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Peppermint Schnapps

from Happy Holidays by Sweet Soubrette

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Recorded December 2, 2012. Engineered & mixed by Meg Reichardt at Soapbox Studio, Brooklyn, NY.


A very special season’s here
It comes around just once a year
And with it comes a special treat
It’s very strong and sickly sweet
And though you don’t like to admit
You wait all year for that first sip
Nothing else comes near it
It fills you with the holiday spirit

Peppermint schnapps
Peppermint schnapps
Better than candy from a candy shop
Drink it down to the very last drop
Peppermint peppermint schnapps

When Santa brings his sack of loot
You want to leave him something good
To make him feel like he’s at home
And drive the chill from his old bones
Oh milk and cookies can be nice
But they don’t melt that polar ice
He needs something more warming
To keep him flying till the morning

Peppermint schnapps...

The wise men brought to Bethlehem
A bottle of the stuff
Cause frankincense and myrrh don’t help much
When the going’s rough
The souls of a thousand candy canes
That drowned in alcohol
Distilled so when you drink it
You don’t feel a thing at all

For Christmas family gathers close
As Father Son and Holy Ghost
You've come up with a dozen ways
To make it through the holidays
And every single one begins
With pouring out a little drink
And if you get hung over
You'll go ahead and pour another

Peppermint schnapps...


from Happy Holidays, released December 1, 2011
ukulele/vocals: Ellia Bisker
banjo: Phil Andrews
guitar: Mamie Minch
viola: Karen Waltuch
bass: Ray Parker
clarinet: Kurt Hoffman
glockenspiel: Michael Ballou
percussion: Marcello Pellitteri


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Sweet Soubrette Brooklyn, New York

Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, whose dark, edgy "existential indie rock" has won fans' hearts and critical praise since the release of debut album Siren Song. She is joined by a talented backing band, often featuring as many as 8 musicians onstage. Sweet Soubrette's fourth album, Big Celebrity, was released in 2016. ... more

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