Xmas at Hangman's Lounge (Single)

by King Of The Tramps

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Xmas at Hangman's Lounge tells the story of a group of grumpy regulars, at their favorite watering hole on Christmas Eve.


It's Christmas Eve at the Hangman's Lounge
Everybody's there
Doris and Leroy, Slim and Deake
Sittin' in their regular chairs
They're drinken and talkin, watchin' TV
While the snow piles up in the street
Doris cackles that Xmas is a joke
and everybody agrees

Let's burn down the Christmas tree

Christmas isn't what it used to be
la dee da dee da dee da dee dee dee

Deke say sit all too commercial
and orders up another beer
John thebartender rolls his eyes
and pretends he can't hear
Cause he knows there's no one waiting' at home
and Christmas ain't nothing if you spend it alone
They all sit and stare with their same old stories
Their barstool wisdom and worn out faces
An outside the bar the Christmas lights flash
and the kids hope that Santa make it


Leroy is nervous as he fumbles with his coat
as John the Bartender makes last call
It's really nothin, Leroy says
and pulls out packages for them all
Doris shyly says, I brought something too
and gives them all homemade treats
Slims in the bathroom, he brought something too
and so did Deke
John the bartender invites them all
for a late night Christmas bite
They bundle up and warm up their cars
while the radio plays silent night

We'll put up a christmas tree
la dee da dee da dee da dee dee dee
Christmas is what you want it to be
la dee da dee da dee da dee dee dee
la dee da dee da dee da dee dee dee
la dee da dee da dee da dee dee dee
Christmas is what you want it to be


released December 12, 2011
Todd Partridge - Guitar and Vocals
Justin Snyder - Slide Guitar and Bamjo
Rich Baker - Bass
Adam Audlehelm - Keys
Ryan Aum - Drums



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King Of The Tramps Auburn, Iowa

King Of The Tramps is an original roots-rock group, whose sound calls upon influences from modern roots rock, rhythm and blues, rock and southern, country rock. Their sound has been described as “Whiskey Gospel” and “Midwestern Roots Rock” by critics.

KOTT has released 4 albums of material; Good People (2011), Wicked Mountain (2013), Joyful Noise (2014) and Cumplir con el Diablo (2016).
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