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GUEST,Jean Lyr Req: I'll Telephone to Santa Claus (58* d) RE: Lyr Req: Telephone and Tell Old Mr. Santa Claus 22 Dec 06

Hi - I learned this song in my first year at school (1949) this was at Loreto Convent in Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa. Everybody loved it and it was a real hit, I can remember the singing teacher crying out in despari that she wished she had never introduced it to the convent. It was so popular that when one of the girls left Sea Point and went to the same convent in Pretoria she beseeched the teachers there to get the music and in no time the Pretoria children were singing it as well. The first verse as I remember it was -

Once upon a time as the story's told
In fairyland lived a man very old
Good little children he loved most dear
And he still comes to see them once every year.
He rides on a sleigh each Christmasy night
With a cloak rosy red and a beard snowy white
So listen now chldren if you're very good
And do as I tell you as little ones should

I'll telephone and tell old Mr Santa Claus
You want him to call tonight
He will come and see you as you're quitely sleeping
through the bedroom he'll be softly creeping
Hang up all your stockings on the bedstead children
Blow out the candle light
Jump into bed, cover up your head
Blow a kiss (x)- Good night

Then the second verse is as it appears in Fergie's message. The chorus had a great swing to it and was always fun to sing.

Best wishes to everyone for a happy Christmas

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