(To the tune of "The Water is Wide")

The winter is long, it last 'til April
And sometimes in to early May
I know that by late February
I will need to get away.

Hawaii's nice and Tampa and Tucson
Santa Fe I'm sure I'd enjoy
Now that I've seen our last bank statement
I'm thinking southern Illinois.

In Carbondale, we can find us a motel
With a swimming pool and color TV
With a queen sized bed with Magic Fingers
And a breakfast buffet that is free.

Someday I'll take you to the South of France
We'll go to Provence and the valley Loire
But for now it's the valley of Des Moines
We do what we can and we are who we are.