Up on the housetop (Benjamin Hanby)

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  • CPDL #29155:     (Finale 2011)
Editor: James W. Keefe (submitted 2013-05-17).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Up on the housetop
Composer: Benjamin Hanby
Arranger: James W. Keefe

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

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Published: c.1860

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Original text and translations

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1  Up on the housetop, reindeer pause.
Out jumps good ol' Santa Claus,
Down through the chimney with lots of toys
All for the little ones, Christmas joys.
R:  Ho, Ho, Ho! Who wouldn't go?
Up on the housetop, click, click, click,
Down through the chimney with good Saint Nick.

 

2  First comes the stocking of little Nell.
Oh, dear Santa, fill it well;
Give her a dolly that laughs and cries,
One that will open and shut her eyes.
R. 

3  Next comes the stocking of little Will.
Oh, just see what a glorious fill;
Here is a hammer and lots of tacks,
Also a ball and a whip that cracks.
R.