OHMSS: “Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown?”

One of the more surreal Bond tunes (and that is saying plenty!) was penned by John Barry and lyricist Hal David for the Lazenby classic, “On Her Majesty`s Secret Service”:

“La la la la la la la,
La la la la la la la.

Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown? They need sunshine.
Sunshine can’t grow Christmas trees alone; They need raindrops.
Raindrops can’t grow Christmas trees, here’s the reason why;
In the winter rain will freeze, and the trees will die.

Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown?…They need sunshine and raindrops, friendship and kindness and most of all…they need love.

Do you know how Santa gets around? He needs snowflakes.
Snowflakes cannot do it all, I found. He needs reindeer.
Reindeer, even tho’ they try, they need other things.
Once a year they have to fly, and they don’t have wings.

Do you know how Santa gets around?…He needs snowflakes and reindeer, sunshine and raindrops, friendship and kindness and most of all he needs love.

Do you know how Christmas cards are made? They need pictures.
Pictures can’t complete them I’m afraid. They need greetings.
Greetings say what’s in your heart, that’s what they are for.
But, when loved ones are apart, Christmas cards need more.

Do you know how Christmas cards are made?…They need pictures and greetings, sunshine and kindness and most of all…they need love.

La la la la la la la,
La la la la la la la.”

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