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Lyr Req: (I'm Gettin') Nuttin' for Christmas

little john cameron 16 Dec 01 - 01:09 PM
Rick Fielding 16 Dec 01 - 02:47 PM
little john cameron 16 Dec 01 - 03:02 PM
little john cameron 16 Dec 01 - 03:45 PM
Noreen 16 Dec 01 - 06:01 PM
raredance 16 Dec 01 - 10:57 PM
Sorcha 17 Dec 01 - 12:03 AM
rangeroger 17 Dec 01 - 01:23 AM
Genie 17 Dec 01 - 03:28 PM
little john cameron 17 Dec 01 - 04:18 PM
Jim Dixon 09 Nov 03 - 01:20 PM
The Fooles Troupe 07 Mar 05 - 09:18 AM
PoppaGator 07 Mar 05 - 10:39 AM
Long Firm Freddie 08 Mar 05 - 02:15 AM
Cool Beans 08 Mar 05 - 02:59 PM
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Subject: I'm gettin nuttin for Christmas
From: little john cameron
Date: 16 Dec 01 - 01:09 PM

I'm gettin nuttin for Christmas.click here

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Subject: RE: I'm gettin nuttin for Christmas
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 16 Dec 01 - 02:47 PM

Oh all right! I'll send you that framed 8x10 of you and Big Kay on Admiral Rd.

Rick


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Subject: RE: I'm gettin nuttin for Christmas
From: little john cameron
Date: 16 Dec 01 - 03:02 PM

Dae ye think an' 8x10 will be big enough.A few years can expand a photie!!! ljc


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Subject: RE: I'm gettin nuttin for Christmas
From: little john cameron
Date: 16 Dec 01 - 03:45 PM

Oan second thoughts,whit aboot the Admiral oan Big Kay??? ljc


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Subject: RE: I'm gettin nuttin for Christmas
From: Noreen
Date: 16 Dec 01 - 06:01 PM

Cute, ljc.


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Subject: RE: I'm gettin nuttin for Christmas
From: raredance
Date: 16 Dec 01 - 10:57 PM

This song wqas recorded by Homer & Jethro on their Christmas album.

rich r


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Subject: RE: I'm gettin nuttin for Christmas
From: Sorcha
Date: 17 Dec 01 - 12:03 AM

Sorry, but I usually get nuttin' for Christmas. BD, Mother's Day also. If I really want something, I have to go pick it out and pay for it too. Othwerwise, I will get somethng like a pot holder or a muffin tin. It may sound like sour grapes, but after 28 years of marriage and 22 years of motherhood, they might just be able to know what I want.........and it is NOT a kitchen appliance so I can cook more stuff for them. It is also NOT a "laundry aid".....(I will admit I am difficult to buy for--no kitchen stuff, no jewelry, no "dead flowers", no Dust Catchers,----see what I mean?) Live animals are OK, but we are up to our limit on those. "Gift Certificates" to empty the dishwasher, clean up the dog poop from the yard, carry out the garbage, mow the yard, do the laundry, etc. would be just fantastic----but they don't think of those things.

I can just see it---"Mom, I promise faithfully to do all the laundry for the next year......"
"Mom, I will clean up all the dog poop in the yard until next Christmas because I love the dogs too!"

Yea, right. Instead, they get me pot holders so I can cook for them.........and yes, I have asked. They laff and think it is a Great Joke.

I have "resigned" more than once---to the point that I couldn't stand it........so I started in again. Best present I ever got was from a friend who went to Ireland and brought me back a large pence made into a keychain..........


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Subject: RE: I'm gettin nuttin for Christmas
From: rangeroger
Date: 17 Dec 01 - 01:23 AM

I just heard this song for the first time today.Sung by a 7 year old boy at a Christmas presentation put on by the Sixth Street Melodrama players in Wallace,Idaho.

The expressions the kid used during his singing of the song were priceless.One of those performances where I wanted a video camera.

rr


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Subject: Lyr Add: NUTTIN' FOR CHRISTMAS (Tepper/Bennett)
From: Genie
Date: 17 Dec 01 - 03:28 PM

NUTTIN' FOR CHRISTMAS
(S. Tepper, R. Bennett ©. 1955)

CHORUS: Oh, I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas.
Mommy and Daddy are mad.
I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas,
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.

I broke my bat on Johnny's head.
Somebody snitched on me.
I hid a frog in sister's bed.
Somebody snitched on me.
I spilled some ink on Mommy's rug.
I made Tommy eat a bug.
Bought some gum with a penny slug.
Somebody snitched on me. CHORUS

I put a tack on teacher's chair.
Somebody snitched on me.
I tied a knot in Susie's hair.
Somebody snitched on me.
I did a dance on Mommy's plants,
Climbed a tree and tore my pants,
Filled the sugar bowl with ants.
Somebody snitched on me. CHORUS

I won't be seeing Santa Claus.
Somebody snitched on me.
He won't come visit me because
Somebody snitched on me.
Next year I'll be going straight.
Next year I'll be good--just wait!
I'd start now, but it's too late.
Somebody snitched on me.

So you better be good whatever you do
'Cause if you're bad, I'm warning you,
You'll get nuttin' for Christmas.


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Subject: RE: I'm gettin nuttin for Christmas
From: little john cameron
Date: 17 Dec 01 - 04:18 PM

That clickie ah postit has SOUND. ljc


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Subject: RE: I'm gettin nuttin for Christmas
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Nov 03 - 01:20 PM

The correct title of the above-posted song is NUTTIN' FOR CHRISTMAS, and it was written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett. It was first recorded in 1955 by Art Mooney & His Orchestra, with vocalist Barry Gordon—a 7-year-old one-hit wonder who had first appeared on Ted Mack's Amateur Hour. It has also been recorded by the Fontane Sisters, Stan Freberg, Spike Jones, Rosie O'Donnell, and others. A couple of Dr. Demento anthologies include the version by Stan Freberg. This info comes from AMG - All Music Guide.

I can't tell whose voice you hear at the site LJC linked to.

The version that Homer & Jethro recorded has different lyrics. It goes:

First line of verse: "Johnny is a little brat. I'm gonna tan his hide."
First line of chorus: "He's gettin' nuttin' for Christmas."

I would be thankful if someone would post H&J's complete lyrics. I have been unable to find them online.


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Subject: RE: I'm gettin nuttin for Christmas
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 07 Mar 05 - 09:18 AM

Refresh

BTW - the link from 2001 above has expired


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Subject: RE: I'm gettin nuttin for Christmas
From: PoppaGator
Date: 07 Mar 05 - 10:39 AM

I always heard it as:

I AIN'T gettin'
nuttin'
for Christmas

Perhaps that was an editorial embellishment on the part of one of my parents (even though they stringly discouraged use of the word "ain't" in real life).

Folk process....


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Subject: RE: I'm gettin nuttin for Christmas
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 08 Mar 05 - 02:15 AM

There are four different wav versions of Nuttin' for Christmas here.

They are by Barry Gordon, the Fontane Sisters, Homer & Jethro and Stan Freberg


The site, SoundAmerica.com, also has a couple of songs in the spoof section by a certain Mr Shatner...

Enjoy!

LFF


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Subject: RE: I'm gettin nuttin for Christmas
From: Cool Beans
Date: 08 Mar 05 - 02:59 PM

Child singer Barry Gordon went on to an acting career, most notably in the Broadway and film versions of "A Thousand Clowns" as a kid, and then to many guest TV appearances as an adult. I believe he was also president of the Screen Actors Guild for a time. He'd be in his mid-50s now.
Alvin and the Chipmunks recorded "We're Gettin' Nuttin' For Christmas." The classics never die.


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Subject: RE: I'm gettin nuttin for Christmas
From: Marion
Date: 08 Mar 05 - 07:46 PM

I first heard this song done in call-and-answer form by twin boys; when one sang, "I broke my bat on Johnny's head..." the other would say "Somebody snitched on me". And they took turns as to who was calling and who was answering. It was rather clever. I wonder if there are any songs that have been specifically written to be performed by twins?

Marion


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Subject: Lyr Add: NUTTIN' FOR CHRISTMAS (Homer & Jethro)
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 09 Mar 05 - 10:24 PM

Nuttin' For Christmas
Homer & Jethro - RCA Victor 47-6322 (1955)
Original Song Words
(S. Tepper, R. Bennett ©. 1955)


Johnny is a little brat,
I'm a-gonna tan his hide!
Well he durn near ruined our pussy cat,
I'm a-gonna tan his hide!
Before the cat could shift her gears,
Johnny grabbed Granma's pinkin' shears,
And he cut her tail off, behind her ears,
I'm a-gonna tan his hide!

CHORUS:
For he's gettin' nuttin' for Christmas!
He's gettin' nuttin' you bet!
Nuttin's too good for our Johnny,
And that's what he's gonna get!

[Instrumental fill]

One night I took him out to dine,
I'm a-gonna tan his hide!
His table manners weren't so fine,
I'm a-gonna tan his hide!
Mashin' taters with his toes,
Pourin' gravy on my clothes,
And shovin' string-beans up ma nose,
I'm a-gonna tan his hide!


CHORUS

[Instrumental break]


I sat Johnny on ma knees,
I'm a-gonna tan his hide!
Well, I told him about the birds and bees,
I'm a-gonna tan his hide!
Soon my brain was in a whirl,
And ma hair begin to curl,
Cause he tole me about boys and girls,
I'm a-gonna tan his hide!

So you better be good whatever you do,
Cause if you're bad, I'm a warnin' you,
[Spoken]
Johnny Boy, if you ain't good, I'm a gonna tell Santa Claus you're a midget!
[Sung]
And you'll get nuttin' for Christmas.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (I'm Gettin') Nuttin' for Christmas
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 10:59 PM

Homer & Jethro's parody version of NUTTIN' FOR CHRISTMAS can be heard at YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: (I'm Gettin') Nuttin' for Christmas
From: GUEST,kings dubai
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 05:58 AM


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