape the sky and turn it red

Evenings getting colder and the nights are growing longer than the days

Elves on shelves, wishing wells, travel plans and searching for a tree

Has left me in a Holidaze but soon I'll be on my way to you

Ho ho ho ho! I'm coming home

To Tennessee where 3 rivers meet

City streets dressed in Christmas wreaths

Silver bells ringing people singing

"Happy holidays, Fa la la la"

Sugarplums are dancing as I'm standing in the rain and getting wet

Dreaming of a snowy day as open flames are roasting somewhere else

All that's rotten will soon be forgotten and our stockings will be hung

I'm gonna ride a no-horse open sleigh until I make my way to you

 

Ho ho ho ho! I'm coming home

To Tennessee where 3 rivers meet

City streets dressed in Christmas wreaths

Silver bells ringing people singing

"Happy holidays, Fa la la la"


 

ONLY PLACE I WANNA BE (Shayla McDaniel)

Doesn’t really feel like Christmas time

Sunny with a high of sixty five

Like they say, give it 10 minutes; it’ll change

Whether it’s hot or cold, rain or snow, I’m fine

 

The only place I want to be

For Christmas is Knoxville, Tennessee (2x)

A warm meal with the the people I love

Take a quick nap after that

Bring out the card table, taboo, and charades

Being together is the best gift I could ever get

The only place I want to be

For Christmas is Knoxville, Tennessee (2x)

Don’t wanna go to Florida, Don’t wanna go to California

Don’t wanna go to Georgia, Don’t wanna go to Virginia

I don’t want the Eiffel Tower in Paris or fireworks in New Orleans

I just want to get back home to the folks that mean so much to me

 

The only place I want to be

For Christmas is Knoxville, Tennessee (2x)

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