in 1994, b.d. wong, who had appeared in a benefit production of elegies for angels, punks and raging queens in los angeles, called to ask if janet hood and i would like to write a christmas song for him to record for a c.d. to benefit broadway cares/equity fights aids … b.d. had appeared in the original production of la cage aux folles with my friend bob brubach, who died in 1987 on christmas day … though bob was not a drag queen, he had a great appreciation for their talents and so this was written for him … happy holidays!

you’ve been under the weather
for a long time
and haven’t been able to shop
this room’s a bit drab
you need something fab
something really over the top
christmas is a time for overdoing
a season when more is more
so don’t be distressed
you’re not looking your best
that’s what make-up is for

i’m wishing you a drag queen christmas
full of tinsel, and glitter and bows
with glamorous gowns
complimenting your crowns
and diamonds on your hose
a very special drag queen christmas
full of champagne and caviar
and when you trim your tree
in festive finery
may your hair be as high as a star

‘cause you deserve to be gorgeous
after all that you’ve been through
with platform heels so high
you’ll look angels in the eye
and they will sing back-up for you

i’m wishing you a drag queen christmas
with lipstick as read as santa’s suit
mascara for days
fingernails all ablaze
and baskets filled with fruit
a very special drag queen christmas
full of champagne and caviar
and when you trim your tree
in festive finery
may your hair be as high as a star
may your hair be as high as a star
may your hair be as high
as a star in the sky
may your hair be as high as a star

posted by admin on December 1, 2003, at 1:00 am | filed under poetry | 4 Comments »

4 Responses

  1. Gucci Scarpe

    After I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now every time a remark is added I get four emails with the identical comment. Is there any manner you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

  2. Cindy

    Is there any way to get sheet music or at least a chord chart for Wishing You A Drag Queen Christmas? Thanks!!

  3. Jill

    Hello – Was wondering if you might have sheet music or a chord chart for Wishing You a Drag Queen Christmas??

  4. bill

    hi,

    thanks for you inquiry …

    i do have the chord chart … if you can send $8.00 US to my PayPal account: billboyruss@aol.com i’ll gladly email the chart … if you’d prefer a hard copy please include your mailing address … in either case remind me which song you’re looking for

    bill

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