Not A Hat Like That

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Originally release on Christmas Grooves '93

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All I ever wanted for Christmas
was a straw hat to cover my head (with little frillies on the side)

All I ever wanted for Christmas
was a straw hat to cover my head (with a flower on the top)
I don't care for anything extraneous
just a hat to keep my head out of the rain

You can have a tall hat, a small hat, a fat hat, a skinny hat
You can have have any kind of hat you want
But not like that
When you wear a hat with frillies on the back, you look like a girl!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Don't wear a hat like that
Don't wear a hat like that
Don't wear a hat like that
Don't wear a hat like that

Why does no one believe in me?
This hat of mine is no fantasy
Everyone scorns what they
can't believe

This man on the street goes off and yells at me
for looking at silly hats in a window
What right has he to wreck me dreams?
"Oh but not a hat like that"

Hey there little boy. Hi.
You like hats? Yes.
Do you like Straw? Oh yes!
I'll sell one to you. For how much?
Only about sixty dollars. Oh that's all my allowance. Here you go.

I can't believe it's true. I've found a hat of straw for me and you!

I can't believe I've got this hat
it's sitting in my hands
I paid my fee of sixty bucks
Well ain't that grand?

I'll be the envy of the town
When I wear my hat around
You'll see my on the street and say "Hey,
that hat is really neat."

Hey there little boy
What's that on your head?
It's a straw hat
You're dead!

Last night at the station
someone reported a hat of straw
Don't you know that stealing, little boy
means you're breaking the law?

But I bought it from a vendor
who was selling on the street
He said he had a license
Should I know that he's a cheat?

I'm sorry little boy but
It's that hat I'll confiscate
It's incriminating evidence
the judge will need to throw you away!

All I ever wanted for Christmas
was a straw hat to cover my head (with little frillies on the back and a nice daisy)

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from ICV Christmas Classics, released November 1, 2010

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Ice Cream Vendors Westmont

The Ice Cream Vendors (ICV), made up of longtime pals Jon Kostal and Greg Barnett, is not just a musical duo but a mysterious life force. Those familiar with Jon and Greg know that boy meets girl lyrics and verse/verse/chorus clichés are simply not in their genetic makeup. Defying classification, ICV examines its subjects through a sometimes-surreal lens, but always with fondness and curiosity. ... more

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