Intro:
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  D                       A
A dessert has come to our fam’ly
                            D
A fruitcake with resolve to stay
                          G
We’ve offered a reward to take it
    A                      D
But can’t seem to give it away


   D                     A
We gave it to Henry, our neighbor
                            D
He gave it to Martha on the bus
                            G
Then Martha, she took it to Freddy
    A                         D
And Freddy brought it back to us. Oh no!


        G           D
It’s an everlasting fruitcake
        A                          D  Dmaj7 D7
Just as soon as it’s gone, it will re-ap-pear
             G                   D   C  B7
Though we’ve done our best to be rid of it
   Em7             A          D
It shows up at our house each year


   D                         A
We figured that we could not eat it
                           D
Its walnuts and dates were kaput
                               G
It’s so dense, you would not believe it
    A                            A
So, please don’t drop it on your foot! Oww!


   D                      A
We sent it to Norway last summer
                     D
We put it into a big sack
                             G
I guess there was not enough postage
    A                        D
And we got our ol’ fruitcake back!


        G           D
It’s an everlasting fruitcake
        A                          D  Dmaj7 D7
Just as soon as it’s gone, it will re-ap-pear
             G                   D   C  B7
Though we’ve done our best to be rid of it
   Em7             A          D
It shows up at our house each year


   D                      A
We tossed it into our big mulcher
                           D
We backed over it with our car
                        G
We ran over it with our mower
     A                      D
That fruitcake was not even scarred


   D                    A
We figured it must be resistant
                             D
Its toughness must be pretty great
                       G
So we turned it into a football
     A                 D
That doubles as a paperweight


        G           D
It’s an everlasting fruitcake
        A                          D  Dmaj7 D7
Just as soon as it’s gone, it will re-ap-pear
             G                   D   C  B7
Though we’ve done our best to be rid of it
   Em7             A          D
It shows up at our house each year


             G           D
Yes, it’s an everlasting fruitcake
        A                          D  Dmaj7 D7
Just as soon as it’s gone, it will re-ap-pear
             G                   D   C  B7
Though we’ve done our best to be rid of it
   Em7             A          D
It shows up at our house each year


          Em7            A     D
I wish it didn’t show up ev’ry year
        Em7             A          D
Yes, it shows up at our house each year
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