Christmas Songs

By: Gail Cohen & Gilbert DeBenedetti

'Jolly Old Saint Nicholas'

©2006 Publications International, Ltd.

Doesn't every child dream of asking Santa Claus the following question: "Which presents will be showing up under the Christmas tree this year?" "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas" is a traditional American Christmas song that sets that desire to music.

"Jolly Old Saint Nicholas" Lyrics

Jolly old Saint 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.

Christmas sheet music: "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas"

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