The Maine Winter Romp celebrates going off road in the worst of winter conditions. What Rompers must recognize is that thousands of off road enthusiasts, who live in southern climes, suffer miserably from a lack of snow, ice and cold every winter.
This song lets them know that, while we romp in the snow and spread joy throughout the northeast, we have not forgotten about our the lives of southern enthusiasts.
Do They Know Itís Wintertime
By Jeff Aronson, with apologies to Midge Ure and Bob Geldorf
Itís Winter Romp, thereís no need to be afraid
At Winter Romp, we air down tires and we put on chains
And with snow, a-plenty, we can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world, itís Winter Romp
But say a prayer, pray for the southern ones
At Winter Romp, itís hard, but when youíre having fun.
Thereís a world outside your window, and itís a world of heat and toil
Where the only water flowing, washes off their suntan oil
And the Christmas lights that shined there
Were the blinking lamps of gloom
Well, tonight thank God itís them, instead of you..
And there wonít be snow in Florida this winter-time
The greatest gift theyíll get this year is light
Where al-ligators grow, on lawns they have to mow
Do they know itís winter-time at all.
Hereís to you, raise a glass for everyone
Hereís to them, underneath that burning sun
Do they know itís winter-time at all
Make it snow, let them know itís Winter Romp again
Southern Enthusiasts Bake in the Unrelenting Heat
"The Land Rover is not a vehicle, it's a way of life."