(Folk song)

Jolly old St. Nicholas, Lean your ear this way!
Don’t you tell a single soul, What I’m going to say;
Christmas Eve is coming soon, Now, you dear old man,
Whisper what you’ll bring to me: Tell me if you can.

When the clock is striking twelve, When I’m fast asleep,
Down the chimney broad and black, With your pack you’ll creep.
All the stockings you will find Hanging in a row;
Mine will be the shortest one, You’ll be sure to know.

Johnny wants a pair of skates, Susie wants a sled
Nellie wants a picture book, yellow, blue and red
Now I think I`ll leave to you what to give the rest
Choose for me dear Santa Claus, what you think is best.

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  • Song with chords, Lesson ideas for Rhythm (eighth, quarter & half notes), Melody (recorder notes D, E, G, A, B) and Harmony, Student Copies (duet – notes G, B, C, D’) (PDF)
  • MIDI file
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