Jolly old Saint Nicholas (Traditional)

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  • CPDL #27188:      (Finale 2011)
Editor: James W. Keefe (submitted 2012-09-20).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 41 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Editor: Christopher R. Baker (submitted 2000-11-27).   Copyright: CC BY 1.0
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Title: Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella



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Original text and translations

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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.

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;
Susy wants a dolly;
Nellie wants a story book;
She thinks dolls are folly;
As for me, my little brain
Isn't very bright;
Choose for me, old Santa Claus,
What you think is right.