Compare: Christmas is Coming - Version 1
Words and Music: English Traditional
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1. Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat,
Won't you please put a penny in the old man's hat?
If you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will do;
If you haven't got a ha'penny, God bless you!
2. Christmas day is coming, lights are on the tree,
Hang up your stocking for Santa Claus to see.
If you you haven't got a stocking, a little sock will do;
If you haven't got a little sock, God bless you!
3. Christmas day is coming, the season of good cheer,
Let's all sing a carol for the brand-new year!
If you haven't got a carol, a jolly song will do;
If you haven't got a jolly song, God... bless... you...!
In July 2004, Glenn P. (a visitor to the site) assured me that this version of the song appeared on a yellow plastic 78 rpm record with a blue label and silver lettering, put out by "Little Golden Records", and performed by Anne Lloyd, the Sandpipers, Mitch Miller, and Orchestra.
My thanks to Glenn for adding value to this site!
Also appears in John Denver & The Muppets: A Christmas Together (Cherry Lane Music Company, c 1979, 2002). Arrangement by Milton Okun is copyright. The audio CD is also available: A Christmas Together - CD.