Jolly Old Saint Nicholas (Inspired by Alexander Hamilton)

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas (Inspired by Alexander Hamilton)


How did a day we record the birth of our Lord and our savior Lead to a time of such behavior when a sale would prevail at the market or the mall And we plow through the crowds in a kind of free-for-all You might holler… Bargain seekers can find it cheaper Yeh, you’re a weeper ‘cuz you’re a damn deep sleeper By bein’ a “Zzz” keeper
By bein’ a dream reaper When you snooze, yea you loose, you Black Friday “bleeper” And every year, my bulbs are strung to light my yard up And hey, across the way, neighbor tried to keep his guard up Inside, so full of pride, he was oh, so very hard up That dude – man, how rude – pulled my plug and now it’s marred up! So how this all became such a blown-up burst of shame Like gas drip, drippin’ on a lonely little flame Can we trace it to a person or a group we can defame? Yea, we point and then we aim and we level all the blame! Now, you all settle down, I say this is insane, man! I see where you’re going and you’re messing with my main man! Get up with the program, here, and quit this campaign; The world’s gonna ascertain, what’s your name, man? Jolly old St. Nicholas. By Santa Claus you know me best. With my handy nice and naughty list: On my way! On my way! Nick was a saint, insomuch,
He was Dutch, made a Bishop Clement Moore wrote a score
‘bout a yuletide visit That started, “’Twas the night…” You know it, right? And spoiler alert –
It was Christmas eve night! Thrust him in Pop Culture, the culture made him a Superstar Soon, yea, he would usher in a world that would take him far His wife said, “Nick, you can’t do it by yourself Packing toys for the boys and girls you need some help!” There would’ve been nothing left to do
For someone less astute He placed an ad and then he interviewed
The elves that he’d recruit Started building, skilled in making toys in his workshop Teddy bears, Barbie dolls, Lego sets, non-stop! Wonderin’, Man, how’m I gonna get the toys out? Under tons of pressure when I see the girls and boys pout Then there on the sleigh that tonight I’m gonna land
I’m counting nine reindeer and I’m thinking, “You da man!” At the North Pole you can be the man! (On my way!) At the North Pole — On my way! Jolly Old St. Nicholas!
We are waiting ‘round the world for you! Once they sat on your lap
You knew the kids were worth you time! Oh, Jolly Old St. Nicholas!
Yes, America sings for you! Boy, we know that your job is tough
How we hope that you’ll feel the love! The world will never be the same! Whoa-oh-oh! With Rudolph’s nose so very bright, surely you can spot him Get off your ash and clean your chimney top to bottom Set out your milk and cookies if you please and if you got ‘em Me: I bake for him Illuminate for him Me? I pray for him State my case for him And me? I’m so elfin’ proud to know him! God bless us all, everyone! He’s on the way! What’s your name, man? JOLLY OLD ST. NICHOLAS!

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