I'M WALKING BACKWARDS FOR CHRISTMAS (Spike Milligan) The Goons - 1956 I'm walking backwards for Christmas, Across the Irish Sea, I'm walking backwards for Christmas, It's the only thing for me. I've tried walking sideways, And walking to the front, But people just look at me, And say it's a publicity stunt. I'm walking backwards for Christmas, To prove that I love you. An immigrant lad, loved an Irish colleen From Dublin Galway Bay. He longed for her arms, But she spurned his charms, And sailed o'er the foam away She left the lad by himself, on his own All alone, a-sorrowing And sadly he dreamed, or at least that's the way it seemed, buddy, That an angel quieted him.... An angel quieted the same. I'm walking backwards for Christmas, Across the Irish Sea. I'm walking backwards for Christmas, It's the finest thing for me. And so I've tried walking sideways, And walking to the front. But people just laughed, and said, "It's a publicity stunt". So I'm walking backwards for Christmas To prove that I love you. (Contributed by Andy & Mogg - December 2002)