Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Jolly Saint Nicholas
Postcard: Austria
St. Nicholas Center Collection
American Traditional
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, lend 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, Suzy wants a sled,
Nellie wants a story book, yellow, blue and red,
Now I think I leave to you, what to give the rest,
Choose for me dear Santa Claus, you know what's the best!

Text: Traditional
Tune: TRADITIONAL Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Musical notation PDF

Mp3 file courtesy of Jennifer Wolfe and the Hope College Music Department.

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